MICA alumni organises short film fest in Orissa

MUMBAI: In his aim to educate the masses of Orissa in differentiating a serious film from the regular Bollywood masala stuff, a Mudra Institute of Communication (MICA) student, Jubanashwa Mishra, has decided to host an international short film festival in Bhubaneswar from 25 to 27 February next year.

PGDM student Mishra, due to pass out in January next, will be organising this film festival. He says, "This is my first initiative in educating masses from Orissa about short films. In a way, I also want them to take this ahead and make short films that will be appreciated and accepted both at the national and international levels."

The festival-cum-competition has been kept open for all genres of movies. Every film has been allocated a minimum of 5 minutes and a maximum of 22 minutes.

The source of inspiration for Mishra‘s film festival-cum-competition was the Nigerian film industry.

Mishra is likely to spend around Rs 1.5 million for the entire festival and wants to showcase at least 80 films.

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