Guwahati to host International film festival for documentry

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Guwahati, Oct 16 (UNI) Guwahati will host International film festival for documentary, short and animation films for the first time.

It will be organized jointly by Films Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Assam State Film (Finance&Development) Corporation Limited (ASFFDC).

Addressing a press conference here today Mr Kuldeep Sinha, Chief Producer, Films Division announcing the details of the festival said that very soon India will have its own 'Museum of Moving Images' in Mumbai.

'' It will not only be an archive of films of the bygone era but also of its manuscripts, music, costume, set designs and other parephenlia'', he added.

Earlier speaking to media persons Mr Joshy Joseph, Director, Films Division, ERPS Kolkata , said, ''The package includes 14 selected Award Winning Films of Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF)-2004,2006 and 2008.

'' We also have 35 best of Films Division Documentary and Animation films and films on Assam for screening in the festival'' he informed.

On behalf of Films Division, Mr Kuldeep Sinha asked the film makers of North East to participate in the forthcoming MIFF.

The North-East had a large presence in last MIFF.


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