BAY AREA FINE ARTS
A STAGE FOR TALENTS

BAFA Short Film Competition 2016

BAFA (Bay Area Fine Arts) is a certified non-profit organization based in California U.S.A that provides a competing platform for the filmmakers in North America. The goal of BAFA is to identify, nurture and highlight filmmaking talents and it was inspired by 'Naalaiya Iyakkunar', a reality show for filmmakers organized by Kalaignar TV in India.
Filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers in the U.S, compete in the Short Film Competition organized by BAFA and make films in succession advancing through three rounds to win the season title of Best Director and other BAFA Awards.
BAFA mentors the filmmakers, organizes the selection process, publishes the films and concludes the season with the Grand Finale and Awards show where the final round films are screened and awards for various categories are presented to the winners.
Exclusively designed for BAFA and made from a prestigious trophy company based in Singapore, the 14 Golden Award Trophies are gaining celebrity status of their own

Season 1 Finalists

  • Karthik Subbaraj

  • Bharat Bala

  • Napoleon


Venue: DeAnza College, Cupertino, CA

Date: February 6th, 2016 - 5 PM


Season 1 Winners!!!

Best Film- Vivek Elangovan (Navam)
Best Director- Anjali Padmarajan (Irudhi Varai)
BAFA Panel Award- Guhan Vaithialingam (Subadan)
Best Actor- Seshank Kalvala (Irudhi Varai)
Best Actress- Ramya Vijayan (Irudhi Varai)
Best Supporting Actor- Seshank Kalvala (Velai Evanidam)
Best Supporting Actress- Diya Modi (Navam)
Best Art Director- Arunkalyan Nagarajan, Mohanapriya, Aishwarya Pradeep, Priyadarshini Chandrasekaran, Raghavan KL,Sriram Sridhar (Navam)
Best Music Director- Vidyashankar (Nizhal)
Best Film: Vivek Elangovan (Navam)
Best Cinematographer- Eswaran Baskaran and Ashwin Radhakrishnan (Irudhi Varai)
Best Writer - Kamal Dass Prem and Raj (Vidhi)
Best Editor - KR Srini, Mohan Subramanian (Suzharchi)
Best Technician - Arin Crimley (Subadan)
BAFA Panel Award - Guhan Vaithialingam (Subadan)
Best Sound Designer - No winner

Season 1 Finalists