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An opportunity for short films to go OTT

UVAA Virtual Film Festival

UVAA Virtual Film Festival UVFF2020 would be the first of its kind film festival that is not only Non-Profit but also for the benefit of short filmmakers in India and around the world. A festival, which will provide an opportunity for short films to be promoted and picked up by OTT channels across the globe.

UVFF’s aim is to create an opportunity for filmmakers to showcase their work and reach out to the right jury members and audiences world over thereby getting one step closer to receiving recognition for their art. UVFF 2020 has wonderful opportunities for the business of film and visual arts.

All entries are promoted for free through their social media and website, with a featured page of each project. UVFF2020 offers seven different categories to the filmmakers to send their entries. These seven categories are; Best Film (Fiction), Best Film (Non-Fiction), Best Film (Social), Best Film (Environment), Best Film (Covid-19), Best Film (Foreign Language) and Best Film (Music Video)

UVFF2020 has decided to keep the duration of the films up to 40 min. This is again kept in mind from the OTT perspective. The idea is to select a series of short films on various issues/themes and market them with OTT platforms.

UVFF2020 becomes the connection between the filmmakers and the content buyers thus helping the film Industry and creating one interesting hub for selected award-winning content.

All projects officially selected will receive the UVFF official laurel and the customized certificate of achievement according to their final status in the competition. As underlined above, some of them will be shown online.

Some of the award winners will be requested for an online interview or to provide the festival with a BTS or award acceptance video statement to be published in the UVFF website.

UVFF 2020 comprises of Jury Members- Vinod Ganatra (Film Director) Rakesh Bedi (Film & Theatre Actor) Hasina Kharbhih (Social Entrepreneur) Javed Sayyed (Senior Editor-Director) Parvin Dabas(Actor-Director) Thomas A. Xavier(Noted Cinematographer)

Patrons- Vasdev Mohi (Sahitya Akademi & Saraswati Award winner), Javdav Payeng(Padma Shri recipient), Dj Sheizwood (famous DJ), Paintal (noted Actor), Sangram Singh( world champion wrestler), Nise Meruno (World-renowned Pianist), Kapil Pathare (Director VIP clothing), Rida Gadpoh (musician )

UVFF 2020 is getting a tremendous response on submissions. Entries from the US, UK, BANGLADESH, AUSTRALIA and various parts of India including Kashmir are coming regularly. The last date of the submission is 14th June and the final results will be declared on 30th June 2020.

Non Profitable Venture / social cause

UVFF 2020 will be a 100% non-profitable entity. A tie-up is done with AHRI an Assam based NGO who is working in the interiors of Assam with the various communities to fight the COVID19 cause. Any profits from the festival will proceed as donations towards helping the millions fight this fight against COIVD-19.

UVFF 2020 will be hosting and managing the entire festival on Film Freeway, the world’s #1 platform to discover, submit and engage with film festivals around the world.

The man behind this venture is Kamal Nathani who has spent his last 35 years in this Mumbai film Industry and has produced and directed many television serials, films, commercial ad films and other social films for various ministries and the corporate sector. He has some Award-winning feature films to his credit. He himself has been involved in participating in the national and international film festivals for the last 30 years.