FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, Sept 26: State Government Spokesman and Parliamentary Secretary IPR, Bamang Felix has announced that the state government is going to formulate a policy to promote film making sector as an industry in the state.
Felix said this while iugurating the 3rd Aruchal Film Festival 2015 at Sky Digital Cinema, Nirjuli this Friday evening.
Describing the movie/cinema as powerful medium to transform the society for prosperity, Felix said with the budgetary allocation of Rs 1 crore by the state Govt for development of film-making sector and the initiative being taken up for establishment of the Film and Television Institute at Jollang, Aruchal is going to become front-runner in film making in entire North East.
The film industry in the state will get the required fincial support and the state would move forward in the field of art and film making with the formulation of the policy, he said. Moreover, the upcoming film institute also encourages the new generation to step in film making in professiol away. He, however, called upon the film makers to showcase the pan Aruchal identity while making film in the state. Information Commissioner and prominent litterateur Y D Thongchi, who happened to be one of the Jury members for short films this year, highly appreciated the young talented film makers of the state. He, however, emphasized on making films on various social sectors like games and sports, music etc.
Planning and IPR Secretary Som Chombey, while highlighting the background of the Aruchal Film Festival, said that the film-making sector in the state is taking the shape of an industry in a bigger way within a short period of time.
Chombey informed that the state is hosting the North East Film festival during the statehood day celebration in February next. Local films of tiol repute would be screened during the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Director IPR CM Longphong said the state government has been conducting film festival since 2013 with an objective to encourage the local film-makers.
Earlier, Felix declared the three-day film festival open by lighting the ceremonial lamp amidst the presence of dignitaries, members of Aruchal Film fraternity and enthusiastic film lovers.
The festival will showcase many exciting films besides having interaction session of the local film makers to bring out modalities for further promotion of the sector.
Short film “Youth Fireflies in between”, a documentary “Little Monk in Tawang” and a feature film “ Itagar 0 Km” were screened on the first day of the festival. The second day of the festival will witness many film screening including short films, mely, Shackles, M3 Money Men Mad and wa Ga HWME, My Quest, The Dream.