Rima Das to be on Jury of Berlin International Film Festival

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New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANSlife) The Berlinaleis one of the most sought-after international film festivals for filmmakers and film lovers. National Award winning filmmaker Rima Das returns as a jury member of the Generation 14plus at the festival at the event. The other jury members for the 14plus category are Iran’s Abbas Amini and South Africa’s Jenna Bass.

After having a dream run at film festivals and theatres, ‘Village Rockstars’ and ‘Bulbul Can Sing’, were released on Netflix on 15th January 2020. Das’s film ‘Bulbul Can Sing’ also received the ‘Special Mention’ by the Generation 14plus International Jury at the Berlin International Film Festival 2019. Sharing her joy she says, “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.”

GQ India named Rima Das as one of the Most Influential Young Indians of 2018. She is one of the Brand Ambassadors of Toronto International Film Festivals ‘Share Her Journey’ campaign that champions the cause of gender equality in cinema. She has been on the jury for the prestigious section at Mumbai International Film Festival and Zlin Film Festival for Children & Youth. Currently, Rima Das also manages Mumbai-based production house, Flying River Films which supports local and independent filmmakers in the region.

Source: IANS

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Bangalore, April 02, 2020 : The nationwide lockdown to combat Coronavirus outbreak in the country has led to severe difficulties for the poor and homeless people. In an effort to help the needy, Greenwood High International School, has come forward to do their bit to the cause. The school have undertaken the initiative to prepare food for 300 underprivileged families every day and distribute  in and around Sarjapur area with the help of Sarjapur police station. This would be a continuous support from the school authority towards the needy people until the lockdown ends. While distributing the food, the school authority also followed the social distancing norms and ensured that necessary precautionary measures like masks and gloves were used in the entire process to provide clean and hygienic food to the people.

Speaking on this initiative, Ms. Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High said: “As much as we believe in inculcating the values of benevolence and philanthropy among our students, we practise these ourselves too. Greenwood High has always been compassionate to help those in need and we continue to do so. We are mindful of contributing to the society in multiple ways and are proud to leverage our sources towards such an important cause. Several NGOs, individuals and businesses are pitching in to help the citizens and government through various initiatives with the hope that humanity would survive these dreadful times of coronavirus onslaught. We believe that only by active collaboration between all the members of the society, we will be able to overcome the impact of this pandemic.”

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