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Film Federation of India (FFI) introduces ‘Search for Stars’, an online platform for aspiring actors Search for Stars

Film Federation of India (FFI) introduces ‘Search for Stars’, an online platform for aspiring actors

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 15 Sep 2020, 11:45 am

Mumbai/IBNS: The Film Federation of India has launched ‘Search for Stars’, an online platform for young aspiring actors from across the world.

Said Firdausul Hasan, president of the association, which represents film producers, distributors, exhibitors, studios and other related bodies across the country, “The idea behind ‘Search for Stars’ is to reinvigorate the whole system.”

“We appreciate the efforts of all aspiring actors who come to Mumbai in search of work and to make a name for themselves; however, in this ‘new normal’ situation we figured that online would be the best avenue to reach out to untapped talents from every corner of India. Now anyone with access to the internet and a smart-phone, coupled with the passion of acting can participate in this online acting platform.

The actors, male, female or others; students, amateurs or budding professionals, must be either 18 to 35 years old (Group-A), or 35 to 55 years old (Group-B) as on September 7, 2020.

Aspiring actors can apply online at the website and choose the language in which they wish to audition.

Film Federation of India has enabled the choice of language for participants to 13 languages viz. Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Bhojpuri, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Odia, Assamese and Nepali.

According to the Federation, any contestant is welcome to act in their preferred language; however, if any contestant chooses to act in multiple languages, each language shall be treated as a separate entry and the participant will have to sign up on the portal one at a time, for multiple selections.

Apart from representing the various chapters of Indian Cinema, the Film Federation of India has also been entrusted by the Academy to recommend India’s entry for the Foreign Language Oscar.