City to host its first independent film fest from tomorrow

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Chandigarh, Jul 31 (UNI) City-based NGO Humlog, which promotes culture of independent films as a media of change is organising a three-day independent film festival "Chhota Mooh Badi Baat" here from tomorrow in collaboration with Chandigarh Tourism and STEPS.

A total of 16 award winning films will be screened which have been selectively chosen from various parts of the country from various film festivals, said the festival curator, Dr Gaurav Chhabra, whose film 'Mudcake' won WHO prize for best documentary in 2007.

"This film festival being organised in the city for the first time aims at inculcating the spirit of video activism and to generate a wave of independent cinema among common man. We intend to show meaningful cinema and motivate the audience to make their own creation,'' said Dr Chhabra, who has opted to work in the field of health communication.

"The title of the festival 'Chhota Mooh Badi Baat' symbolises the nature of the films. How short films, made on small budgets can convey meaningful messages is what it means," he said.


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