Mumbai: National Award-winning filmmaker Rima Das will join Iranian directors Abbas Amini and South Africa’s Jenna Bass as part of the Generation 14Plus International Jury at the Berlin International Film Festival 2020.
“Being on the jury of the 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,” said the excited Village Rockstars director.
Berlinale is one of the most sought-after international film festivals for filmmakers and film lovers. Rima returns as a jury member after her film Bulbul Can Sing received the ‘Special Mention’ by the Generation 14plus International Jury at the Berlin in 2019.
Meanwhile, the young director from Assam is happy that her films – Village Rockstars and Bulbul Can Sing – have released on Netflix after having a dream run at the film festivals and theatres.