Film Mentorship 2017

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The Pomegranate Workshop



A Youth Impact Mentorship in Film for Young Adults (15-19 years)

The exclusive Pomegranate Y-Impact (Youth Impact) mentorship which has created award-winning films by students over two consecutive years (The films have been selected for over 8 international festivals, including Norway and USA  and won ‘Best Film’ at ICFFI) is back this year!

You’re never too young to stand up and be counted. Your art can change the world.

The Pomegranate Workshop presents a unique individual mentoring opportunity for young adults in Film for students between 15-19 years of age!

A transformational mentorship where each student scripts, shoots and edits their very own short film under the mentorship of top notch experts. The program fosters intensive skill building and each mentee emerges a complete film maker.

Accolades for Pomegranate Y-Impact films:

The Silenced Siren by Siya Chandrie

The Golden Elephant award for “Best Film” in the youth category at the International Childrens Film Festival of India (ICFFI) 2015

Special Jury Mention at the Kala Ghoda Bombay Shots short film competition 2016

Screened at the IAWRT Asian Womens Cinema Festival, New Delhi 2016

Selected in International Competition at the International Youth Film Festival Langesund Norway 2016

Drum Roles by Avi Anurag

The National Children’s Film Festival, Jaipur 2016

The SHORT to the Point festival in Bucharest 2017

Universe Multicultural Film Festival, Rolling Hills Estates, USA 2017

Rock ‘n’ Roll Film Festival 2017, Kenya.

The course will be helmed by The Pomegranate Workshop, which will organize at least one public screening in Mumbai once the films are ready.

Mentorship Dates

13th May – 24th June 2017 Saturdays only

Mentorship sessions - 10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays only

  • The mentee will be required to shoot intensively each week between the mentorship sessions to garner required footage for the film. The footage will be analyzed and further guidance provided on the Saturdays when they meet the mentor.
  • Recommended camera to shoot on would be a DSLR with video capability / other options can be discussed during the orientation.
  • Camera to be brought by the mentee alongwith one laptop for viewing and editing to all sessions.
  • The editing software tutorial by Pomegranate will be on a Windows based platform software. Mentees are free to use any editing platform and software they are comfortable with provided they are able to figure out the chosen software.

All technical details will be discussed at the orientation for the selected mentees on May 5th Friday at 4 30 pm at the Pomegranate office (address below)

Application process:

Applicants to the Y-IMPACT film mentorship program need to reply to this mail  with their name, age and a paragraph on the subject on which they wish to make their film. Pomegranate will call the applicants in for a brief interview before assigning seats.

Also please send a link to any video work that you may have done/short film (this is not necessary for the application but if the candidate has shot something in the past, we would like to see it)

We have extremely limited seats. Please send in your application latest by April 20th. Seats will be allotted on a first come first served basis.

Mentorship Course fee: Rs 28,000/- which is inclusive of one public screening on completion of the film, plus 15 percent service tax,  swachha bharat cess and krishi kalyan cess= Rs 32200.

Kindly note that the entire film needs to be shot and edited latest by 25th June when the mentorship program culminates. No meetings, consultations  or reviews will be held post 25th June.

For further queries please call Priya on 9892210539 or Zahra on 9820521940


Batul Mukhtiar (Film): National Award winning Director and alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Batul is a film maker with experience in both, the fiction and documentary streams of filmmaking. Apart from several documentary shorts, she has directed a documentary feature 150 SECONDS AGO which travelled to many prestigious festivals across the world like the Yamagata International Documentary Festival, and the Cine Du Reel in Paris. In 2007, she directed a children’s feature film, LILKEE for the Children’s Film Society, India. In 2013, she completed another children’s feature, KAPHAL-WILD BERRIES for the CFSI, which won the Golden Elephant for Best Director at International Children’s Film Festival of India, 2013 and the National Award, Golden Lotus, for the Best Children’s Film in 2014.

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