Armstrong Pame IAS, Director (Films) Ministry of Information & Broadcasting with IPR Officials, FAN Officials and film fraternity at the valedictory ceremony of the 4th Nagaland Film Festival held at RCEMPA Jotsoma, Kohima on December 8. (DIPR Photo)
Kohima, December 8 (MExN): Encouraging the Government of Nagaland to formulate a film policy, incentivize filmmakers, and promote films beyond state borders, Armstrong Pame, IAS, Director (Films), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting also emphasised the significance of Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming, and Comics (AVGC XR) in the film industry.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, is actively focusing on this area, providing training for aspiring individuals, with plans for additional training sessions, it was stated.
Addressing the valedictory programme of the 4th edition of Nagaland Film Festival at RCEMPA Jotsoma, Kohima on December 8, Pame urged filmmakers from North East to collaborate across states, emphasising the need for subtitles or dubbing in different languages. He highlighted the potential of creativity in today's society and stressed the importance of recognizing and supporting it for economic growth and livelihoods.
Organised by the Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR), Government of Nagaland in collaboration with the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and the Film Association of Nagaland (FAN), the festival celebrated the cinematic achievements of the region, a DIPR report stated.
Dzüvinuo Theünuo, Director, DIPR in the vote of thanks acknowledged the five months of planning and coordination that led to the success of the two-day festival. She thanked the Ministry of I&B for their support and extended appreciation to the guests and officials.
Kivini Shohe, President, Film Association of Nagaland, remarked in the opening statement that Nagaland should progress beyond traditional film festivals. Shohe highlighted the wealth of untold stories in Nagaland, expressing hope that the festival would inspire a revolution of new ideas. She emphasised the importance of presenting Nagaland's unique stories in its own style to the world. Shohe thanked the DIPR for supporting the film fraternity and encouraging youth participation through film competitions.