Mizoram hosted its first-ever Mizoram International Short Film Festival (MISFF) that flagged off in Aizawl on late Thursday evening and is concluding on Saturday. Among the presence of noted celebrities and film actors from all over the nation, the event was inaugurated by the curator of the MISFF Captain Rahul Bali at Aijal Club in Aizawl.
The notable guests of the film festival were Mizoram Chief Minister, Lal Thanhawla, prominent Bollywood actor Gulshan Grover, National Award Winning Director Umesh Shukla, noted actress cum scriptwriter Puja Ballutia. The event is a three-day affair and is winding up today under the joint venture of the Government of Mizoram and Innovations India. The prime objective of holding such a film festival in the state is to promote Mizoram as a “preferred destination for filmmaking”.
The very first day of the event showcased the internationally acclaimed award-winning short film ‘Forbidden’ by Gulshan Grover’s. However, not only the noted and prominent writers and film-makers, in fact, the budding and young talents of the country and other nations to have become s apart of this film festival. The creative brilliance of the talented filmmakers from across the world made the event a particularly successful and memorial occasion. Not only this, the independent filmmakers in Mizoram too came forward to become a part of the film festival and showed their filmmaking capabilities.
The film festival had 82 entries from all over the world and of these, 25 are from Mizoram itself.
Later, the curator of the film festival Captain Rahul Bali said, “We have received 82 entries from all across the globe and I feel overjoyed to be the curator of this ambitious joint endeavour by the state government of Mizoram and Innovations India aimed at creating a plethora of opportunities for both the filmmakers and the state.”