GUWAHATI, Dec 7 - Some carefully selected films from across the globe, along with a few locally produced films would be presented in the eighth edition of the International Guwahati Film Festival, organised by the Gauhati Cine Club, from December 10 to 16.
Films from Spain, Germany, Greece, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Italy, Iran, Myanmar, Afghanistan, along with films produced by Assamese filmmakers, would be screened at Rabindra Bhawan here.
Iranian film Hush! Girls Don�t Scream would be the inaugural film of the festival.
Veteran film critic and author, and president of the Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI), Gautam Kaul, would inaugurate the festival on December 10 at 5 pm.
Addressing media-persons here, president of the Gauhati Cine Club, AK Absar Hazarika, said that the Cine Club, celebrating its golden jubilee this year, has organised the film fest with the objective of promoting better cinema for a better society.
�To commemorate the life and works of talented filmmaker Bidyut Chakrabarty, who is no more among us, the festival has been dedicated to his memory. His Indira Gandhi Award-winning film Raag-Birag would be screened during the festival,� he said.
Several other local films would find place in the fest, including Aarohi by Arup Manna, and the first ever Rabha film Orong directed by Suraj Duarah. The film has been honoured with the Rajat Kamal Award at the 62nd National Film Awards.
�The cine lovers can choose either a one-time pass for all the shows of the fest, or single passes for every show,� said Madhurima Barua, secretary of the Cine Club.
Other films to be screened in the fest include Swedish film Avalon, Ant Story (Pipre Bidya) from Bangladesh, The Kids of Marx and Engles Street from Montenegro, among others.