Dimapur, October 15: The 2nd Nagaland Film Festival organized by Film Association of Nagaland and sponsored by IPR Department will be held on October 31 and November 1 at Capital Convention Centre, Kohima.
“The festival will be first of its kind in Nagaland where filmmakers from all the North-East states will participate,” said Director IPR, Limawati Ao at a press conference today.
Besides screening of films, there will be master class, panel discussions and other activities for the upcoming filmmakers.
“We are happy that famous Bollywood Film Producer & Director, Subhash Ghai will be coming at the same time for another programme and he is expected to attend the festival on November 1,” Limawati said.
It’ll be a good opportunity for film makers to get themselves acquainted with him and his works since he is also a promoter and has institutes that trains filmmakers, playback singers and artists.”
Additional Director IPR, Tokishe Sema said it is just been two years since IPR was made the nodal department for films in the State and the Department is coming together with filmmakers to take film making to a higher level . “Film is a form of advertisement where we can promote ourselves and we have many talented filmmakers. The Department will try its best to encourage them through workshops on film making and technical issues and others,” he said and urged filmmakers to get their GST and their association registered.
According to Festival Director, Yapangnaro Longkumer from FAN, 56 films were received officially for the festival, 28 films for competition category and 28 films for non-competition category. 17 films will be screened during the festival. “Lots of young Naga filmmakers are participating and that’s very encouraging. We want to make the selection impartial so the jury will all be from outside the state,” she said.
(Page News Service)