SHILLONG, Sept 19: As part of the week-long Children’s Film Festival-The Travelling Players- being organized by Children’s Film Society of India with its outreach partner Cinedarbar on 19th, 21st & 22nd & 23rd September, 2016 at Tura, Jowai and Shillong respectively was iugurated today at District Auditorium, West Garo Hills, Tura. Two movies entitled Kima’s Lode – Beyond the Class (75 mins running time) and Mother I Love You (83 mins running time) was screened during the iugural show. Satya Raj Rai, North East Head, Ayush Rajput, Project Planner and Marlyn Aier, Coorditor, all from Cinedarbar, New Delhi attended the festival along with Shri C. Passah, Deputy Director, Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Shillong. Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest R. S. Sangma, Retired Joint Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya, department of Animal Husbandry & Veteriry stated that organizing this kind of programme helps the students to learn and alyze the storyline besides the character portrayed in different category films.
He also urged them to stay away from various kinds of peer pressure among their groups as well as stage fright and shyness.
It may be mentioned that the film has been selected from the award winning North East Regiol film entitled Kima’s Lode – Beyond the Class – a Mizo film which won the Best Regiol Film Award at the 63rd tiol Film Awards, presented by the Directorate of Film Festival in March, 2016. The film was produced by the Children Film Society, India and revolves around an adventurous story of a boy set in the pristine environment of Mizoram.
Another film screened at this festival is a Latvian (drama) Film titled Mother I Love You written and directed by Jains Nords. Saxophonist by day and troublemaker by choice, Raimonds (Kristofers Konovalovs) is a 12-year-old kid who tends to misbehave and who solves problems with solutions on the mischievous side. The film was selected as the Latvian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, but it was not nomited.
Students from various schools of the town participated at the festival.