Aizawl (zoramobserver.com): In an epoch making event, Mizoram will host Indian Film Festival in this January as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.
The mega event which will be jointly organised by Mizoram government and Innovations India Advertising and Events Pvt Ltd will be held in Aizawl during 23 – 25 January. This was announced at a curtain-raiser press conference here today.
Speaking to reporters at Aizawl Press Club here, MD Innovation and Curator of IFF Mizoram, captain Rahul Bali said the mega event which is the first of its kind in Mizoram will be inaugurated by Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on 23 January at the state’s largest auditorium Vanapa Hall. The event will see the presence of a number of acclaimed film makers from across the country and the world and the inaugural function will be attended by dignitaries and luminaries from across India and the world, he added.
Rahul also expressed happiness saying that it was a matter of great pride and honour for him and his entire team at Innovation India to curate the first ever Indian Film Festival Mizoram.
He said that Mizoram is a beautiful state that has largely remained unexplored till now as far as the world of films and cinema are concerned and in fact Mizoram has a lot to offer to the film makers.
He thanked the Mizoram government for agreeing to make the Indian Film Festival Mizoram an annual event which shall feature a rich mixture of programs designed to build and support the growing interest of the Indian film industry in Mizoram that will go a long way in achieving the goal of making Mizoram a preferred destination for both leisure and business.
Mizoram Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation minister Zodintluanga, who was present at the press conference also said that the first ever Indian Film festival in Mizoram is sure to create a buzz about Mizoram and will act as a brilliant platform for the Indian as well as the International film makers who are interested in reaching out to a crossover audience in Mizoram thereby bringing in a lot of visibility and publicity for the state.
He added that the first mega event would offer excellent opportunities to the relatively young Mizo film industry to interact and learn newer techniques of film making from some of the best film makers of the world.
The Indian Film Festival Mizoram is an endeavour to promote Mizoram as a preferred destination for both business and leisure as the festival would be promoted throughout the country catapulating Mizoram into limelight. The festival will feature some of the finest Indian movies from different film industries across India.
The mega event will also promote the cleanest sub-town in Mizoram, Biate as a destination that has conformed to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan in an exemplary manner. A short film making competition has been announced on this subject and the winners will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh and certificates of appreciation by the state government at the festival.