Pune: Second Rising International Short Film Festival to be held at Kothrud

The two-day festival will include more than 250 short films and documentaries from all over India, neighbor country Bangladesh and other countries like the USA, Brazil, France, Germany, London, Russia and Spain.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Published:October 23, 2016 1:25 am

The second Rising International Short Film Festival will be held from 10 am to 6 pm at National Film Archives, Kothrud on October 26 and 27. The RISFF focuses mainly on documentaries and short films. The aim of the festival is to highlight and encourage women film-makers across the world.

The two-day festival will include more than 250 short films and documentaries from all over India, neighbor country Bangladesh and other countries like the USA, Brazil, France, Germany, London, Russia and Spain. The festival will open with the short film ‘Joint’ from Uttrarkhand, stated a release.

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Entries are being sought from across the world in 4 competitive divisions: Short Film, Documentary, Women Filmmaker’s Section and International Film. Like the previous festival, additional awards will be given in specific categories for technical and acting achievement this year as well.

The winners will receive a memento, certificate and cash prize during the closing ceremony. Entry is on first-come-first-serve basis. The festival is organised by Vijayalaxmi Film Productions and coordinated by Vijayalaxmi Jadhav and Atul Tapkir.