Second International Film Festival Shimla to show 62 films including 15 Himachali short films
SHIMLA-Two day long 2nd International Film Festival (IFF) Shimla kicked off at the historic Gaiety Theatre on Saturday.The festival is being organised by the Himalayan Velocity in collaboration with Department of Language & Culture and Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, HPU, Himachal Tourism as co-organisers.
Students of department of Journalism and Mass Communication, HPU also received an opportunity to participate in the festival with their short film, the ‘Peccant Pie and R-square’ and ‘Chambiali Rap’ music video.
During the two day film fest 62 films including 15 films produced by Himachali film makers would be shown
Dev Kanya, a local film director and producer briefed about the IFF and other aspects of the documentaries, short films and animations to be screened during the two days festival. Her film ‘The Reddening Tree’ based on women issues and minorities would also be screened on the occasion in the festival.
The festivals was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Himachal. Push Raj Thakur, Festival Director welcomed and honoured the CM on the occasion. The state felicitated the budding producers and directors who are participating for the first time in the festival.
The art films carrying social message for the society require to be screened more frequently other than commercial movies. Short films and documentaries based on socio-economic aspects and on life and struggle of common man besides other real issues like environment etc. helps promoting independent cinema and provide good platform to independent filmmakers.
The organizers are hoping that the festival would place Shimla on the International Film Festival Circuit.