Short film festival for the disabled

Short film festival for the disabled
Highlights

The official logo of the "Indian Inclusion Short Film Festival (IISFF) - 2019" – a unique festival working in the spheres of disability, welfare, inclusion and accessibility – conceptualised by WOW (Wonder on Wheels) Foundation in association with the Department of Language and Culture, Government of Telangana, was launched at Ravindra Bharathi here on Tuesday.

Hyderabad: The official logo of the "Indian Inclusion Short Film Festival (IISFF) - 2019" – a unique festival working in the spheres of disability, welfare, inclusion and accessibility – conceptualised by WOW (Wonder on Wheels) Foundation in association with the Department of Language and Culture, Government of Telangana, was launched at Ravindra Bharathi here on Tuesday.

IISFF is the first-of-its-kind short film festival to encourage filmmakers to create short films in the spheres of disability welfare, inclusion and accessibility.

WOW (Wonder on Wheels) Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation working for the welfare of disabled communities, spreading awareness on accessibility environments, and providing consulting on accessibility issues.

Dr Jyothi Reddy, an NRI entrepreneur and a prominent social activist, while launching the official logo of the IISFF, lauded the efforts of WOW Foundation on creating the unique film festival for the benefit of disabled.

Mamidi Harikrishna, Director (Language & Culture), Government of Telangana, unveiled the teaser of the short film and the official website www.iisff.in on behalf of the department of language and culture, he shared his happiness in associating with the first ever short film festival for the welfare of disabled sector.

Narsing Rao Bongurala, founder, WOW Foundation, opined that the disability communities in India need more awareness on many issues.

Since the short film is the most powerful medium of expression, the short film festival will reach across India and showcase short films that are made with the theme of disability, inclusion and accessibility.

Praveen Kumar Machavaram, the Curator of IISFF, has expressed his gratitude for all the supporters, and cobranding agencies, that have come forward to support the cause. He opined that the first-ever Short Film Festival will enable many filmmakers across India to take part and showcase their films during the film festival.

Sudheer (Laxvil Studios), Satish Kumar Adla (GEMS), Praja Prabhakar (Pavbaji Channel), Siva Chenna (Hi9 WebTV), Bobby Veera (Bobby Fitness Studios), Marri Srinivas (Kalaraj Media), Niharika Reddy (Niharika Fashion Studio) and Karthik (Hyderabad Kites) also graced the launching event. All the invitees and guests together launched the promotional posters of the short film festival.

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