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GUWAHATI, April 13 � Some of the big names of the Indian film industry would meet the artistes and filmmakers of the region during the third Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival in Guwahati this month.

Film personalities Anurag Basu, director of cult films such as Barfi and Life in a Metro, Rajkumar Hirani, director of the popular movies like PK, 3 Idiots, Lage Raho Munnabhai and Munnabhai MBBS, Shimit Amin, director of Chak De! India, along with Vikas Bahl, director of the highly popular and critically acclaimed film Queen, will come to Guwahati to attend the three-day festival starting from April 24 at Pragjyoti ITA Complex, Machkhowa here.

Along with the directors, national award-winning actor Rajkumar Rao, known for his roles in Shahid, Citylights, Queen and Kai Po Che and charismatic actor Kunal Kapoor of the Rang De Basanti fame will also attend the festival.

After the success of previous two editions, the organizers, Tattva Creations � sister concern of Eclectic Northeast, an English magazine of the region has planned the event this time on a bigger scale to provide a platform for the local artistes to showcase their talent as well as to create an opportunity for marketing the regional films.

Addressing the media here, Tanushree Hazarika, Managing Director of the Eclectic Group, said that the festival would also showcase the characteristics, specialities and culture of the region, to help the visitors to have a better understanding of the North-East.

The three-day festival will have screening of movies of the featured directors, regional movies, including Assamese films Othello and Rang, Crossing Bridges of Arunachal Pradesh and other films of different states of the region.

Workshops and panel discussions on topics related to films, an award ceremony, cultural performances, and an interactive session with the audience would also mark the festival.

Over a hundred entries have been received from all across the North-East for our short-film contest. The top 10 would be screened at the film festival and the top three will be awarded prizes of over Rs 2.5 lakh, she said.

Steven Ao from Shillong, winner of the last year�s short film contest, has got an opportunity to work with the Rising Sun Films of Madras Caf� fame, she informed. A lifetime achievement award was also introduced last year.

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Brahmaputra Valley film fest soon

GUWAHATI, April 13 � Some of the big names of the Indian film industry would meet the artistes and filmmakers of the region during the third Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival in Guwahati this month.

Film personalities Anurag Basu, director of cult films such as Barfi and Life in a Metro, Rajkumar Hirani, director of the popular movies like PK, 3 Idiots, Lage Raho Munnabhai and Munnabhai MBBS, Shimit Amin, director of Chak De! India, along with Vikas Bahl, director of the highly popular and critically acclaimed film Queen, will come to Guwahati to attend the three-day festival starting from April 24 at Pragjyoti ITA Complex, Machkhowa here.

Along with the directors, national award-winning actor Rajkumar Rao, known for his roles in Shahid, Citylights, Queen and Kai Po Che and charismatic actor Kunal Kapoor of the Rang De Basanti fame will also attend the festival.

After the success of previous two editions, the organizers, Tattva Creations � sister concern of Eclectic Northeast, an English magazine of the region has planned the event this time on a bigger scale to provide a platform for the local artistes to showcase their talent as well as to create an opportunity for marketing the regional films.

Addressing the media here, Tanushree Hazarika, Managing Director of the Eclectic Group, said that the festival would also showcase the characteristics, specialities and culture of the region, to help the visitors to have a better understanding of the North-East.

The three-day festival will have screening of movies of the featured directors, regional movies, including Assamese films Othello and Rang, Crossing Bridges of Arunachal Pradesh and other films of different states of the region.

Workshops and panel discussions on topics related to films, an award ceremony, cultural performances, and an interactive session with the audience would also mark the festival.

Over a hundred entries have been received from all across the North-East for our short-film contest. The top 10 would be screened at the film festival and the top three will be awarded prizes of over Rs 2.5 lakh, she said.

Steven Ao from Shillong, winner of the last year�s short film contest, has got an opportunity to work with the Rising Sun Films of Madras Caf� fame, she informed. A lifetime achievement award was also introduced last year.