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Short films get recognition in IFFI competition


NEW DELHI: For the first time, the forthcoming International Film Festival of India in Goa will not only have competition for short films but also a unique business platform for short and documentary films to give impetus to the short film movement.

Created by the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) and the Directorate of Film Festivals, the Short Film Centre’s business platform is being organised from 23 November to 1 December as part of the 39th IFFI.


The platform will bring together 5,000 industry professionals through a series of events. Registration is open through www.reelport.com and www.shortfilmcenter.org. The last date for registration is 15 October.


The SFC will have film buyers, film funding agencies, film festival organisers and film makers.


ESG Chief Executive Officer Manoj Srivastava told indiantelevision.com that SFC will have two competitions - International competition for shorts under 30 minutes and another on shorts and documentary films on environmental issues - that will compete for the Vedanta Sesa Goa and the Vasudha Awards with a combined prize money of approximately $30,000.


This is in addition to the National Film Development Corporation’s Film Bazaar at Marriott Resort in Goa from 26 to 29 November.

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