Following the pledge of Basil Content Media of sponsoring 5 Indian first and second time filmmakers to Platform Busan, a 4 day networking and learning initiative during the Busan International Film Festival, the company today announced the selected participants from India.
Representing the country will be FTII graduates Piyush Dinkar Thakur (Kyoto Filmmakers Lab [scholarship] winner) and Heer Ganjwala (Producer - Ralang Road), along with Marathi filmmaker-producer Gargi Kulkarni, Malayalam filmmaker Vidhu Vincent and Documentary filmmaker Antariksh Jain.
The five shortlisted participants were chosen from over a hundred and twenty applications that were received to be sponsored to attend the 4 day initiative of Platform Busan from14-18 October 2018.
Speaking about it, Founder, Basil Content Media, Vivek Kajaria said "It is heartening to see such amazing talent all around and such strong applications. Unfortunately we could only sponsor and send 5 and we are happy that these filmmakers selected also represent some of the best talent in our country. Here's hoping they are able to make use of the platform that Busan film festival provides in their respective careers"
The first of many of it's initiatives, Basil Content Media is India's premiere films sales and festivals outfits aimed at facilitating the discovery of Indian films and filmmakers across the globe.
Commenting on this Kajaria added saying, "We want to build a resource base for filmmakers across India and we hope that this one collaboration marks the first of many more to come. With Basil Content, we are committed to creating a sustainable ecosystem for indie filmmakers across the country and are thankful for festivals like Busan and the likes for believing in us to want to collaborate."