Nagaland Film Festival : Naga Filmmakers Created Impact In Both National & International Arena, Says Chief Secretary

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Filmmakers hailing from the northeastern state of Nagaland has marked their positive impact in both national and international arena, asserted the Nagaland Chief Secretary J Alam, IAS during the 3rd Nagaland Film Festival.

A Hornbill Edition, the highly-anticipated film event commenced on a high note from Friday at the Capital Convention Centre of Kohima.

Organized by the Department of Information & Public Relations (IPR) in collaboration with the Film Association of Nagaland (FAN) and National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), the programme will be held till December 5, 2021.

Nagaland Chief Secretary (CS) J Alam, IAS who graced the inaugural programme as special guest, asserted that “films have the potential to play an important role as a medium of entertainment, information and education and as a catalyst for social change”.

He added that films act as facets of mass culture and mass art.

According to the CS, Nagaland Film Festival have garnered positive response through participation from northeastern states, and particularly from mainland India and global cinema.

Film industries which has been one of the highest potential to provide employment opportunities, he added.

The CS expressed with optimism that film sector in the state will grow and make a mark at the national and international level.

Alam further asserted that Information & Public Relations (IPR) department is working towards framing the ‘Nagaland Film Policy’, thereby facilitating local artists.

He hoped that the young talents of Nagaland will utilize the platform provided during the event and use inputs from the experts.

During the programme, results of online film competition were declared, where the winners were felicitated by the Chief Secretary, Nagaland.

The 1st prize was bagged by Tiakumzuk Pongener for Abnoral who received a cash prize of Rs. 25, 000/- with certificate.

Besides, the 2nd prize went to Cimematixx for The Dancing Philosopher who received a cash of Rs. 15,000/- and certificate.

The 3rd prize was won by joint winners, Kupe-ü Krome for ‘The Bright Side’ and Rehti Thonger for ‘Forever & Always’ and they received a cash of Rs. 10,000/- and certificates each.

On the first day, ‘Angh’, ‘An Engineered Dream’, ‘Bethlehem’, and ‘Look at the Sky’ were screened.

However, Masterclass on Film tourism was presented by Alexander Pou and workshop on Scriptwriting was conducted by Munish Bhardwaj.

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