Jyoti Chitraban celebrates Golden Jubilee today
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Jan 16: Jyoti Chitraban Film Studio (JCFS) is going to celebrate its Golden Jubilee on January 17, 2018, coinciding with the Shilpi Divas at its city complex.
Set up in 1961 at Kahilipara in Guwahati, Jyoti Chitraban is one of the strongest government-owned film studios with an area covering 73-bigha of land in India. The studio has a digital archive, besides Arri Alexa cameras and video recordings brought from Switzerland and Germany. The studio has all like forested areas, huts, fields and equipment that are needed for a film or TV serial inside it. A film city is in the making inside the studio, besides guest houses for artistes and jourlists at minimal charges.
Shipli Divas will also be observed at the film studio on Wednesday when Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal, State Cultural Affairs Minister ba Kumar Doley and Chief Minister’s Media Adviser Hrishikesh Goswami will remain present. There will be an art competition on Swachh Bharat at the studio, apart from various cultural programmes and an open session. Kula Baruah and Anima Barthakur will be given Shilpi Bota at the function on Wednesday.
Talking to newsmen in Guwahati on Tuesday, Jyoti Chitraban Film Society Chairman Pabitra Margherita said: “A number of film festivals, including a documentary film festival and a child film festival, are in pipeline with help from the State and the central governments. Gone are days when salaries for the staff of the film studio were irregular. Things have changed a lot now towards the positive direction.”