Three veterans of Tollywood industry Ranjit Mallick, Mr. Tarun Majumdar and R.D. Bansal & Co were felicitated with various awards at the inauguration programme of the second Bengal International Short Film Festival (BISFF) organised by Bengal Film & Television Chamber of Commerce (BFTCC).
At the ceremony emceed by Ms. Ritabhari Chakraborty, the Hiralal Sen Award was conferred upon Ranjit Mallick by Bratya Basu & Gargi Roy Chowdhury, B.N Sarkar Award to R.D. Bansal & Co by Sandip Roy & Nandini Sarkar and Devaki Basu Award to Mr. Tarun Majumdar by Rituparna Sengupta & Subhaprasanna.
“We are trying our very best to create a favourable climate for movie making in the state and that is the motto of BFTCC. The film festival is to inspire amateurs, budding and professional film makers to come up with more original and inspiring material”, said Firdausul Hasan, President of Bengal Film and Television Chamber of Commerce.
Films from different regions of India would be screened, such as, Bengali, Tamil, Telegu, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu and Silent films; along with foreign films from USA, France, Italy, UK, Bangladesh, and Newzealand from 5th June’2017 to 11th June’2017, between 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
BFTCC is a collective representative of Entertainment Industry including Film and Television and is registered under section 8 of the Companies Act 2013 as Non-profit making service organization. In order to give the short film makers and documentary film makers the due respect that they deserve the Bengal International Short Film Festival (BISFF) came into existence, under the able management of BFTCC and a history was created.
The surplus of the proceeds from the event shall be channelized for the overall growth and betterment of the film industry as whole. It will also be utilized in funding beneficial projects for children living with HIV / AIDS.