IFFI to serve as platform for shoestring budget short films

MUMBAI: The 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will henceforth serve as a platform for films shot on mobile phones on shoe-string budgets or with as little as pocket money given to school and college students.

“The aim of Chhota Cinema is to get students who make extremely low-budget films on the IFFI canvas. It‘s a great platform for those who have virtually no resources. Chhota Cimena is their chance to become big. These films may have small budgets but very often the quality is unmistakable. It gives youngsters a great chance to showcase their talent," Mandovi Entertainment managing director Janardhan Bhandari said. 

The festival, starting 22 November, will have 22 films in the five minutes section, 15 films in the 5 minutes section and 18 films in 30 minutes section of the ‘Chhota Cimena‘ segment.

Mandovi Entertainment is jointly hosting the Chhota Cimena segment along with the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), a state government-run society that oversees the logistics of the IFFI.

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