Bhubaneswar: Well known Film producer & Siffcy festival director Jitendra Mishra is selected jury for the prestigious European Children Film Association (ECFA) this year. He will be travelling to 23rd Schlingel International film festival next week to join the esteemed jury panel, scheduled from 1 to 7 October in Chemnitz city of Germany. He is the 1st Indian from the similar industry to be selected here.
Born in Titlagarh, Odisha, Jitendra Mishra is one of the few Indian film producers & promoters who have been able to create a benchmark in ‘Alternative method of Film Production, Distribution & Promotion’ at international level. Committed towards meaningful cinema, Jitendra has been associated only with socially relevant films made for young audience. He has already been associated with the production, distribution and promotion of more than 110 films in all categories. Many of them have got worldwide acclamation and recognition.
His current production ‘The Last Color’ directed by Michelin Starred Chef Vikas Khanna is all set for world release soon, the fist look of the film was launched during the official event of prestigious Cannes Film festival this year. He has been the festival director of the unique film festival ‘SIFFCY’ (Smile Int’l FF for Children & Youth) which he has conceived the idea & designed for India’s most leading development organization Smile Foundation.
“I feel honored that, this is my 5th International Jury invitation this year and I have been privileged enough to watch great handpicked world cinema made for young audience and ultimately helps me curate the best ones for our own festival SIFFCY in December. Also it gives me opportunities to learn & exchange ideas, practices & cinema among the global industry leaders and implement them in our endeavors. Schlingel is one of the most credible festivals in its category and I am excited to attend it this year”, said Jitendra on this occasion.
Awarded with the prestigious ‘Son of Odisha’ (Odia Pua), ‘Young Jury, ‘Youth Icon’, ‘Youth inspiration’ & many other awards, Jitendra Mishra is also elected Board of Director for the most credible and oldest children & youth media network CIFEJ. He has been consultant to many credible & reputed organizations, an active member of the Cannes producers’ network and also been selected as Jury for many leading international film festivals & forums.