AGNI Showdown 2016, a competition to celebrate and encourage aspiring independent and student filmmakers among the Indian community, has announced the winners for the nation's first Tamil music video and short film competition.
Featuring two categories, the Grand Prize for the ‘Short Film’ category was presented to Thayalan Subramaniam for his short film, Vizhuthu while Jaya Easwar Ragavan was awarded the Grand Prize for the ‘Music Video category’ for Selvom Vaa.
The winners from each category took home RM10,000 cash and the Top 5 short films and music videos were officially screened at the 15th Deepavali Carnival on 26th October 2016.
AGNI Showdown 2016 was organised by Agenda Suria Communication and TouchTronics Entertainment, with the support by Malaysian Indian Creative Content Council (MICCC), Special Unit Program for Socioeconomic Development of Indian Community (SEDIC) and FINAS.
Full List of AGNI Showdown 2016 winners:
Short Film Category
Grand Prize - Vizhutu by Thayalan Subramaniam
1st Runner Up - Thirai by Huumessh Gunaseelan
2nd Runner Up - Manidhi by Lena Thannimalai Srinivasan
3rd Runner Up - A Stranger's Pleasure by Indiran Shanmugam
Consolation Prize - The Life by Kumaresan Sundramurty
Music Video Category
Grand Prize - Selvom Vaa by Jaya Easwar Ragavan
1st Runner Up - Ninaithu Vaazhven by Sivanissh S. Elankovan
2nd Runner Up - Anbe Aaruyirae by Gunavatani Kunasegaran
3rd Runner Up - Jenmam Nirainthathu by Gogularaajan Rajendran
Consolation Prize - Vedakabadathaari by Mugeshwaran Sivanantham