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Winners of 2021 Global OTT Content Festival are announced by ZEE5 Global

Madhushree Chakrabarty February 26, 2021

ZEE5 Global announced the winners of and winning entries of the 2021 Global OTT Content Festival. The list of winners includes 15 content creators across various continents, which are also streaming on ZEE5 and can be watched for free across the world here.

The 2021 Global Content Festival was launched in November 2020 and received entries from filmmakers and content creators from the USA, Pakistan, Australia, Bangladesh, UK, Singapore, The Netherlands, and Dubai. The creators have forayed across all genres starting from drama to mystery to lifestyle in various languages like English, Hindi, Bangla, Malayalam, Marathi, and Tamil.

Independent filmmaker based in Singapore, Shilpa K Shukla became the winner of the Global OTT Content Festival Winner with three entries namely [email protected], Tashi, and Dots in the Drama category.

[email protected] is the world’s first anthology which is produced, written, and directed in 8 languages by only one filmmaker. The second one is a bilingual English-Hindi film shot in Singapore telling a stirring story about family and relationships. And, the third film, DOTS is a film made during the lockdown, and about 10 emotionally isolated people connected through an imaginary app named DOTS. Though Shilpa has won many international awards for her short films, this will be the first time that her films will be streaming on a global OTT platform.

Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global, said, “The idea behind launching the Global Content Festival was to give independent filmmakers and content creators a platform through which they could showcase their content and find audiences across the globe, especially during a difficult year. And we’ve been overwhelmed by the response we’ve got, with entries just pouring in from across continents. It’s been quite a task to pick out 15 gems from among so many fabulous entries. Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 ZEE5 Global Content Festival, and we’re extremely happy to bring our viewers all these fabulous new stories streaming free on ZEE5 from February 25.”

Following is the list of the winning entries for the festival:

Winner’s Name Content Name Content-Type Genre Region / Country
Shilpa Krishnan Shukla [email protected] Movie Drama Singapore
Dots Movie Drama
Tashi Movie Drama
Shivam Hora Peeli Machli Short Film Drama India
Himanshu Pathak, Payel Saxena Echoes Short Film Drama India
Nilay Dave Gandhiji My Mentor Movie Drama USA
Kumar Siddharth The Last Meal Short Film Drama India
Sagnik Bhattacharjee Waqt Short Film Drama India
Tanzila Khan, Moiz Abbas Fruit Chaat Short Film Comedy Pakistan
Preet Gray Short Film Drama, Romance India
Tanwi Gouri Mehta, Dr. Anil Kumar Mehta Madhav – Every Child Needs A Mentor Movie Drama The Netherlands
Thanvir Chowdhury Dear Trotsky Short Film Drama, Comedy Bangladesh
Bhausaheb Lokhande Janeev Short Film Drama India
Ruchi Undevia, Aarti Trikannad Love Beyond Borders Series Romance, Documentary, Lifestyle Dubai
Irfan Rahman LEVEL FIVE – 60’s LOVE Music Video Romance Bangladesh
Gautam Marathe (Singapore), Swapna Mirashi (USA) Lockdown chyaa Polyaa Short Film Romance Singapore & USA
Kazi Riad Omar Shobdojot feat. Swad Music Video Entertainment Bangladesh

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