After six successful editions, the7th edition of Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival will be held on 26th to 29th September at Pragjyoti ITA Centre, Machkhowa, Guwahati. The festival will include screening of films from all across the Northeast along with a few invited films from the rest of India; interactive sessions, in addition to an exclusive Film Quiz- Cinemascope, panel discussions and the highly anticipated award ceremony.
A Short Film Contest is also organised as a part of the festival. It was open to filmmakers from the Northeast and for films shot in the Northeast or featuring stories from the region. Over 300short films were received for the contest and out of all the entries, the top 15 will be screened at the film festival. The top three winners will be awarded prizes of over Rs 2 lacs in addition to a trophy and certificate. The jury of the Short Film Contest includes experienced filmmakers. The first round jury members were Nahid Ahmed from Assam, Meena Longjam from Manipur and Wanphrang Diengdoh from Meghalaya. The Second round jury comprises of ReemaKagti, Adil Hussain and Ronnie Lahiri.
This year some of the finest films from Northeast and rest of India will be screened at the festival over 4 days. Movies like Nana – Tale of us from Nagaland, Widow of Silence, T for Tajmahal, Strawberry Point are some of the feature films to be screened at the festival. Shantilal O Projapoti Rohosyo Directed by Pratim D Gupta will be the Opening Film and T for Tajmahal, Directed by Kireet Khurana will be the Closing Film.
The Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival was conceived in the year 2013 with the objectives of promoting Northeast cinema and providing a platform for regional filmmakers. The festival also aims to bring in great storytellers under one roof, offering the audience a dynamic experience which combines cinema, short films, documentaries, Interactive panel discussions and workshops.
The organising team of the festival includes Tanushree Hazarika, Festival Director and Managing Director of Tattva Creations; Karma S Paljor, Eminent Journalist and Entrepreneur; Roopa Barua, Filmmaker; Pallavi Barua, Producer & Lawyer and Samujjal Kashyap, National Award-winning Filmmaker.
Renowned filmmakers, Reema Kagti; Director of Talaash and Gold; Ronnie Lahiri; Producer of October, Piku, Mardas Cafe and Pink, AdilHussain; Actor and Shiladitya Bora; Producer of Your Truly, Newton, Masaan etc are the honorary advisors who have helped shape the festival. Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival invites the film fraternity of the region along with film enthusiasts and the general public to be a part of this vibrant, four-day celebration of films, culture and heritage. Entry is free for all.