Kashmir World Film Festival (KWFF) on Friday screened the films made by the Kashmiri filmmakers here at Tagore Hall.
The films screened in the festival include Ancient Architecture by Mushtaq A Bala, The Lake Town by Sana Irshad Matto, Children of Conflict by Majid Imtiyaz and Bangaar Bazaar by Muqeet Ul Amin.
“Also the films by Kashmiri filmmakers, an English film Citizen Kane by Orson Welles was also screened on the occasion,” said an organizer.
Besides the film screenings, workshop for the media students is also being conducted subsequently for the media students and film lovers of the valley.
“Renowned bollywood filmmakers are interacting with them and they are learning from them as well,” organizers said.
Director of the festival Mushtaaque Ali Ahmad Khan said that they are getting an overwhelming from the audience.
“It is giving me strength to hold this festival again and again. And I will continue this process,” Khan said.
He also said that they will be screening some special films for the children on Saturday.
“The aim of screening the films for the children is just to create a habit of watching films in them,” he said.
“In this regard, we have also approached different schools of the city and hope to see the students tomorrow in the hall,” he added.
Reacting to today’s festival, Khan said: “We have kept this special day for the screening of the films made by the Kashmiri filmmakers whose work doesn’t get recognized at different platforms. We are trying to provide them a platform as well”
Organized by Actors Creative Theatre (ACT), a non-profit organization, the five day film festival that began on Tuesday will conclude on 5th of November 2017.
The event is being hosted by RJ Arooon and RJ Anmol working for FM Tadka and have come all the way from Jaipur.