International Film Festival at Guwahati

The Second CineASA Guwahati International Film Festival 2010 organized by Cine Arts Society, Assam (CineASA) and inaugurated by the Assam Governor JB Patnaik was recently concluded at Guwahati.
Sri Lankan film ‘Akasha Kusum’ was screened as the inaugural film. Other important films screened include film works by Pedro Almodover, Christian Mungio, Jean Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, Mahsin Makhmalbaf, Kiarostami, Kim Ki Duk, etc.
A package of Asian films which had won awards in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Locarno, Pusan, London festival were also screened. Similarly, the Indian Panorama section included ‘Golabi Talkies’ by Girish Kasarvalli, ‘Frozen’ by Shivajee Chandrabhushan, ‘Houseful’ by Bapaditya Banerjee, ‘Mohandas’ by Mazhar Kamran, etc. ‘Aai Kot Nai’ by Manju Bora and ‘Dhunia Tirutabor’ by Pradyut Kumar Deka were the Assamese entries to the festival, where ‘The Other Bank’ by George Ovashvili was shown as the closing movie.
In another important section, a competition for short films under the Northeast Shots was organized where three awards were offered to the film personalities. Like the earlier festival, discussions were organized during the festival. The themes of the discussions were Asian Cinema and its Salient Features, Future Roadmap for Cinema on Northeast India, New Avenues in Financing Short and Feature Film Projects.