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Aizawl | September 21
The first ever Mizoram International Short Film Festival (MISFF) began in Aizawl on late Thursday evening. The festival will culminate on Saturday.
Mizoram Chief Minister, Lal Thanhawla along with Bollywood actor, Gulshan Grover, National Award Winning Director, Umesh Shukla, noted actress cum script writer, Puja Ballutia and the Curator of MISFF, Captain Rahul Bali inaugurated the festival at Aijal Club in Aizawl.
The 3-day event has been jointly organised by the Government of Mizoram and Innovations India and aimed at promoting Mizoram as a “preferred destination for film making”.
Inaugurating the festival empowered by Mizoram’s New Economic Development Policy (NEDP), Lal Thanhawla expressed his desire to make the film festival for cultural integration in the country.
The festival opened with Gulshan Grover’s internationally acclaimed award winning short film ‘Forbidden’.
Apart from the screening of ‘Forbidden’, the MISFF 2018 will see a lot of short films by talented film makers who are keen on showcasing their creative brilliance during the festival. The festival supported by the Mizo Film Forum will also highlight the film making capabilities of the Mizo film makers as a very large number of independent film makers in Mizoram have come forward to participate in this mega festival.
There are 82 entries in the festival from all over the world with 25 from Mizoram.
Speaking at the occasion, the Curator of MISFF Captain Rahul Bali said that it is heartening to see such an overwhelming response for MISFF from the world of cinema.
“We have received 82 entries from all across the globe and I feel overjoyed to be the curator of this ambitious joint endeavour by the state government of Mizoram and Innovations India aimed at creating a plethora of opportunities for both the film makers and the state”, Rahul said.