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ZEE5 Global launches the second edition of its Global OTT Content Festival for independent filmmakers across the globe; entries are now open!

By BFFC Network Thursday, Jan 13, 2022 10:29: AM

Leading on the success of its first Global Content Festival in 2021 ZEE5 Global, the largest streaming platform for South Asian content, is back with yet another year of the celebrated content festival. Aiming at eliminating linguistic, cultural, and geographical boundaries, ‘Global Content Festival’ is a first-of-its-kind initiative by  ZEE5 Global that will give budding and independent filmmakers a global platform to showcase their work to an audience across 190+ countries. 

In 2021, the first edition of the Global Content Festival saw a massive response, with ZEE5 Global receiving hundreds of entries from countries like Australia, Bangladesh, Netherlands, India, Dubai, Singapore, the UK, the USA and more. Singapore-based independent filmmaker Shilpa K Shukla emerged as the Global Content Festival winner with her film [email protected] 

Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global, said, “After the huge response we got to the first edition of the ZEE5 Global Content Festival, we are thrilled to now announce the second edition. The ZEE5 Global Content Festival is a special initiative we started in 2021 to give independent filmmakers and content creators from across the globe an opportunity to showcase their work to audiences in 190+ countries. Last year, we saw some stellar entries coming in, and we look forward to this year being even better.”

Participants are required to send in their entries to [email protected]. Entries will be open from Jan 7 for a month. An expert panel of judges at ZEE5 Global will shortlist the top 50 entries, which will premiere exclusively on the platform. ZEE5 Global will also drive promotional efforts around the content globally on behalf of the filmmakers.  

The festival provides content creators with the biggest opportunity to attain global fame instantly, and experience a diverse environment.

About the ZEE5 Global Content Festival

Global Content Festival invites entries for content created in any language across fiction and non-fiction TV shows, movies, documentaries, stories, short films, music videos, and more. The duration for music videos or albums can be between three to five minutes, and audio-visual content consisting of episodic content, film, web series, amongst others, must have a minimum duration of 30 minutes. 

About ZEE5 Global

ZEE5 is the digital entertainment destination launched by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), a global Media and Entertainment powerhouse. The platform launched across 190+ countries in October 2018 and has content across 18 languages: Hindi, English, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Punjabi, including six international languages Malay, Thai, Bahasa, Urdu, Bangla and Arabic. ZEE5 is home to 170,000+ hours of On Demand Content. The platform brings together the best of Originals, Movies and TV Shows, Music, Cineplays and Health and Lifestyle content all in one single destination. ZEE5 offers key features like 15 navigational languages, content download option, seamless video playback and Voice Search.

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