SRINAGAR: Kashmir World Film Festival (KWFF) on Thursday saw screened the film Footprints in the auditorium of Tagore Hall, Srinagar.
The flim is an emotional journey of a restless mother, a heart broken tribal girl, a tale of a missing soul and a bunch of college friends, who land in Kashmir but somehow the charming expedition turns out to be an odious one.
Javid Banday is a nationally awarded writer, producer, and director, born and brought up in Kashmir, lived and worked in India and UAE, and currently lives in Canada. Being a film school graduate in Canada, Javid has obtained extensive experience in radio, television, and film production over the last two decades.
The function of Screening was attended by a huge number of Cinema Lovers, who appreciated the film.
Javid Banday, while speaking on the occasion said that he put all his efforts into making this film and he will continue to make more such films in the future. He added “I had a strong desire to screen this film in my home town, Srinagar so I contacted Mushtaaque Ali to organise a special screening of this film and he gladly agreed to do so”.
Farooq Anwaar Mirza (officer incharge of Kashmir Division of J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages), who was the Guest of Honour said “I am very happy to see the son of the soilJavid has made such a wonderful film”. He also expressed his gratitude to Mushtaaque Ali Ahmad Khan, who keeps working against all odds with full dedication to keep the torch of Art & Culture alive in this part of the World.
Sayyed Humayun Qaisar (former Director, All India Radio, Srinagar), who was Chief Guest on the occasion.
While speaking on the occasion Mushtaaque Ali said “I am feeling excited and proud to organise this screening. He added “I stand committed to screen the films in Kashmir”. He further said “I will continue to organise such screenings all over the valley to provide a platform for the young as well as senior filmmakers from the valley and rest of the world so that a film culture is revived in Kashmir”. He appreciated the wonderful audience, who came to watch the film. He also expressed his sincere gratitude to the media fraternity of Kashmir and said “I am indebted to support extended by the Print, electronic and digital media of Kashmir, who have been giving us their full support to all our activities”.
‘Kashmir World Film Festival’ (KWFF) is an initiative of ‘Actors’ Creative Theatre’ (ACT), which is one of the oldest, largest and most active cultural organizations of Kashmir.