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Bhubaneswar Film Festival (BFF) an exclusive Odia Film festival, concluded on Sunday evening

Bhubaneswar: 11/6/24:Bhubaneswar Film Festival (BFF) an exclusive Odia Film festival, concluded on Sunday evening at Jayadev Bhawan, Bhubaneswar. The main attraction on the final day was a masterclass by renowned Bollywood director Amit Rai.

The eminent writer Dr. Pratibha Ray graced the valedictory ceremony of BFF as the chief guest. On this occasion, she said, “Many films are based on literature, and such films often become timeless. Therefore, giving special attention to the script while producing a film can make it truly captivating.”

The ‘Bhubaneswar Film Festival’ was organized under the banner of Bhubaneswar Film Circle. A major highlight of the festival’s final day was a masterclass on screenplay written by renowned Bollywood Director, Amit Rai. The class attracted scriptwriters, artists, and media students.

“Story plays a vital role in making a film successful. A good story touches the hearts of the general masses. So, finding a good script and making it real will attract an audience,” said Amit Rai during the masterclass.

On the last day of the event 5 famed Odia films were screened. The list included films such as ‘Sunya Swaroopa’, ‘Sala Budha Ra Badla’, ‘Shesha Drushti’, ‘Moksha’ and ‘Malajanha’. The audience thronged into Jayadev Bhawan to watch these films.

Sanjoy Patnaik, Co-organiser of, Bhubaneswar Film Festival, thanked all the guests and audience as the 3-day event concluded successfully. He said that efforts will be made to organize such festivals every year for Odia Cinema industry to thrive. Among the organizers, Sukant Rath, Subash Sahoo, Ashok Palit, and Sanjay Mahala played a crucial role in managing the whole event. Bhubaneswar Film Festival had OdishaLIVE as its communication partner.

The 3-Day event screened 15 nationally & internationally acclaimed Odia cinemas, with participation from distinguished personalities from both Bollywood & Ollywood industries. Even on the final day, there was great enthusiasm among everyone present over there.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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