Novel initiative under ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to encourage budding cinematic talents

75 NextGen Creative Minds to be a Part of 52nd IFFI

For the first time, 75 creative minds representing the next generation of cinema will participate in the 52nd International Film Festival of India in Goa. This unique initiative under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav will encourage and identify young creative minds and budding talents in the country.

The selected ’75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow’ will be part of the 52nd IFFI, Goa 2021, with access to all master classes/in-conversation sessions and interactions with industry leaders, among other activities. The celebration will also include the travel and accommodation of each selected candidate.

The first of its kind initiative was announced by the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur on 22 October. The Minister had said that the 52nd edition of IFFI will provide a platform to young budding talent from across India to connect with mainstream cinema filmmakers and the industry.

These youths have been selected through a competition for young filmmakers from across the country. More than 400 applications were received across the country for this competition.

The Grand Jury and Selection Jury for ’75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow’ were as follows:

Grand Jury
Prasoon Joshi – Renowned Lyricist & Chairman CBFC

Ketan Mehta – Renowned Director

Shankar Mahadevan – Renowned Indian Musician / Singer

Manoj Bajpayee – Renowned Actor

Rasul Pookutty – Oscar Winning Sound Recordist

Vipul Amrutlal Shah – Renowned Producer / Director

Selection Jury-
Vani TripathiTikoo – Producer and Actor, member CBFC

Anant Vijay – Writer and national award winner for best writing on cinema

Yatindra Mishra – Celebrated author and writer, National award winner for best writing on cinema

Sanjay Puran Singh – Film maker, National award winner for best film.

SachinKhedekar – Actor, Director

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