On Saturday, the Meghalaya Filmmakers’ Association (MeFilma) and Meghalaya Tourism concluded the first Meghalaya International Film Festival, which lasted five days.
A handful of the best movies were screened during the festival, much to the joy of the enthusiastic and passionate moviegoers who flocked to the theaters to watch them.
On the final day of the festival, a cult classic called “Ka Synjuk Ri ki Laiphew Syiem” (The Alliance of 30 Kings), which is also the first Khasi film, was screened.
“Kieu,” a great and well-known Vietnamese film, was also shown, which made movie fans happy.The Meghalaya International Film Festival organizers extended a warm welcome to director Cao Thai Ha and the “Kieu” cast.
The films “Lorni,” “Ka Chithi,” “ING 156,” and “14/8,” along with “Kagaz ki Khasti,” “Anur,” “A Common Crime,” and “Joon,” were a few more that screened and received a lot of positive feedback.
The penultimate day featured a fascinating screenwriting workshop titled “Changing Narratives with Women Empowerment and Strong Female Character,” which was moderated by Aditriye Dipika and featured notable film personalities and female entrepreneurs like Aruna Chakravorty, Anjali Patil, and Barkha Bisht Sengupta.
In addition to Sanjay Mishra, a well-known Bollywood actor, Minister of Communication and Public Relations Dr. M. Ampareen Lyngdoh attended the closing ceremony as the principal guest at the U Soso Tham auditorium.
Sanjay Mishra, a well-known actor, said: “It’s a lovely beginning with loads of prospects. I was hoping that in ten years, this would be the country’s most distinguished film festival.
Ampareen Lyngdoh, the minister of information and public relations, made the following statement during her speech at the event: “On behalf of the Government of Meghalaya, we assure you that we will pay attention to the talented people of the state and that we will invest a sizeable amount to support this unique ability of our people to naturally perform and host festivals of this nature. She also relayed the CM’s message that the Meghalayan government wishes to support and invest in fostering local talent and giving them the tools they need to succeed in this profession.