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Mizoram International Short Film Festival from September 20


Mizoram International Short Film Festival from September 20

Aizawl: Mizoram with its wildwood, scenic blue mountains, abounding waterfalls and fascinating bamboo forests is an ideal location for any filmmaker with perfect locations for all genres of filmmaking. To showcase unexplored paradise to the world, an international short film festival will be held in Aizawl from 20-22 September.

The event is being organized by the Mizoram government in collaboration with its state partners Innovations India.

Gulshan Grover’s internationally acclaimed award-winning short film “Forbidden Will” open the Mizoram International Short Film Festival – MISFF 2018.

The MISFF will have a glittering red carpet opening ceremony on 20 September at Aijal Club here and  Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla will inaugurate the 3-day festival amidst a plethora of celebrities and dignitaries from across India and the world.

One of the most versatile Indian actors ever,  who have worked in more than 400 films Gulshan Grover himself will attend the event as the Festival Guest and will introduce his film to the ecstatic audience.

National award-winning filmmaker Umesh Shukla would be the chief juror of the festival. He would also conduct a workshop on filmmaking for the filmmakers of Mizoram during the festival.

“Forbidden” is a short dramatic thriller inspired by a true honour killing of a South Asian American woman written, directed and produced by Vibha Gulati under her banner Ruhaniyat Films in Association with Women’s Voices Now and Everclear Films. The film has been screened at some of the major international short film festivals across the globe and also won the “Best Film Award” at the Festival of Globe in San Francisco, California in August this year.

Apart from Forbidden, the MISFF 2018 will see a lot of short films by talented International filmmakers who are keen on showcasing their creative brilliance via this festival.

The festival supported by the Mizo Film Forum will also highlight the filmmaking capabilities of the Mizo filmmakers as a very large number of independent filmmakers in Mizoram have come forward to participate in this mega festival.

Speaking about the proposed film festival, curator of MISFF Captain Rahul Bali said they have already received more than 50 entries from across the world.

He said that MISFF is an ambitious joint endeavour by the state government and Innovations India aimed at creating a plethora of opportunities for both the filmmakers and the state.

“The festival is sure to provide the much-needed platform for the talented independent filmmakers from all across the globe to showcase their craft at this creative confluence. At the same time, it will catapult Mizoram into the instant limelight as a preferred destination for making films,” he said.


Mr. Khojol is a journalist based in Aizawl, Mizoram. He writes for various national and regional media houses. In his free time, he can be caught reading books and watching movies.

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