Delhi based, Odisha born Film producer & Siffcy festival director Jitendra Mishra is selected jury for the prestigious European Children Film Association (ECFA) again this year. This time he is invited to be Jury for both ECFA & CIFEJ during Filem’On International Film Festival for young audience, hosted in the European Union Capital city Brussels, Belgium. He will be travelling to Belgium for this job from 26th October to 2nd November 2019. He will be the 1st Indian from the similar industry to be selected as Jury for both these associations together.
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 methods of Film Production, Distribution & Promotion’ at international level. Committed towards meaningful cinema, Jitendra has been associated 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 had a special screening at the most prestigious United Nations headquarter & at Cannes film festival, Marche du film section recently and received global appreciation. As of now the film has already been selected in more than 30 international film festivals and received more than 10 different awards and nomination in various categories. Jitendra has been the festival director of the unique film festival ‘SIFFCY’ (Smile Int’l FF for Children & Youth) which he has designed for India’s leading development organization Smile Foundation.
“I felt honored to receive the invitation from Hilde Steenssens, the festival director of Filem’on. I have been privileged enough as I get to watch best of the world cinema made for young audience when I travel as a Jury and ultimately it helps us curate them for our own festival SIFFCY in December. It also gives me opportunities to learn global practices, exchange ideas among the global industry leaders & implement them in our own endeavors, I am thankful to the management of Smile Foundation for creating these opportunities,” said Jitendra on this occasion.
Awarded with the prestigious ‘Son of Odisha’ , ‘Young Jury, ‘Youth Icon’, ‘Youth inspiration’ & many other awards, Jitendra Mishra is also an 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 Jury for many leading international film festivals & forums.