Guwahati to host International Film Festival for documentary

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Guwahati, Oct 17 (UNI) Guwahati will host the International Film Festival for documentary, short and animation films for the first time.

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

Addressing a press conference here yesterday Kuldeep Sinha, Chief Producer, Films Division said India would have its own 'Museum of Moving Images' very soon 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 parephenilia,'' he added.

Earlier briefing mediapersons Joshy Joseph, Director, Films Division, 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 from Assam for screening in the festival,'' he informed.

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

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

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