A curtain-raiser event for the Meghalaya International Film Festival was held in Mumbai which was attended by president of the Meghalaya Filmmakers’ Association, Commander Shangpliang.
At the event prominent personalities like Pankaj Berry, Manav Sohal, Shravani Goswami, Dr. Yogesh Lakhani, Archana Jain,Arvider Singh and Ekta Jain among others were in attendance.
The Meghalaya International Film Festival is said to be one-of-a-kind and will take place from March 14 to 18.
The announcement of the film festival was unveiled at the starry event at Mumbai’s JW Marriott Hotel where Shangpliang and Dr. Harjeet Singh Anand (Founder of Indo-European Business Council Chamber of Commerce) spoke about the festival.
At the event, Shangpliang and Aruna Chakravorty (Founder and Director of ABK Media India Pvt. Ltd) gave an insight into the beauty of Meghalaya. IPS Officer Mohan Rathod commenced the event by lighting the lamp followed by some live performances with the logo and website launch of the Meghalaya International Film Festival (www.meghiff.com).
Shangpliang also revealed the early announcement of the Meghalaya Film Policy. He said, “The idea of organising the curtain-raiser program of the Meghalaya International Film Festival was to encourage film directors and producers to explore the state for shooting films there.”
In the past, Salman Khan’s 1991 film ‘Kurbaan’ and another Bollywood film ‘Rock On 2’ were shot in Meghalaya. “We are looking forward to promoting Meghalaya Tourism across the globe. I would appeal to all the filmmakers to experience the beauty of Meghalaya”, Shangpliang added.
The curtain-raiser event also saw the signing of MOUs with production houses.
The five-day international film festival will screen more than 65 feature films and documentaries. In addition, more than a thousand visitors and movie buffs will attend the film festival from different parts of the world.
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