Entry Calling for Brahmaputra Valley Short Film Contest
Following the tremendous response by filmmakers and general public in the previous three editions,the organisers of Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival are organizing the fourth edition of the Brahmaputra Valley Short Film Contest this year.
The Brahmaputra Valley Short Film Contest isorganized to give upcoming talented film makersan opportunity to showcase their films and networkwith established national 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 India or features stories/topics related to Northeast India. Interested filmmakers can submit short films, animations and documentaries with duration of 10 minutes or less through online as well as offline. Last date of submission of entries is 31st May 2016.
The short films will be judged by nationally and internationally 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 2lacsbut 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 learnmore 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 this June.
In 2013 Romi Meitei from Manipur won the contest and Dominic Sangma from Meghalaya and Tarunabh Dutta from Assam won the 1st & 2nd Runner Up respectively. In 2014, the winner was Steven Ao from Meghalaya. Romi Meitei from Manipur and Tribeny Rai from Sikkim were adjusted 1st and 2nd Runner Up respectively.
The Brahmaputra Valley Short Films Contest and Film Festival are organized by Guwahati based organization,Tattva Creations. More details about the contest along with terms and conditions are available at www.bvff.in