GUWAHATI: Time is running out as the final deadline for accepting entries to the eighth edition of Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival (BVFF) draws to a close on October 31, 2023. Northeast India’s most celebrated film extravaganza, BVFF is accepting entries of films from across India for its competitive and non-competitive categories, said a press release.
This December, the film fraternity from across India will converge in Guwahati, and filmmakers have a golden opportunity to showcase their cinematic brilliance to the world.
Hosted by Tattva Creations, the Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival has become a symbol of creativity, encapsulating the natural beauty, diverse cultures, and immense talent of North East India. With nearly 200,000 film enthusiasts and 20,000 visitors per festival during previous editions, BVFF is a gateway to fame and recognition. The festival has become a cornerstone of the Indian Film Festival Circuit, garnering widespread recognition and support from industry luminaries.
In its 8th edition, BVFF introduces new competition categories for feature films and documentaries, in addition to short films, to celebrate and promote meaningful cinema. The festival will also showcase films and cinematic works in the non-competition category. The aim of these movies is to broaden the platform for budding talent and showcase some of the best works in meaningful and creative cinema.
Despite recent global challenges, BVFF remains committed to showcasing filmmakers’ work on the national and international platform. Film enthusiasts from around the world are invited to be part of this cinematic extravaganza.
Speaking on the upcoming edition, Tanushree Hazarika, Festival Director of Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival says, “It’s been a wonderful journey to organise 7 successful editions of BVFF and we are delighted to be prepping up for the 8th edition in December 2023. We are bringing the festival back in a grander way keeping in line with our vision of being the cradle of meaningful cinema. Hosted in Guwahati, the gateway to Northeast India, BVFF aims to be a platform to bring together filmmakers and film talent across India.”
BVFF is more than justfilms; it’s a haven for creativity and networking. Attendees can look forward to engaging workshops,stimulating quizzes, and insightful panel discussions, creating prime opportunities to connect and network with renowned cinematic stars, both nationally and internationally recognized.
Speaking about an earlier edition of the festival, actor Boman Irani had said that he wished to attend the festival again. “Such a wonderful audience, so responsive to the smallest detail, I wish I could come again and again to attend BVFF,” Irani had said, commenting on the 2018 edition of the festival.
Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali also had praises for the festival. “The efforts that you take on to select the films and get the right filmmakers, thereby giving them a great opportunity and the platform to showcase their work, and that is why for seven years BVFF has been running successfully,” the popular filmmaker had said in 2019.
Other noted film persons including Farhan Akhtar (2014), Prakash Jha (2016), Rajkumar Hirani (2015), Gauri Shinde (2017), Nicholas Kharkongor (2019), Reema Kagti (2016), Shakun Batra (2018), Paoli Dam (2019), Sobhita Dhulipala (2019), Shiladitya Bora (2019), among many others, participated in the festival in the past and had shared great feedback, encouraging the organizers and everyone associated with the home-grown film festival.
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