Guwahati, October 6, 2019:
The 3rd edition of the Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF) will be held from October 31 to November 6, 2019. This year, over 100 films from more than 65 countries will be screened at the festival.
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It may be mentioned that the annual festival is organised by the Jyoti Chitraban (Film Studio) Society, in association with the Dr Bhupen Hazarika Regional Government Film and Television Institute.
Among the films screened will be Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus) winners like Bulbul Can Sing (Assamese) by Rima Das, In the Land of Poison Women (in Pangchenpa dialect of Arunachal Pradesh) by Manju Borah, Ma’ama (Garo) by Dominic Sangma and Mishing (in Sherdukpan dialect of Arunachal Pradesh) by Bobby Sarma Baruah.
Aamis by Bhaskar Hazarika, which recently won two awards at the third edition of Singapore South Asian International Film Festival, will have its Assam premiere.
This year, Iran, home to some of the most iconic filmmakers such as Abbas Kiarostami, will be the ‘Country in Focus’.
The first ever Guwahati International Film Festival was held from October 28 to November 2, 2017.
While Turkey was the ‘Country in Focus’ during the first year, the second edition of the film festival saw ASEAN countries as the Region of Focus.
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