'Festival Missing Techie Connect'

Published: 30th December 2013 08:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th December 2013 08:08 AM   |  A+A-


Karen Folger Jacobs, a Fullbright film scholar and a festival consultant from the USA, is happy to be in Bangalore and to be part of Bengaluru International Film Festival as a jury member. “The city looks very busy with a lot of traffic. I am meeting many innovative people,” says Karen who is surprised that the event hasn’t connected enough with techies in the city. “Bangalore is an IT city where people are mostly glued online. This could have been tapped to promote the festival better.  Though this only my initial impression, I will learn a lot more in the next few days,” she adds. As a jury member,

Karen needs to watch 10 films. “I have made a personal list of films I want to watch at BIFFES. I am yet to see Lucia (Kannada film),  I have heard it is good.”

As a festival consultant, Karen feels that all directors should be encouraged. “You never know when somebody’s first film turns out to be fantastic. That (The) Lunch Box was a good feature, a fantastic film, which I watched at the Kerala Film Festival,” says Karen.

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