ZEE5 partners with India Alive Short Film Festival

MUMBAI: Video streaming platform ZEE5 has partnered with India Alive Short Film Festival 2019 to offer a unique learning opportunity to less fortunate and marginalised children across India.

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, that they have brought alive through this heart-warming initiative.

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

The evening saw the presence of noted personalities such as Jackie Shroff, Smita Thackeray, Kabir Bedi, Satish Kaushik, Sudhir Mishra, Kunal Kohli, Ranvijay Singh, Shaan, Siddharth Anand, Sanjay Mishra, Ritesh Shah, and Jayati Bhatia among others.

ZEE5 India Head – News & Stories Yogesh Manwani 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 the best of entertainment for our consumer anytime, anywhere.”

Film Bug Founder & Director Nameeta Premkumar 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 the phenomenal result.”

Film Bug Co-Founder & Director Kapil Mattoo further added, “They need right guidance and avenue to move forward in this field, we are doing our bit and urge the 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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