Nagaland filmmakers offered platform in Arunachal Film Fest
With a vision to promote diversity of cinema from the north east Indian states and to provide a space for filmmakers from the region, the government of Arunachal Pradesh, in partnership with the Film Federation of Arunachal (FFA) is organizing its maiden regional film festival Film. The festival is scheduled to be held in Itanagar of Arunachal Pradesh from February 17, 2016.
Officials from Arunachal Pradesh who had come to Dimapur to invite film makers in Nagaland to participate in festival organized a press conference on Thursday, January 21, to highlight said festival.
The three member team from Arunachal Pradesh comprised secretary for Information & Public Relations of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh Sonam Chombay; director of IPR, CM Longphong; director of the festival, Moji Riba.
During the press conference, which was held at Hotel Lake Shilloi, IPR secretary Sonam Chombay spoke about the rich cultures and talents of the north eastern people. He said their potential requires 'solid platform' in order to be nurtured 'to a national level.'
Calling the northeast region to be a province gifted with culture, compassion and creativity, Chombay said that although the area was unparalleled with the rest of the country, it needs more platforms of promotion and showcasing for the talents to grow.
Also, the secretary said that the ultimate target of the festival was for the region to 'unite and come together' through films and to find solutions. Another objective is to collate ideas for a film about the entire northeast states projecting all the cultures, problems, traditions, etc. of each of them.
Altogether 67 films will be featured during the festival.
During the event, local singers Zowe Madrigal will be representing Nagaland during said festival.
The four-day film festival will conclude on February 20 corresponding to the first day celebrations of Arunachal's 30 years of statehood.
(Via Morung Express)