The three day Indian Panorama Film Festival 2010 will begin April 23 to 25 at the State Academy Hall, Kohima. Briefing the media at Hotel Japfü, Kohima on Thursday, Bhupendra Kainthola, Director, Indian Panorama, Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting GOI said 14 films, mostly award winning national films, will be screened at the three-day festival. Of the 14 films, 6 are from the north east.
“In additional to the screening of films the film makers, producers, cinematographers have also been invited, so that the people of Nagaland could interact with them and learn the art of film making”, he further informed. He also revealed that there are plans to organize a film festival in the north east every year.
During the three day festival, film directors and producers will also have a question and answer time with the audiences after the screening of the films.
A. Lassa, Additional Director General, Directorate of Field Publicity, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting GOI, said the aim and objectives of organising the Indian Panorama Film Festival is to showcase the feature and non-feature films which has thematic relevance and aesthetic excellence.
“If good films are produced, they are the guide, philosopher, and teacher of the masses”, she opined. Stating that the cinema creates emotional integration, Lassa felt that filmmaking should also take off from Nagaland. Additional Director, IPR Pausui Zeliang was the moderator at the press conference.
The organizer informed that entry to the Indian Panorama Film Festival would be “free”.
On April 23 at 3.30 pm, Parliamentary secretary for Information & Public Relations, Economics & Statistics, R. Tohanba will grace the inaugural function, followed by screening of Distant Rumblings (English 22 minutes) and Dev D (Hindi 144 minutes)
On April 24, the following films Vitthal (Marathi 24 minutes) at 10am, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye (Hindi 127 minutes) at 10.35 am, World War II as I remember (English 30 minutes) at 12 noon, My Brother Jack (English 30 minutes), The First Leap (English 28 minutes) at 2pm, Land Gold Women (English & Urdu 98 minutes), at 2.40 pm, Ilisa Amagi Mahao (Manipuri 26 minutes) at 4.30pm and Kutty Srank (Malayalam 127 minutes) at 5.10 pm, while on the following day, April 25, Ekti Kaktaliya (Bengali 10 minutes) at 2.00 pm, Antaheen (Bengali 120 minutes) at 2.20 pm, The Prince and the Crown of the stone (cartoon) (English 60 minutes) at 4.30 pm and Gabhricha Paus (Marathi 100 minutes) at 5.40 pm will be screened.
The three day film festival is being jointly organised by Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India and Directorate of Information & Public Relations, Government of Nagaland.