By B. Rakesh Sharma | KOHIMA
“The Naga Film Festival is a means of making the medium of art, a bridge for gaps that exist in the North East region, to understand each other and laying ground for peaceful coexistence,” said president of Film Association of Nagaland (FAN), Kivini Shohe.
She was delivering the introduction speech during the inaugural function today of the 2nd Nagaland Film Festival held at the Capital Convention Centre, Kohima. It was organised by DIPR, Nagaland in collaboration with the FAN.
Altogether five fictional and and three documentary films were screened during the first day of the function and master class was also conducted by executive director of Centre for Cultural Research and Documentation, Moji Riba.
Kivini said, FAN main objective is to support and help the film makers grow skillfully and bring consciousness of cinema among among the people.
Asserting that with the advent of digital film making we are witnessing democratisation of cinema, she said, “The easy availability of low cost film making with gadgets and limited budged have enable talented youngsters to experiment with interesting subjects in the recent years.”
“We encourage this move and and hope that we can all empower each other to used these technologies to make more films,” she added.
The director further added that cinema is a medium that help us translate the difficulties concepts into simple manifestations of moving images for all people to watch, connect with and think about to watch.
Stating that FAN hopes about meaningfully watch the films on display at the festival and engaging the film fraternities with FAN and with each other during the festival, she said, “We hope this engagement will lead to building solidarities of a new kind within the region and beyond over the course of the future.
The inaugural function was also attended by IPR Nagaland advisor, Toshi Wuntung; head of FFO, NFDC, ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Vikramjit Roy and commissioner and secretary of IPR, Nagaland, Maria Yanthan as presidium members.