1st Bengal International Short Film Festival in Kolkata; Huge Response From Short Film Makers



The 1st Bengal International Short Film Festival took place from 7th to 11th September at Rotary Sadan. Organized by Bengal Film and Television Chamber of Commerce, the festival was inaugurated by ace Tollywood actress Rituparna Sengupta.

Apart from various award winning Bengali short films, many short films from Bangladesh, Germany, Italy and Israel have also enriched the festival during this period.


The closing event saw the presence of Debasish Kumar, Mayor-in-Council, Kolkata who gave away the prizes to the winners in various categories like Best director, Best film, Best actor, Best actress and so on. A performance by physically-challenged children troupe named Anwesha also took place on the closing day of this short film festival.

The organizers promised that they will again be back with the short film festival the next year as the response this time has been extremely encouraging!!

Priyanka Dutta

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