Bangla Online Short Film Festival- E-Bioscope
The first international Bangla online short film festival- E-bioscope came together with the sole aim of promoting new talent. This festival helps upcoming film makers to show their films to a global audience. This festival exhibited about eighty short films for ninety days. Directors Q, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and Suman Ghosh served as juries for the film festival. This initiative was undertaken by Arijit Dutta, MD of Priya Entertainments and Oney Seal of Bongflix.com. Abhijit Paul’s short film “Scripted” was selected as the best film in the festival.
Speaking at the occasion Arijit Dutta said “This project is very close to my heart. When I first heard about the project I had agreed to carry on with this initiative. There are people with great ideas but they often do not get the platform to showcase their talents. With this initiative we will be providing them with a platform”.
Along with the website of e-bioscope the Facebook, Google Plus pages were used to create awareness about the project post as well make way for submissions by 31st August 2014. However seeing the huge response, the deadline was extended to September 2014. About hundred films were submitted initially from which the sorting for the best twenty films were done. Viewers worldwide voted for the top twenty movies within a time period of ninety days. The jury then selected and picked the best three films from amongst the lot.
The first runner up was the film Batik o Bigyapon while the second runner up was Pain. The best poster of the Bangla short film festival went to “Kleptomaniac at the airport”.
E-Bioscope surely is a noble initiative undertaken by Priya Entertainments and Bongflix. This will go a long way in future to help the young and budding talents.