South Asian streaming service Zee5 has announced the second edition of the Global Content Festival. The festival, which was launched in 2020, aims to provide a global platform to budding and independent filmmakers to showcase their work to an audience across 190+ countries.
For its inaugural edition, Zee5 had received hundreds of entries from countries like Australia, Bangladesh, Netherlands, India, Dubai, Singapore, the UK, the USA and more.
Singapore-based independent filmmaker Shilpa K Shukla emerged as the Global Content Festival winner with her film [email protected]
Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, Zee5 Global, said: “After the huge response we got to the first edition of the Zee5 Global Content Festival, we are thrilled to now announce the second edition. The Zee5 Global Content Festival is a special initiative we started in 2021 to give independent filmmakers and content creators from across the globe an opportunity to showcase their work to audiences in 190+ countries. Last year, we saw some stellar entries coming in, and we look forward to this year being even better.”
Submissions is open for one month, which began on January 7. An expert panel of judges at Zee5 Global will shortlist the top 50 entries, which will premiere exclusively on the platform. Zee5 Global will also drive promotional efforts around the content globally on behalf of the filmmakers.
The festival is now accepting entries for content created in any language across fiction and non-fiction TV shows, movies, documentaries, stories, short films, music videos, and more.
The duration for music videos or albums can be between three to five minutes, and audio-visual content consisting of episodic content, film, web series, amongst others, must have a minimum duration of 30 minutes. News 9 Live