Foreign film directors to attend 2nd DIFF at Dharamshala

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By : Arvind Sharma

Renowned foreign and domestic film directors will mark their presence in the 2nd Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF), which is starting from October 24.

Disclosing this on Monday, the deputy commissioner Kangra, C Palrasu said,“ This festival being organised by the White Crane Arts and Media Trust at Mcleodganj in collaboration with the local district administration, will last for 4 days. This festival will have a free entry.”

Palrasu said that the administration would facilitate the trust in all manners and every possible help would be extended to pull the crowd at the venue. Such festivals help the people in understanding the world of cinema.

“Cinema loving people would get an opportunity to meet the international and national directors. This meeting would help the people knowing about the celluloid world,” he added. He said that holding of such event would help tourism in the area.  He hoped Dharamshala would appear on the international cinema map in the world.

Ritu Sareen and Tenzing Sonam, founders of the trust said this festival was started with a view to promote contemporary art, cinema and independent media practices in the Himalayan region. This festival would bring high quality, independent films along with their film makers in order to enrich knowledge and understanding of other societies and ideas. Promotion of local film making talent by organizing special screenings, master classes and workshops would be encouraged, they aspired.

Other members of the trust were also present in the press conference.