Itanagar, Jan 30: The Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR), Government of Arunachal Pradesh is organizing the 1st Itanagar International Film Festival from 22nd to 24th February 2019 and the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) has been appointed as the Event Management Agency for the DIPR by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to plan and execute the same in Itanagar in 2019.
The Itanagar International Film Festival is a celebration of the best of tribal cinema and cinema of the North East. The festival through its carefully curated programme, master classes, In-conversations and workshops aims at engaging all audience groups with the festival. The celebration of cinema will take place over 3 days with the opening ceremony taking place in the morning on 22nd February 2019 and the closing and awards ceremony in the evening on 24th February 2019. The Festival activities shall take place at the Dorjee Khandu Convention Centre and IG Park, Itanagar.
The festival shall see a total of 35 to 40 films which include Indian Panorama, World Cinema, and Far East Asian Films, Children’s Films, documentary films, Competition Section Films and outdoor screenings of critically acclaimed films of Indian Cinema.
The submission of film entries for the Competition Section for the festival for the 8 North East States has been opened on 20th January 2019 and the last date of submission is 31st January 2019. However, in order to invite more entries for the competition the last date of submission has been extended to 05th February 2019. All films that have been produced between 01/01/2017 and 31/12/2018 are eligible to apply for this section. The Regulations and other details to apply for the competition section for the festival are available on the Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh Website.
There shall be no festival registration fee; however, in order to attend the festival, all cine enthusiasts/delegates shall have to register themselves online on the official festival website that shall go live on 01/02/2019.