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NE film screening at Delhi from Aug 22

Films from northeast at the “Fragrances from the North East” will be screened at New Delhi on August 22-24. The 3-days event is being organised by the Directorate of Film Festivals at Siri Fort Auditorium complex. Minister for Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the event which will be attended by several leading film personalities including Jahnu Barua, Aribam Syam Sharma, Danny Dengzongpa, Seema Biswas, Adil Hussain, Geetanjali Thapa, etc.

The festival will begin with the screening of Mizo feature film “Khawnglung Run” (The Raid of Khawnglung) by Mapuia Chongthu. The festival also include two National Award winning films of this year: Jahnu Barua’s “Ajeyo” and Pradip Kurbah’s “Ri: A Homeland of Uncertainty” (Khasi, Meghalaya).

Representing Sikkim would be Prashant Rasaily’s Gurkhali film “Katha”, while Manipur, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh will be represented by Oinam Gautam Singh’s Manipuri language film “Phijigee Mani”, Joseph Pulinthanath’s Kokborok language film “Yarwng” and Ahsan Mujid’s Monpa language film “Sonam” respectively.

Short film “Bamboo Shoots” by Steven Ao and a documentary “Going the Distance” directed by Tiainla Jamir will be screened - both from Nagaland. 

The event will be supplemented by cultural programmes, handicraft exhibitions, food stalls.


Detailed Schedule of the event:

Entry Free, first-come-first-served basis; please carry an I Card for security reasons; look out for newspaper ad closer to festival for any change in schedule.

Day 1 (22nd August 2014) 

  1. Opening of the Exhibition-cum-Sale Counters of the traditional handicrafts and artifacts from North-East organized by Ministry of Culture at 5.00 P.M in Main Foyer of Auditorium – I.
  2. Opening of the Painting Exhibition organized by Lalit Kala Academey at 5.15 P.M. in Back Foyer of Auditorium – I.
  3. OPENING CEREMONY on 22nd August, 2014 (Friday),  5.30 pmat Siri Fort Auditorium I, New Delhi

A Live Programme by PAPON along with his band  The East India Company. Followed by the screenings of the opening film Khawnglung Run (The Raid of Khawnlung) in the language Mizo/122 mins., directed by Mapuia Chawngthu.

Day 2 (23rd August 2014 – Siri Fort Auditorium I)

10.00 am

12:30 pm

3.15 pm

6:00 pm

Yarwng (Roots)

2008/Kokborok / 35mm/95 mins
Dir : Joseph Pulinthanath
Prod :  Joseph Kizhakechennadu
Cast : Nirmal Jamatia, Meena Debbarma

Phijigee Mani (The Only Jewel)

2011/Manipuri/35 mm/111 mins.
Dir : O Gautam Singh
Prod : Medha Sharma
Cast : Tonthoi Bonny Sharma, Momita

 Sonam (The Fortunate One)

2006/Monpa/120 mins.
Dir: Ahsan Muzid
Prod: Ashok Kumar Jhuria
Cast: Hagge D. Appa, Tashi Lhamu

Ajeyo (Invincible)

2013/Assamese/35 mm/ 117 min.
Dir : Jahnu Barua
Prod : Shiven Arts
Cast : Rupam Chetia, Jupitora Bhuyan

Screening of the following films with a QUIZ Session on North-East after each screening

Day 3 (24th August 2014)

Siri Fort Auditirium I

  1. A.    Screening of the following films with a QUIZ Session on North-East after each screening

10:00 am

11:00 am

6:30 pm

Going the Distance

2010/Nagmese/Digibeta/24 mins
Dir & Prod : Tiainla Jamir


Bamboo Shoots

2014 / 35 mm/ 10mins
Dir : Steven Ao
Prod : SRFTI, Kolkata


Kathaa (The Tale)

2012/ Gorkhali/Bluray/110 mins
Dir: Prashant Rasaily
Prod : Raaz Gadaily
Cast: Saugaat Malla, Usha Rajak, Timothy Rai


Ri (Homeland of Uncertainty)

(Closing Film)
2013/ Khashi/ Bluray/ 117 mins
Dir: Pradip Kurbah
Prod: Kurbah Films
Cast: Merlvin Mukhim, Elgiva Shullai AlbertMawrie, Anvil Laloo


CLOSING CREREMONY on 24th  August, 2014 (Sunday),  5.30 pmat Siri Fort Auditorium I, New Delhi 

Cultural Evening  by Nise Meruno & Nagaland Singing Ambassadors.

Followed by the screenings of the closing film. 

RI : Homeland of Uncertainty  in the language Khashi/117 min., directed by Pradip Kurbah.


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