3 Assam Films for 45th International Film Festival of India, 2014

IIFI 2014 Assam Films

Hemanta Kumar Das’s feature film Othello, Anisha Sarma-directed short film A Dream Never Dies and Utpal Borpujari-directed documentary Songs of Blue Hills are the three films that have been selected for the 45th International Film Festival of India, 2014 to be held in Goa from November 20.

Othello  
Assamese feature film Othello produced by Manabendra Adhikary under the banner of Artha Film has won the award for best screenplay in the Indian Cine Film Festival-14 held in Mumbai today, a press release stated. The film has story and screenplay by Ranjit Sarma. With music by Tarali Sarma, the film has been directed by Hemanta Kumar Das. The cinematography is by Nahid. Othello was selected in ‘Indian Showcase’ Jagran Film Festival, Mumbai along with 24 other Indian films.


Songs of Blue Hills 

Songs of Blue Hills is a feature-length documentary film on contemporary Naga folk music directed by National Award-winning film critic and filmmaker Utpal Borpujari, has created a splash by getting selected to five international film festivals at one go.

The 96-minute film, that features a number of veteran Naga folk music exponents as well as younger practitioners, has been invited to the Doc Outlook International Market of the Visions du Reel Film Festival (Nyon, Switzerland), Gothenburg Independent Film Festival (Sweden), New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), Eyes & Lenses Ethnographic Film Festival (Warsaw, Poland) and the World Music & Independent Film Festival (Washington).

Produced by Girish Joshi for the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), Union Ministry of Culture, the film is in the competition sections of the festivals at Gothenburg and Washington.

A Dream Never Dies 
Directed by Aneisha Sharma, short film “A Dream Never Dies” based on victim of terrorism. There are more than hundred of families who are victim of terrorism in Assam. Each family lost their head of their earning family member. They passed through lots of trauma and hardship. Now, Central Govt. and State police project ‘Ashwash’ provided logical support to those victim families.

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Meghranani is a SIBM graduate working as community manager in Network18 Media. She is a staff writer of Magical Assam. She is fond of watching movies and playing guitar. She spends too much time browsing internet specially scrolling Tumblr.

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