Nashik, May 21: State PWD Minister and Nashik District Guardian Minister Chhagan Bhujbal will inaugurate first International Film Festival (NIFF) here on May 23.
Mayor Vinayak Pande, MLA Baban Gholap, renowned cinematographer Debu Deodhar, National Film Archive of India Director Vijay Jadhav, chief co-coordinator Pune Festival Krushnakant Kundale and Film Division Chief Producer Kuldeep Sinha will be present on the occasion, Festival Director Mukesh Kaneri said in a press conference.
The two-day festival has been organised by Metro Foundation of India and Dadasaheb Phalke Film &Television Institute - Nashik. A Short Film and Documentary competition will be held during the festival.
The winner will be honoured with the first Golden Camera Awards.
Overall 29 entries have been selected for the competition. These include two entries from abroad, nine from Nashik and 18 from rest of the country.
The selection committee and juries include maker of 'Hanuman' - the first animation film in India V G Samant, Costume Designer Mala De, Model Photographer Jagdish Mali, Director Sharbani Deodhar among others.
The Golden Camera Awards trophy was unveiled on the occasion.