Abhay Deol joins the advisory board of Bandra Film Festival
The digital festival will kick-start with a slate of 50+ films on YouTube
Actor Abhay Deol has joined the advisory board of the Bandra Film Festival (BFF) 2021. Launched by FilmKaravan, the digital festival will kick-start with a slate of 50+ films on YouTube.
The festival has tied with Milaap to extend financial support to films and filmmakers in these challenging times. Discerning audiences can click the ‘Milaap Donate’ link set up alongside every title on the channel as well as on the BFF website.
Abhay had previously produced the film What Are the Odds? on Netflix with Filmkaravan.
Elated to be on the advisory board of BFF, the actor shared, “It has always been difficult for independent films and documentaries to reach out to the masses. I think the Bandra Film Festival will be a fabulous platform for independent filmmakers to showcase their work and reach out to a wide audience base.”
He added, “BFF is striving towards an eco-system that enables growth not just in spirit but also in form. The platform is designed to bring together a wide array of subjects from around the world and give an opportunity to filmmakers to showcase their work but it will also work closely with Milaap to orchestrate a fundraiser, extending financial support to the makers. This to my mind is literally walking the talk and never explored before, at least in the sub-continent.”
The three broad categories in which the films will be slotted at the Bandra Film Festival are Undiscovered Gems, a category that will showcase films that were made ahead of their time, went unnoticed and eventually got buried; Off The Beaten Path, which will enlist titles that are essentially experimental, unapologetic and non conforming; and New Discoveries, which will attempt to find fresh films, concepts, makers, and delve deep into unravelling these titles.
Film submissions to BFF 2021 are open currently for all formats, from all parts of India and the world. Filmmakers can contact the festival through its official website: www.bandrafilmfestival.com.