ZEE5 partners with India Alive Short Film Festival to showcase films by marginalised kids

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, ZEE5 and Filmbug will offer a platform to underprivileged children to hone their creativity

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Aug 8, 2019 12:47 PM

ZEE5 has partnered with India Alive Short Film Festival 2019 to offer a unique learning opportunity to marginalized children across India.

Viewers can watch these short films exclusively on the ZEE5 app. In this first-of-its-kind initiative, ZEE5 and Filmbug have partnered to offer a platform to children who have a very different view and experience of life.

The 2019 edition of the festival will present interesting films like ‘Apun Ka Cinema’, ‘Zindagi Se Jung’, ‘Tumhaari Adhuri Soch’, ‘Saccha Sangarsh’, ‘Khushi’, ‘Nakusha’ (unwanted), ‘Moklik’ (Freedom), ‘Main Zinda Hun’, ‘Kyun’, ‘No Oxygen’ and ‘Dark and Lovely’ that aim to open up discussions about issues that are usually hushed up or go unspoken.

Yogesh Manwani, Head - News and Stories, ZEE5 India, said, “We are thrilled to associate with India Alive Short Film Festival and showcase all films shown at the festival exclusively on ZEE5. It was a treat to watch all the short films and the hard work that was put in by these gifted children. We are proud to provide a platform to these young talented creative minds an internship to hone their skills with the industry best at ZEE5. As India’s fastest growing OTT platform, we will continue our endeavour to provide best of entertainment for our consumer anytime, anywhere.”

Nameeta Premkumar, Founder and Director, Film Bug, said, “It is very encouraging to see the film fraternity stepping forward to support and motivate the children and appreciate, it drives them to work better and we are happy to see phenomenal result.”

Kapil Mattoo, Co-Founder and Director Film Bug, added, “They need right guidance and avenue to move forward in this field, we are doing our bit and urge industry to join in and let’s give it back to the industry which has given us so much of love and respect.”

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