GUWAHATI, Feb 6 � Affirming hope for return of lasting peace in the conflict hit State and with a promise to keep motivating the budding film makers, the 3rd CineASA Guwahati International Film Festival organised by the Cine Art Society, Asom, concluded on Saturday.
The curtains came down on the extravaganza that started on January 30 with the screening of the critically acclaimed Moner Manush by Gautam Ghose at Rabindra Bhawan here. A full house that included even a sizeable section of senior citizens and the young cine lovers was visibly touched by the film that everyone admitted could stand out as a powerful creation on reel.
�I am grateful to the organisers for giving us an opportunity to view Moner Manush about which I had heard a lot,� said Shantipriya Bora, a senior citizen describing the film as a great work of art. She added the Baul songs in the film and portrayal of life�s philosophy has moved her heart.
A mime presented by Nishabda was also part of the concluding function of the festival. The group highlighted the present situation of deteriorating law and order in the State and appealed for peace and security of the common men through their performance. Candles were lit by the artistes urging for peace and as a confirmation of faith in human goodness.
On the last day of the festival, four films were screened at Rabindra Bhawan-Pan�s Labyrinth from Mexico, Jangphai Jonak from India, Troubled Water from Norway and Moner Manush. Jangphai Jonak depicting the pangs of lost childhood could also delight the audience and provide fodder for thought.
The winner of the short film competition held on the occasion was announced and felicitated at the function. It needs to be mentioned here that the organisers have been holding the short film contest alongside with the international film festival to promote the upcoming film makers. This year, Anubhav Mahanta�s Bond was declared as the winning film out of the 11 shortlisted for the competition. The jury of the contest included writer Devabrat Das, film critic Utpal Datta and director Abdul Mazid.