Fragrances of the North-eastern films to traverse through the National Capital – Delhi!! This is an opportunity for Delhiites to get as close as possible to North-East India without stepping out of the national capital. The Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) is organizing “Fragrances from the North East”, a three-day festival of cinema from the region at Siri Fort Auditorium complex from August 21st – 23rd , 2015.
Giving an absolute North-Eastern experience to the visitors, the film screenings will be supplemented by cultural programmes, exhibitions of handicrafts and books, food stalls and much more during the festival.
The festival will be inaugurated on August 21st at 5.30 pm by the Hon’ble Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore (Retd.), AVSM in the gracious presence of Shri Bimal Julka, Secretary Information & Broadcasting. Some of the leading film personalities from the region are expected to join the celebration.
The inauguration will see the premiere screening of Manipuri feature film ‘Pallepfam’ which is directed & produced by Shri Wanglen Khundongban which is also his debut film.
The screening will be preceded by three cultural shows that will have the Hojagiri Dance troupe from Tripura, Dhol Pung Cholam Dance troupe from Manipur and The Girish and Chronicles, a Hard Rock Band from Sikkim.
The festival also includes a retrospective of maestro Shri Aribam Syam Sharma from Manipur. Six films including two feature films Ishanou and Imagi Ningthem and four non feature films titled Orchids of Manipur, The Deer on The Lake, Indigenous Games of Manipur and Yelhou Jagoi will be screened in the retrospective.
Apart from the retrospective the film Ko:Yad by eminent film maker from Assam Manju Borah will be showcased. While Tribeny Rai’s films ‘Yathawat’ and “Last Rites” from Sikkim will be presented, ‘Maithya’ directed by Shri Joseph Pulinthanath and ‘Crossing Bridges’ by ‘Sanga Dorjee Thongdok will give a glimpse of Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh.
A bouquet of shorts from Meghalaya “Karyukai” and Rong’ Kuchak directed by Domnic Sangma and from Nagaland documentary titled ‘The Honey Hunter And The Maker’ directed by Tiainla Jamir and Story of a House directed by Sesino Yhoshu & Sophy Lasuh will be presented.
The festival will be closed with ‘Aisa Yeh Jahaan’ on August 23.
THE ENTRY TO THE SCREENINGS IS FREE AND ON FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.
21st – 23rd August, 2015
Siri Fort Auditorium Complex, New Delhi
Nearest Metro Station – ‘Green Park(Yellow Line)