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The Hyderabad Bengali Film Festival (HBFF), is a one-of-a-kind event conducted by Bengalis in Hyderabad, and designed to showcase cinema in all its myriad forms and glory. Over 6 years, this boutique festival has been a much anticipated fixture in the annual calendar of the twin cities. It has become a benchmark in how to create a successful festival from the ground up, scale it, and connect people over a shared passion for creativity. The event has become a hub of cultural exchange through cinema, art, fashion, lifestyle, and cuisine. Immensely popular with film aficionados, artists, and critics,

the festival has been graced by renowned personalities such as Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Tarun Majumdar, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Rituparna Sengupta, Abir Chatterjee, Swastika Mukherjee, and many others.

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List of delegates


Besides feature films, HBFF has a separate section for screening short films and documentaries from around the world. Extremely popular with budding as well as notable filmmakers, this section receives submissions from India, Bangladesh, Iran, Syria, Germany, UK, and many other nations. Over the years, films that have been screened and awarded in SEED have also gone on to make appearances in global film festivals and won international recognition.

Award Winning Films in HBFF

The prestigious Hyderabad Bengali Film Festival awards are given to participating films across a wide range of categories. The jury consists of eminent critics, filmmakers and actors who convene and arrive at the top film in each category. We also have a popular viewer’s choice award which is decided by the votes cast by the audience at the end of every screening. Here, we take a look at our award-winning films over the years.

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