Ritesh Batra’s The Masterchef was among the 5 short films that were screened at a private screening co-hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at the Sundance Film Festival . The screening was organised to launch the ‘Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge’ project.
All the 5 short films were made with production grants from the Sundance Institute and will become available to audiences online throughout the year via digital media platforms.
‘Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge’ is a short film competition that aims to harness the power of independent film to create a global conversation about extreme hunger and poverty. Its first edition will take place in 2015.
Keri Putnam, Executive Director of Sundance Institute, said in a statement, “With the support of the Gates Foundation, we are proud to launch this short film challenge and support filmmakers around the world in telling stories that inform and engage audiences in