dharwad: twin cities set to host international film festival in october | Hubballi News
The film festival here will be jointly organized by Chitra Film Society of Dharwad and Suchitra Film Society of Bengaluru.
The festival aims to provide a common platform for cinemas around the world to project excellence in cinematic art; contribute to the understanding and appreciation of the film cultures of different nations within the context of their social and cultural ethos; and promote friendship and cooperation among the peoples of the world.
The decision to hold the festival was taken during a preliminary meeting at Srujana Ranga Mandir here on Monday.
Renowned actor and director Prakash Belavadi told The Times of India that through this film festival, film courses could be popularized besides job creation in the film industry.
“Through the appreciation of cinema and the promotion of the culture to see good films, many employment opportunities could be created. Resources for the festival could be mobilized with the help of local businessmen, traders and industries. Every effort is being made to host the international film festival with a little financial support from the government,” he said, adding that people can watch award-winning films on one platform.
In addition to the screening of films, there will be a discussion on the appreciation and criticism of the films by the main filmmakers and actors.
MPP Arvind Bellad said he would press the government to provide all the necessary help for the organization of this film festival. He further stated that the two film companies will complete their 50th anniversary and that on this occasion, holding an international film festival is a novel idea.
Narahari Rao of Suchitra Film Society said people should have the opportunity to watch award-winning films, he added.
Deputy Commissioner Nitesh Patil said the twin cities had better air, road and rail connectivity. Both cities are blessed with a young population and therefore hosting the film festival would be a good decision. This film festival should involve people from all walks of life, and seminars and workshops on filmmaking and the film industry could be held, he said.
Patil said the administration was ready to send a proposal to the government asking for funds for the film festival.