The Film Federation of Arunachal announces to hold Arunachal Film Fest from April 20
ITANAGAR: The Film Federation of Arunachal (FFA) on Wednesday announced the dates for the 6th edition of the Arunachal Film Festival (AFF). The festival will be a two-day event and will be held here on April 20 and 21. The festival is being organized by the FFA in collaboration with the department of IPR, Government of Arunachal Pradesh. Addressing a press conference at the Arunachal Press Club here, FFA general secretary Shambo Flago informed that this year too, the festival will have a short film competition with a maximum duration of 5 minutes on the theme “Social Burning Issues of Arunachal”. The first two winners of the short film competition will be awarded with trophy and citation and cash award of Rs 1 lakh and Rs 75,000 respectively, he informed. He added that besides the short film competition, best feature and documentary films will also be selected from among the entries and the winners will get Rs 2 lakh and Rs 1 lakh respectively.
The last dates for submission of short film is April 15 while April 13 is the last date for submission of documentary and feature films, he informed.
The entries will have to be submitted at the Video Section of IPR Naharlagun. Further information on criteria can be obtained from the IPR’s website and from FFA’s Facebook page, he added.
Furthermore, Flago informed that as an addition to this year’s festival, they will award best director, actor, actress, musician, singer, lyricist, lifetime achievement awards, etc., as an encouragement and recognition to the filmmakers and artists of the State.
Meanwhile, commenting on FFA’s boycott of the recent international film festival, the FFA general secretary said that they resorted to the boycott because the organizers purged their assured participation in the festival. He informed that the FFA had a meeting with the Tourism Secretary Sadhna Deori, who was the festival director, and with the organizers, for involving FFA members in the core team on voluntary basis without any financial involvement.
The request was accepted and the FFA was even asked to prepare a cultural presentation. However, when the festival schedule was released, there was no mention of FFA or any clarification on the matter by officials concerned which led to FFA boycotting the festival, he added.
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