In a first, a five-day ‘Kashmir World Film Festival’ (KWFF) began on Saturday at Tagore Hall here.
Organized by Actors Creative Theatre (ACT), a non-profit organization in collaboration with its different sponsors, the festival will also screen international movies.
The event which began this afternoon screened three films for the audience. The films include Do Beega Zameen directed by Bimal Roy, Mirror directed by Vega Moqarabi and Shepherds of Paradise by Raja Shabir.
The organizers felicitated the personalities who were invited from the Bollywood. The dignitaries include Veh Rahi (Film Writer/ Director), Faruq Masoodi (Filmmaker), Yusuf Bhat (Filmmaker) and Mohiudin Mirza (Filmmaker).
Around twenty five films will be screened in eight different languages that include Hindi, Urdu, English, Kashmiri, Bengali, Bengali, Bhojpuri and Spanish.
Besides screening of films, the young artist will be given a chance to learn about direction.
“We have called renowned bollywood filmmakers who will hold film making workshops from Sunday to guide the young artists and the people who are serious about making their career in films are invited,” said an organizer.
While talking to Kashmir Vision, Chairman ACT Mushtaaque Ahmad Khan said that the aim of organizing this festival is to boost the concept the film making and theatre in Kashmir.
“There is drawing, poetry and music in Kashmir, but there is no one who is paying attention toward films and theatre,” Khan said.
“When I saw no one was promoting the good films, I decided to hold this film festival where the films of outside countries will be also screened,” he said.
“The screened films are technically good and content wise as well,” he said adding the he will continue this initiative.
The film festival that began today will conclude on 5th July.