Gionee Presents ‘Love Ke Side Effects’, A Short Film Contest by Pocket Films - A Call for Entries

Gionee, the maker of the sexiest phone in the world, is proud to present “LOVE KE SIDE EFFECTS” a short film contest by Pocket Films and powered by FunOnGo.

Online PR News – 13-March-2015 – Mumbai, Maharashtra – Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, March 12, 2015 -- India’s pioneer in alternate content, Pocket Films, and the maker of the sexiest phone in the world, Gionee, come together to celebrate “love” and present the country’s most entertaining short film contest ‘Love ke side effects’ powered by FunOnGo. The contest in its second year comes with a theme simmered with love and an opportunity to win a trip to Paris besides other exciting prizes including Gionee smartphones.

This year on Valentine’s Day, Pocket Films and Gionee decided to take the notion of “love” a step ahead and give every film maker a golden chance to portray a love story through a film. The idea is to handpick films centered on love, romance, affection or side effects of love including breakups, commitment phobia, possessiveness, manipulation, emotional blackmail among love’s many facets. Starting from the day of love February 14th until March 31st, 2015, the contest is open for short film entries of 1 to 10 minutes duration.

Offering a unique and ubiquitous platform to every film maker, Gionee, Pocket Films and FunOnGo are focused on combining expression, creativity and reward for India’s young talent while giving them the wider tapestry they seek to present themselves to the world.

Mr. Saameer Mody, Managing Director, Pocket Films, expresses, “It is February and there is love all around. ‘Love’ as an emotion has brought out the best in film makers across generations. This contest which is in its 2nd season aims to provide a platform where everyone can express their unique interpretation of this universal emotion and make film lovers witness unseen facets of it from a film maker’s lens. It is a win-win for the young film makers for they love the opportunity to showcase their talent to the world.”

Mr Arvind Vohra, Country CEO and Managing Director, Gionee India, said, “As a brand we are excited to be a part of the short film contest as we feel films gives a platform to express the thoughts for the makers/directors. This also fell well with our products as we also give a platform to express themselves and the camera in our phones work as an enabler to follow the passion of filmmaking.”

Winner of Best short film by jury will get return tickets to Paris with trophy. 1st Runner up will get a HD Camera and 2nd Runner up will get Gionee Smart phones.

The entries for the contest shall be accepted until 31st March 2015.

For detailed contest terms and to participate in the contest visit

About Pocket Films:
It is the leading distributor and the No. 1 partner channel for YouTube in India ( for short films, independent films, animation films and documentaries with 145,000+ subscribers, 108+ million views and generates over 150,000 views daily. Its library comprises over 3,500 films aggregated from more than 1,500 film makers. Pocket Films also showcases its content on internet platforms, mobile, video-on-demand and also on television through a dedicated TV show titled ‘Prime Talkies with Pocket Films’ on NDTV Prime every Thursday at 9 pm.

Saameer Mody
Pocket Films
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