Bhubaneswar: Odisha-born film producer and promoter Jitendra Mishra will judge the International Children and Youth Film competition during the ’18th International Festival Of Cinematographic Debuts – Spirit Of Fire’ in Russia in March.
The festival, which began in 2002, is being hosted in various locations of Russia, Siberia and Khanty-Mansiyak region.
The competitive section is evaluated by the international jury consisting of 5 major figures of international cinema. There are four international awards secured with monetary renumeration.
The festival also includes annual photographic and visual exhibition.
“I am super excited as I am hoping for a unique cinematic experience in the chilling Siberian region. I have always been privileged as I get to watch best of the world cinema when I travel as a
jury and ultimately it helps us curate them for our own festival SIFFCY,” Jintendra said.
He has been the festival director of Smile Foundation’s film festival & forum ‘SIFFCY’ (Smile Int’l FF for Children and Youth) since its inception.
Born in Titlagarh, Jitendra has been associated with the production, distribution and promotion of over 110 films in various categories. Many of them have got worldwide acclamation and recognition. His recent production ‘The Last Color’ directed by Michelin-starred Chef Vikas Khanna had a special screening at the most prestigious United Nations headquarter and Cannes film festival, Marche du film section recently and received global appreciation.