FAN to organise 2nd film festival in Nagaland

FAN to organise 2nd film festival in Nagaland
Director IPR, Limawati Ao and FAN president Kivini Shohe releasing the FAN logo on October 15. (DIPR)
Correspondent Dimapur, Oct 15 | Publish Date: 10/15/2019 11:55:10 AM IST

 The 2nd film festival organised by Film Association of Nagaland (FAN) and sponsored by IPR department will be held  on October 31 and November 1 at Capital Convention Centre, Kohima. Addressing a press conference, FAN president, Kivini Shohe said that the film festival will showcase films from all the Northeastern states.

Director IPR, Limawati Ao, who was also present at the press briefing lauded FAN for their initiatives in Nagaland. He stated that the festival will be first of its kind in Nagaland where filmmakers from all the Northeast states will be participating. “We are happy that the famous Bollywood film producer & director, Subhash Ghai will be coming at the same time for another programme and is expected to attend the festival on November 1. It will 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 artistes” he added. 

Additional director IPR, Tokishe Sema said it has been two years since IPR was made the nodal department for films in the state and the department is coming together with the filmmakers to take film making to a higher level. He said “film is a form of advertisement where we can promote ourselves and we have many talented filmmakers, the department will try it’s best to encourage them through workshops on film making and technical issues and others.” 

According to festival director, Yapangnaro Longkumer they received  56 films for the Festival, 28 films for competition category and 28 films for non-competition category. 17 films will be screened during the festival. 

FAN has been formed with the intention to promote overall improvement in the standard of film making, to safeguard the interests of genuine and individuals in the field of producing, directing, cinematography, editing, scriptwriting, sound recording and other related activity in the area of filmmaking of Nagaland. 


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