The sixth edition of the Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival aiming to promote cinema of the Northeastern region will begin here on November 28.
The four-day festival will showcase films from the region and a few from the rest of the country this time besides bringing great story tellers under one roof. A short film contest has been organised as part of the festival and will be open to filmmakers from the Northeast, films shot in the region or those featuring stories from the region, festival director Tanushree Hazarika told reporters Thursday.
Over 300 short films have been received for the contest out of which the top 15 will be screened at the film festival. Renowned film personalities such as actor Boman Irani, filmmaker Shakun Batra, writer, director and producer Rajesh Mapuskar are scheduled to attend the film festival, she said.
The festival will also include interactive sessions, film quiz-cinemascope, panel discussions and the award ceremony. ‘Spring Thunder’, directed by Sriram Dalton, will be the opening film and Assamese Film ‘Bornodi Bhotiai’, directed by Anupam Kaushik Borah will be the concluding film of the festival.
Some of the films from the region to be screened at the festival include ‘Nani Teri Morni’ from Nagaland, ‘Ralang Road’ from Sikkim, ‘Chor’ from Assam and ‘Bornodi Bhotiai’ from Assam. Some of the other feature films to be screened at the festival are ‘Devil’, ‘Rockumentary-Evolution of Indian Rock’, ’The Lost Idea’, ‘IYE: the Others’ among others. Assamese film director Pulak Gogoi will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award on December 1, she said.