"I RESIGN" For Best Short Film 6 : 30 minutes
Jay Mohan is a filmmaker based out of Dallas, Texas. As a new comer to the Dallas movie making arena, he started making films only from 2018. Within a short span of time he has made three short films covering multiple aspects of human life that has received worldwide recognition. As a computer engineer and software business owner by profession, he started down the path of filmmaking due to sheer passion. His enthusiasm to create stories covering wide variety of human emotions while his characters are faced with common diabolical yet heart wrenching hurdles make him stand out. As a story writer, director and cinematographer, he dreams of painting frames that will touch human emotions.
All selected project are judged by our staff filmmaker and the general audience at large.
The general audience at large accounts for over 80% of judging results.
Judging criterias are based on:
1. STORY/SCREENPLAY - 5 points
Story is inventive, fresh and masterfully woven. Dialog is excellent. Characters are compelling and distinctive.
2. DIRECTOR - 5 points
Story is told in a unified, unique & cohesive, clear, distinctive style & tone, Relational dynamics are believable.
3. CINEMATOGRAPHY - 5 points
Visually stunning. Camera movement and shot selection is excellent.
4. EDITOR - 5 points
Rhythmic, moving, engaging arrangement of pictures and sound
5. ACTING - 5 points
Relational dynamics are strong & believable. Actors aptly reach our center of caring for them.