PUNE: The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) will host the fifth edition of North East Film Festival in the city from February 14 to 16.
The three-day ‘Fragrances from North East’ festival has been organised in collaboration with the Symbiosis Ishanya Cultural and Education Centre and North-East Community Organisation, Pune. The film screenings will be held at NFAI, Law College Road and ELTIS Symbiosis auditorium, Model Colony, and the cultural performances and food festival will take place at NFAI.
The festival will feature 16 contemporary films of North-East, which includes feature films, documentaries and short films. The selection of films includes a mixture of films by veteran filmmaker Aribam Syam Sharma to young filmmakers.
The inaugural function will be held at NFAI which will be followed by cultural programme and showcasing of opening film Nicholas Kharkongor’s acclaimed comedy-drama Axone (2019) from Nagaland.
The film festival will be accompanied by North Eastern Food Festival, Handicraft Stalls and Open Air Cultural programmes.
A special attraction this year will be a rock band performance by ‘Tetseo Sisters’ from Nagaland, that will be held on the closing day i.e. February 16, 6.30 pm onwards at NFAI.
NFAI Director Prakash Magdum said, “The North East Film festival has now become a permanent feature of our events at NFAI. The film lovers from Pune eagerly wait to watch the latest creations from the North-East, and I am sure they will enjoy the films that are going to be screened this year.”
The entry to the festival is free and seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. The event will begin from 10 am.