National award winner Assamese film maker Rima Das will be a part of the jury for the Generation 14plus competition of the Berlinale festival.
The award ceremony for the Generation 14plus competition will take place on Friday, February 28 in the Urania, and the awards for the Generation Kplus competition will be announced on Saturday, February 29 at the Urania.
Expressing her happiness Das said, “Being on the jury of Berlin International Film Festival is a huge honour and responsibility. I feel blessed that I have got this opportunity at an early stage in my journey. It’s only last year that Bulbul Can Sing was part of Generation 14 Plus. This is even more special since the Generation section showcases films for children and youth, which are very close to my heart. I hope more filmmakers in India as well are inspired to make films for children and youth.”
The Berlin International Film Festival, usually called the Berlinale, is a film festival held annually in Berlin, Germany. It was founded in West Berlin in 1951. The festival has been held every February since 1978 and is one of the “Big Three” alongside the Venice Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival.
It is to be mentioned that Das was recognised by GQ India as one of the “Most Influential Young Indians 2018”. Her film Village Rockstars premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017 and subsequently received the Indian Film Award. She was also a guest at Generation 14plus last year and received a Special Mention from the 14plus International Jury.
Along with Das the members of the 14plus International Jury also include Abbas Amini and Jenna Bass.