Meghalaya capital Shillong will get a rare chance to view the best of recent Indian cinema starting from tomorrow at the Indian Panorama Film Festival to be held here. The event is organized in collaboration with the Meghalaya Department of Information and Public Relations, the Government of India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, International Film Festival India, and the Directorate of Film Festivals.
The film festival will be inaugurated by the Governor of Meghalaya Dr KK Paul on March 3. The event will be continued till 6th March 2014. Besides the 11 films to be screened over the four-day event, there will also be a range of workshops open to filmmakers, students and the general public. Entry is free to all events.
Leading names in the Indian film industry have been invited to attend, such as actors Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Noted directors Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Veena Bakshi, K Hariharan, Boney Kapoor and also Giorgio Garini from Italy are also expected to add to the festival’s success.
Hindi blockbuster Taare Zameen Par, Assamese film Baandhon, Manipur film Leipaklei, and English movies Ship of Theseus are a few leading films to be screened at the festival. Movies from Meghalaya – Ka Lad, Meshua & Melody, and Wym Hasa – will also be part of the celebration of Indian cinema.
The films will be screened at U Soso Tham Auditorium, with the State Convention Centre playing host to a seminar and the workshops on filmmaking, cinematography, audio in cinema and acting. The new convention centre will also be the location for the 100 Years of Indian Cinema exhibition, which will be organised in partnership with the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity.