GUWAHATI, Dec 16 � Aspiring directors from the North East India will receive due recognition and a chance to interact with some of the new age Hindi film directors through the Brahmaputra Valley Short Films Contest (BVSFC). The event is part of the Brahmaputra Valley Film Fest (BVFF), which is taking place on the January 11 and 12 in Guwahati.
According to an official press note, the contest is about �recognising an experimental genre of filmmakers from North East and will serve as a bridge connecting the Hindi film industry to this part of the country.�
With directors such as Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Reema Kagti presiding as the jury, the contest is aimed at offering an international platform for filmmakers to express their creativity.
The theme of the Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival is �New age cinema� and the directors invited to the festival are at the forefront of cinema which essays lives of common citizens of the country. Their presence will inspire the current directors in the North East India to share their stories in a significant way.
Short films, animations and documentaries of 10 minutes� duration will be selected for the contest. All films making it to the contest will get national and international coverage. Three best films will be screened at the festival and win certificates and prizes worth over Rs 1 lakh. The last date for submission is December 20, the organisers said.