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Shillong set to host Indian Panorama Film Fest from March 12

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

Shillong is all set to host the next edition of the Indian Panorama Film Festival from March 12-15 at the U Soso Tham Auditorium.

The event is being organised by Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in collaboration with the Government of Meghalaya.

Twelve films, including 8 feature and 4 non feature films would be screened at the event that would include a range of interactive sessions open to students, filmmakers and the general public viewers.

Dr Prakash Baba Amte: The Real Hero (Marathi, directed by Samruddhi Porey) will be the opening film at the festival.

Other films to be screened include the national award winning film from Meghalaya Ri’ (Khasi), ‘Drishyam’ (Malayalam), ‘December 1’ (Kannada), ‘Kuttram Kadithal (Tamil), ‘Ankhon Dekhi’ (Hindi, directed by Rajat Kapoor), ‘Othello’ (Assamese) ‘Teenkahon’ (Bengali) and ‘Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbona’ (Bengali). Non-feature films to be screened during the festival are ‘Songs of the Blue Hills’ (Nagamese/English), ‘A Dream Never Dies’ (Assamese) and ‘Ek Hota Kau’ (Marathi).

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Shillong to Host International Cherry Blossom Festival this Year in November

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Shillong will host India International Cherry Blossom Festival. Pixabay
  • International Cherry Blossom Festival to be held in India and would be the first to take place in autumn.
  • Shillong is going to host the India Cherry Blossom Festival for the second time from November 8 to 11.
  • Tourists from India and all over the world to attend the Cherry Blossom Festival in Shillong.

Shillong had made history last year by hosting India Cherry Blossom Festival for the very first time in India. Almost 30,000 tourists had come to commemorate the festival in India but CM Sangma is optimistic of a better turnout this year.

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Cherry Blossom Festival In Shillong in 2016 (MorungExpress)

Like in all Cherry Blossom Festivals, there will be various community events which include live musical events, stalls showcasing arts, wine, cuisine and crafts of the region, and needless to say, guided night walks under illuminated cherry blossoms. Apart from that, you can expect traditional music, dance forms of North East India, storytelling sessions, a rock concert, choir, a women’s football match, etc.

 

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Shillong will host International Cherry Blossom Festival in November. Flickr

Shillong is situated at an altitude of 5,003 feet and is also known as ‘the abode of clouds.’ Nearly 5,000 cherry blossom trees have been planted on the road leading up to Shillong. The flowering will last for two weeks, said Dinabandhu Sahoo.

 

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