Abhinav Tiwari, Director (Oass)

Oass is my first film and it deals with a very sensitive issue. It’s about teenage girls who are sold to brothels. According to my research, most of them are sold by their own relatives. I am lucky to have producers who managed to showcase the film at the MFF. Festivals are very important to independent filmmakers because there are many directors like me who don’t find buyers. This festival is a place where people from around the world converge in search of good films. Moreover, the MFF has been growing every year. A few years ago, they launched a Film Mart too. Also, the selection of films this year was better than at many other international film festivals. And, this year, Jaya Bachchan launched an initiative which gives a chance to young filmmakers under 20, which is amazing!Bollywood films have created a vacuum in the last ten years. Still, if you make a good film, people will watch it. Take, for instance, The Blue Umbrella made by Vishal Bhardwaj. So the bottom line is that distributors should back such films so that the audience gets to watch good cinema. And we have some brilliant makers across the country. Another encouraging thing is that Marathi cinema is evolving and doing some great stuff.

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