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‘New filmmakers from NE gaining popularity worldwide’

Shillong, Nov 7: Filmmaker Anju Bora who won the national film award for best feature film in Pangchenpa dialect of Arunachal Pradesh for ‘In the land of poisonous women’ has said that with new generation of filmmakers in North East coming up with new ideas these are becoming popular the world over.
“The new filmmakers are doing well globally with cinema becoming popular because of the originality of the subject,” Bora said at the sidelines of the Kelvin Cinema Festival of Films, 2019 held here today.
The festival is named after the famous Kelvin Cinema in Shillong which was established by Jeevan Ram Goenka in 1926.
Bora also said that film making is expensive but added that one can make a move now at minimal expense by using the digital platform.
It may be noted here that ‘In the land of poisonous women’ has been made in the Pangsenpa language which is spoken by only 5,000 people who live near India-China border, around 100 kilometers from Tawang, in Arunachal Pradesh.
Having inaugurated the festival, Meghalaya Governor, Tathagata Roy who spent his childhood in the city recalled the days he spent in the city.
“I still remember Kelvin cinema hall and I watched films there,” the Governor said.
The Kelvin Cinema Festival of Films, 2019 aims to ignite in the filmmakers of the State a passion that has been kindling in them.
The organisers said that without the proper platform many budding filmmakers get lost in the crowd and lose the spark of creativity which drives them.
They also said that by showcasing films that have won national awards the festival wants to raise the bar on their standard filmmaking.