The second edition of micro-fanfest is all set to enthrall short storytellers in the city.
After celebrating the first ever Micro-Fiction Fan Fest in the city, the second edition of the popular fest is back in the city today. Fans of the tiniest type of storytelling will exchange ideas and newer concepts at Anti Social, Khar.
Khushboo Balwani Rawal and Hiral Malde Shah, the founders of the fan fest had the first edition in April this year. The idea was to bring like minded people to work on expanding ideas, making it a micro fun tale shares Hiral. “We realised that there is no platform where micro-fiction or flash tales are curated. We saw the YouTube Fanfest and thought that we should come up with our own platform to curate these tales,” she says.
Hiral and Khushboo came together thanks to common friends, and decided to have something of their own, “Most of the participants are millennials and some wordplay with them is always fun,” she says. “There is always a curiosity behind micro-tales; the way the audience reacts to them and how is the content created interested us a lot,” Hiral adds.
They will be handing out a few lines from classic tales/poems/songs to the audience and the audience will be allotted 15 minutes to come up with their own continued version of it Hiral explains, “Our panel of judges will then select a few pieces and the winners will be asked to perform their piece live. It is kind of an open mic. There will be a cash prize for the winners.”
The evening will begin with a panel discussion on Keeping up with micro-fiction with an illustrious panel of Arunoday Singh, Jose Covaco, Urmin (RJ, Snapchatter) and Nikhil Taneja (Writer, Producer). “The panel discussion will be moderated by Shakti Salgaonkar. We will talk about getting creative, making those six words, 140 characters leave the same impact that a 1,000 word story will. How do you keep up when the attention spans are getting shorter, gratifications are getting more instantaneous and you still want to fit in by thinking out of the box?” she adds.