NEFA conceived to redefine Northeast cinema


Itagar, Feb 20: The third day of the Film, Northeast 2016 on Friday saw the formation of North East Film Association (NEFA), as advised by veteran filmmaker Aribam Syam Sharma while participation in the forum with the topic “Is there a cinema of the Northeast or a cinema of 8 states,” at Pavilion-1, IG Park here. While answering to representatives from all the participating states who shared their problems and agreeing on creating a new market for films, building bridges within the Northeast states like exchanging movies and redefining Northeast in positive way to promote cinema and breaking away from the language barriers, Sharma explained to understand the movies of Northeast one has to understand our culture and not to forget about our mongoloid features as we have different expression of emotions culturally.

The veteran filmmaker further advised the filmmakers, not to be disheartened by the challenges that will come on the way but to challenge and convince the Centre the importance of Northeast movies.

Sharma also advised to organize such film festivals in all the Northeast states to build bridges amongst each state and break away from language barriers.

Earlier, Raja Chinl from tiol Film Development Corporation while briefing about pitching proposal for accepting funds for films and filmmaker said it is all about sharing ideas to various audiences for which the subject of the movie must be very clear should come with a synopsis and vital information of content of their film.

The other highlights of the day were selected movies from different states in various categories playing in theatre 1 and 2 in the Annexe lawn and Cinepolis 3D.

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