AIZAWL, Sept 21 - The 1st Mizoram International Short Film Festival was inaugurated by Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla in a glittering red carpet ceremony at Aijal Club on Thursday evening.
The film festival will see the screening of 82 films from across the globe, including 25 from the State.
Bollywood-famed Gulshan Grover�s internationally acclaimed award winning short film �Forbidden� opened the film festival. It recently won the Best Film Award at the Festival of Globe in San Francisco, California, this August.
Inaugurating the Festival empowered by Mizoram�s New Economic Development Policy (NEDP), Lal Thanhawla expressed his desire to make the film festival for cultural integration in the country. Acclaiming the young and new talents in Mizoram he expressed his hope that it would be worthwhile for them.
Several short films were screened and a workshop conducted by Bollywood Filmmaker Umesh Shukla on Saturday.
The mega festival which is the first of its kind in Mizoram has been jointly organised by Government of Mizoram and Innovations India aimed at promoting the State as a preferred destination for film making and reaching out to the international film makers to showcase the unexplored beauty of the State.