GUWAHATI, April 16: Following the tremendous response by filmmakers and movie lovers in the last three editions, city based organization Tattva Creations is going to organize 4th Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival this year, a press release said. As a part of this festival, a short film contest, titled Brahmaputra Valley Short Film Contest will be organized to give the upcoming film makers an opportunity to showcase their films and network with established tiol filmmakers.
The contest is open for film makers from Northeast India as well as to any filmmaker whose film has been shot or filmed in Northeast or features stories/topics related to Northeast region.
Interested filmmakers can submit short films, animations and documentaries with duration of 10 minutes or less through online as well as offline. Last date for submission of entries is May 31.
The short films will be judged by tiolly and intertiolly acclaimed filmmakers from the region and Bollywood. The top 10 submissions will be screened at Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival. The top three winners will not only be awarded with prize money worth over two lakh but they will also get a chance to work with top Bollywood directors.
Last year, the short films contest winner Jivitesh Mazumder got an opportunity through this platform and is currently working with a leading production house, Rising Sun Films on their upcoming film Pink, starring Amitabh Bachchan. Rising Sun Films is the production house of renowned filmmaker Shoojit Sircar and producer Ronnie Lahiri, which has produced popular films such as Piku, Madras Café, Vicky Donor among others.
“I feel that filmmakers from the region need a platform to showcase their talent which is why Northeast needs more quality film festivals such as BVFF. I hope more and more budding filmmakers become a part of BVFF as they will get to learn more about the industry and also connect with the right people,” shares Ronnie Lahiri, who is also on the BVFF advisory board. The film festival will be held at Guwahati in June this year.