FilmKaravan launches Bandra Film Festival to support filmmakers
The digital festival will be launched on YouTube later this month
The Bandra Film Festival will go live on YouTube later this month. Launched by FilmKaravan, the digital film festival will kick-start with a slate of 50+ films from across the country.
The films will be available for viewing on the Bandra Film Festival YouTube channel. Viewers can contribute funds to support the films and filmmakers of their choice. All donations will go towards supporting creators through these challenging times. The festival is giving an initial donation to the participant filmmakers as a token of appreciation.
Pooja Kohli Taneja, Artistic Director of Bandra Film Festival, stated, “For the past 15 years we have curated and distributed content. Many titles didn’t fit the requirements of the online platforms and went unnoticed. This gave us a reason and chance to create a new platform to amplify the undiscovered and forgotten gems from the past as well to showcase new talent emerging every day.”
The festival is opening with two titles — Shivajee Chandrabhushan’s Frozen, starring Danny Denzongpa, Aamir Bashir and Yashpal Sharma, and Arati Kadav’s Uss Paar, featuring Jackie Shroff and Ovi Dixit.
Satya Raghavan, Director - Content Partnerships, YouTube India, shared, “Cinema is core to Indian culture in a way that it's often hard to distinguish the line between life and art and this deep influence is palpable on YouTube, which increasingly serves as a barometer for what captivates audiences. Fittingly, India is also home to the world’s most vibrant film industry and we’re very excited to bring to our millions of viewers the Bandra Film Festival, which curates the best of cinema from different parts of India, and provides a platform for upcoming cinematic talent.”