A group of newcomers participated in a shortfilm contest titled First Clap and organized by Suriya under his 2D Entertainment banner.

Over 250 films participated in this grand event out of which only 5 were selected as the winners of the event. It was graced by Suriya and director Vetri Maaran who during the event commented that the filmmakers are too good that they can easily make feature films.

Suriya opined that directors should have a social message and make films that connect with the audience by being authentic in its overall appeal.