“ To create Guwahati International Short Film Festival (GISFF) as a brand and one of the most prestigious short film festival globally. It will also be a platform for filmmakers to showcase innovative creations internationally”
1 st Guwahati International Short Film Festival, 2011 (GISFF) is an initiative by Creovaent Productions to establish a quality platform for Independent filmmakers especially from North-East India also an effort to showcase best of the best short films from all over the world.
GISFF will be organized from April 4 to April 5, 2011 in Guwahati, Asom with easy accessibility for students and film enthusiast to view the award winning short films from all over India and world.
GISFF 2011 will be supported by ‘SHAMIANA’ popular short film club globally. ‘SHAMIANA’ will be the festival partner for GISFF 2011, which make GISFF as one of the biggest International Short Film Festival in India .
‘ SHAMIANA’ is also joining hands with Creovaent Productions to support the short film movement with ‘Creovaent Shorts’, to be announced during the first edition of Guwahati International Short Film Festival (GISFF).
Bollywood personalities like Mr. Mithun Chakraborty (Confirmation Awaited), Mr. Jahnu Baruah, Mr. Sanjay Suri, Mr. Onir (Confirmed), Ms. Juhi Chawla/Ms. Manisha Koirala, Mr. Purab Kohli (confirmation awaited), Mr. Cyrus Dastur will take part in the festival to encourage the young filmmakers from the region.
Another initiative by GISFF is called ‘GISFF Spreading Wings’ , the main idea is to identify one venue, interested colleges in all accessible important cities across North-East India to encourage students to participate in Film workshops & Seminars by renowned film personalities during the tour.
The average attendees of Guwahati International Short Film Festival will be celebrities from Assamese Film Industries, college students, parents, upcoming filmmakers and professionals from all over India with an average age group starting from 18-50 years.
The main venue for the first edition of Guwahati International Short Film Festival will be popular multiplex chain CINEMAX.
CINEMAX is located in one of the most popular and busy mall Dona Planet in Guwahati which gives ample scope for people to come and participate in the festival without thinking much about the hassle for distance and travel.