Mumbai based filmmaker Prashant Bhilare's debut short film "MAIN ZINDAGI HOON", English title "I AM LIFE" represented India at Europe's 1st First Step Film Festival in the month of October 2010. The film festival was held in Tirana city of Albania.
"MAIN ZINDAGI HOON" also gets the honour of being the first Indian motion picture ever to be nominated and shortlisted for a screening at this film festival.
"MAIN ZINDAGI HOON" was screened with the English title "I AM LIFE" at this film festival. The running time stood to 15 minutes including the open and close credits.
The short film was filmed in director Prashant Bhilare's hometown Thane city over three days. The film was shot on Sony PD 170. The film has been impressing industry professionals in its home country for its narrative, camera work and acting.
The short film so far, has been screened at all the major film festivals in India with a GOLDEN CAMERA AWARD nomination for BEST SHORT FILM at the 3rd Nashik International Film Festival scheduled for January 2011.
Other countries whose short films/ motion pictures which were screened at the 1st First Step Film Fest include Greece, Turkey, France, Germany, Spain, Poland, Argentina, UK, Portugal, Italy, Iran, Hungary, Belgium, Puerto Rico, Belarus, Scotland, Austria, USA, Palestine, Poland, Ireland, Romania, Israel, Jordan, Finland, Spain, Croatia, Slovakia, Estonia, Russia, Mexico, Sweden, Serbia, South Korea, Canada, Taiwan and Paraguay.
As a part of the film festival, "MAIN ZINDAGI HOON" was screened at the television channel DIGITALB in Albania, making it a world television premier for the film.