Five Day Mega Event – Bring Your Own Film Festival 2012

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The 9th edition of Bring Your Own Film Festival(BYOFF) is all set to welcome the filmmakers and film-lovers on the sandy beaches of Puri to be held from February 21 to 25 . The Five Day mega event is expected to witness the screening of over 130 films of different genres and durations from over 16 countries.

BYOFF’s uniqueness lies in the approach of the organisers – there is no selections, no jury and no awards for the films screened; anyone who has a film can show it here; there is no hierarchy, no bureaucracy; it would be just the sun, the sand, the sea, cinema and more.

The Films will be screened in makeshift tents on the beaches of put. About 300 delegates are arriving from all parts of country and abroad to celebrate the occasion. Organised in collaboration with INSCREEN, the premier film society of the state bases at Bhubaneswar, the festival has held outside the Pink House Hotel and Restaurant off the Chakrathirtha Road of the temple city.

In BYOFF-2012, one can sing, dance, showcase his paintings, sculptures and photographs, present enactments, discuss ideas, share thoughts and experiences, or just laze around. To screen a film the filmmaker can log on www.byoffpuri.com and register his or her film.

BYOFF was started in 2004 when a bunch of filmmakers thought it would be great to get together somewhere on abeach, away from th city atmosphere and far from the pomp and ceremony of a festival, more than thousands films were screened since then in BYOFF.

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