Amhi Punekar to hold 16mm film fest in city

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 16 January 2018

The festival is free and open to all. The festival will be inaugurated by renowned filmmaker Gajendra Ahire at 11 am on January 20.

PUNE: ‘Amhi Punekar’ has organised a two-day 16 mm film festival in the city on January 20 and 21 at National Film Archive of India (NFAI). The festival is free and open to all. The festival will be inaugurated by renowned filmmaker Gajendra Ahire at 11 am on January 20. 

Filmmaker Vijay Kondke, MP Anil Shirole, former MLA Ulhas Pawar and NFAI Director Prakash Magdum will be present on the occasion.

Hemant Jadhav of Amhi Punekar said, “Senior distributors of 16mm Suresh Ekbote, Anna Deshpande, Satish Visal, Rahul Sagare, Sanjeev Bhandar and Sajjan Lohar will be felicitated at the time of inauguration. Also, we will be specially felicitating the Member of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscar) at the Festival.” One of the senior distributors, Anna Deshpande, said, “The 16mm films are an important part of the film industry’s bygone era. 

This festival will not only give a chance to the film lovers to watch these films but will also enable them to interact with the artistes, technicians, etc.”

AMHI PUNEKAR FILM FESTIVAL
- The free passes to the Amhi Punekar film festival will available at the venue from Friday, January 19.
- Tu Sukhakarta, Aai and Choravar Mor are some of the films that will be screened at the Festival. 
- School students will also be shown the old films and other equipment at NFAI.

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