Films, stars, filmmakers, artists and critics combined with the quintessential constellations of art, commerce and charm at the recent 2nd Guwahati International Film Festival of 2018 that took place in a crowd of filled jams at the International Amphitheater Srimanta Sankardeva, Kalakshetra, Guwahati. Since last year, the weekly exaggeration from October 25 to October 31 has attracted over ten thousand footpalls, presenting not only an eclectic mix of some of the best cinemas from Asia, Arabia, the Mediterranean, Europe as well as the Northeastern India, but also a concentrated place where different ideologies and interests intertwine.
The closing ceremony was elected by Naba Kumar Doley, Minister of Culture, Assam. One of the prominent filmmakers in the country, Saji N Karun, was given the chance to be the lead visitor.
Doley, in his speech, said the festival not only created a platform for international filmmakers to network and promote their work but was also the forum for many emerging filmmakers in the region.
The festival also confirmed that it was an attempt to create relationships between different cultures in a warm and tranquil environment and to facilitate the international connection between filmmakers and students who are trying to stimulate fruitful cooperation at the crossroads of cinema, the arts and business.
Earlier, Mr. Pabitra Margherita, President of Jyoti Chitraban, with his welcome speech, thanked the state government for its enormous support for the second edition of the GIFF in 2018. He also expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister for the encouragement and indispensability boost the event. "He was the chief minister who aspired to give movie students the opportunity to interact and exchange views with famous national and international filmmakers and so the open forum for discussion and the Master Class became an important part of the synergy of the Film Festivals" said Margarita .
Margherita also announced that the government has also shown interest in conducting short films, documentaries and children's films right away.
Monita Borgohain, director of the Festival, was pleased to note the enormous cooperation of all 10 ASEAN countries and the interest expressed by ambassadors and envoys from Serbia, Argentina, Latvia, Myanmar, Lithuania and Estonia. "Of course he has strengthened our spirits and encouraged us to learn bigger goals in the future," he said.
The jury chairman and top director, Monju Borah, said the results of the competition department.
The festival, which saw India's premiere of Jahn Barua's "Bhoga Khirikee", was awarded to actor Arun Nath with the jury's special prize, which also won a lakh prize money prize for his appearance at Film & # 39; Calender & # 39; .
The award for the second best feature film of North East Europe, consisting of a silver camera along with a Rs cash prize. 150,000 / – went to "Kaaneen – a secret search" by Monjul Barua.
The Best Film Award, comprised of a Golden Camera, along with the Rs cash prize. 200,000 / – went to Aamrity-The Quest of Arup Manna. The Special Jury Prize went to Partha Hazarika for his performance in the film "Kaaneen – A Secret Search".
Other members of the jury are Mathieu Roy and Golam Rabbany Biplob. Other officials present during the term of office are Riho Kruv, Estonian Ambassador, Ng Boon Yian, Dy. Singapore Chief Executive Officer, Ong Chong Hui, First Secretary (Civil), Singapore, Aribam Shyam Sharma, Chandra Ratnam, Sri Lanka's leading director and Preetom Saikia, Commissioner and Secretary, Assam's Cultural Affairs Department.