Lexus along with Weinstein Company, has so far conducted three seasons of their highly popular and successful Lexus Short Films. The event allowed film makers and story tellers from all over the world to come on the stage to showcase their talent.
Now, this year, in its fourth edition, Lexus Short Films has arrived in India with the goal of supporting and nurturing a new generation of emerging filmmakers, aspiring directors and writers who get to utlise this unique opportunity supported by Lexus to collaborate with acclaimed film studio – The Weinstein Company to produce and showcase their work on an international stage from producing film to worldwide exposure.
This season’s theme is TRANSFORMATION which is born from the Lexus brand’s belief that amazing things happen when you transform the ordinary into extraordinary. Lexus and The Weinstein Company also announced that Jeannine Donohoe’s film Game has won a Bronze Entertainment Lion for Cinema & Theatrical Fiction Film at Cannes Lions. Game, about a young athlete who defies the odds to pursue a sports passion, was one of four films released this year as part of Season 3 of the Lexus Short Films series.
For Season 4, an esteemed filmmaker selection committee which will include Oscar nominee, writer and actor Taylor Sheridan (best known for the films Hell or High Water and Sicario, and the television series Sons of Anarchy), alongside key executives of The Weinstein Company and Lexus, will be reviewing the submissions to select the four finalists. Joey Horvitz with The Weinstein Company who had produced the films from the previous seasons will return to produce the next series of films.
“When we entered India early this year, Lexus stated a clear commitment to amazing experiences that go beyond our vehicles. We are now excited to offer filmmakers in India the opportunity to have their work compete and be seen on a global level,” said Akitoshi Takemura, Senior Vice-President, Lexus India. “India is one of the biggest and most exciting film markets in the world so we are excited about the potential entries from here to Lexus Short Films.”
Filmmakers can submit their films for consideration utilizing Withoutabox, the premier submission service for film festivals and filmmakers. Submissions are now open for Season 4 until August 24th.