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Glocal Hornbill International Film Festival begins

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 11:40
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Dimapur, December 5: Film is one of the most important mediums through which a story can be told, said Additional Chief Secretary and Finance Commissioner, Temjen Toy. He was speaking at the launching of the Glocal Hornbill International Film Festival, 2017 at The Heritage, Kohima today.

Temjen Toy congratulated the Department of Information and Public Relations and the Eastern Art Council for successfully organizing the programme despite of fund constraints. Nagaland is in a nascent stage where film making is concerned, but so many of the film makers from the state have received awards which speaks of our potentials, he stated.

"The concept, ideas and imaginations we have are the most important things, he said pointing things would take shape and work out as we start working with what we have. I hope the Glocal Film Festival will be a time of interaction and learning for the participants," he further added.

Director, IPR, Limawati Ao delivering the welcome address, thanked and welcomed each participant specially guests from abroad. Appreciating the presence of the Additional Chief Secretary and Finance Commissioner, he said his presence in the programme depicts him as a patron of the young people getting into film industry. Nagas may be lacking in many things but in talent we do not lack behind anyone else, he maintained. 

If the chance be given our people can do a lot, he said, stating that the same is what the Department intends to take up. He appreciated the works put in to organize the programme specially that of the Eastern Art Council.

In the programme chaired by Ababe, Dr. Brian W. Bailey presented a brief highlight of the films to be screened. The Glocal Hornbill International Film Festival is being organized by the Department of Information and Public Relations in collaboration with Eastern Art Council as part of the Hornbill Festival 2017.

The short films and documentaries screened on the first day of the film festival included The Snack List, Chapman, The Kitchen, Story of a house, Election Day 2016, Rone and a documentary by DIPR titled A passage through time. The short film River Story was also screened. 

(Page News Service)


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