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Rima Das joins jury of Generation 14plus at Berlin International Film Festival

The National award-winning filmmaker’s last film, Bulbul Can Sing (2019), had won the Special Mention award in the same section last year.

Sonal Pandya

Filmmaker Rima Das is adding one more feather in her cap as she joins the jury of the Generation 14plus section at the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival.

Das’s last film, Bulbul Can Sing (2019), had won the Special Mention award at the same section last year. Iran’s Abbas Amini and South Africa’s Jenna Bass are the other jury members alongside Das.

In a statement, Das shared her reaction at being chosen, calling it an honour and a 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,” she added.

Both of Das’s award-winning films, Village Rockstars (2018) and Bulbul Can Sing (2019), are now streaming on Netflix. The 70th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival will be held from 20 February to 1 March.

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