NEW DELHI, Nov 3 - Assamese films are missing from the Goa film festival, even as the 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2015 would introduce a unique section featuring next generation film-makers from the North East.
Addressing a curtain raiser press conference of the Goa Film Festival, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley said that �Focus on North East Cinema� has emerged as a great platform to showcase the best of films and film-makers from the region to the world, Jaitley said.
This year, the section will have a Special Retrospective on Aribam Syam Sharma, the eminent film-maker, actor and music composer from Manipur along with a unique segment featuring the next generation film-maker from the North East, the Union I&B Minister said.
He further said that this year the festival would also have a special Focus on North East Cinema and would showcase the best of films and film-makers from the region to the world. It would have a Special Retrospective on Aribam Syam Sharma along with a unique segment featuring next generation film-makers from the North East.
The 13-member Feature jury and 7- member Non-feature jury was headed by Aribam Syam Sharma and Rajendra Janglay respectively.
Meanwhile, Assamese films are going to give the Goa film fest a miss, as no film either from feature or non-feature film category have been selected this year.
Directed by Nilanjan Datta, The Head Hunter Arunachali film would be screened in the Indian Panorama, along with Dau Huduni Methai, a Bodo film directed by Manju Bora. These two are the only films among the 26 films in the selected feature category of the Indian Panorama from the North East.
In the Non-Feature Film category, an English, Ao Nagamese film Every Time You Tell a Story directed by Ruchika Negi and Amit Mahanti and Phum Shang a Manipuri film directed by Haobam Paban Kumar have been selected.