DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Uttarakhand Governor Dr KK Paul said today that cinema was the mirror of society. Developing a better infrastructure would bring more film makers to Uttarakhand to shoot their films.
Speaking as the chief guest at the closing ceremony of the three-day Dehradun International Film Festival this evening, Dr Paul said that these days, short films were giving the opportunity to youngsters to show their talent. Films reflect the times we live in. After independence, many films were made that presented socialism and themes related to social issues. Those were long films and dealt with the subjects at length.
Now, the changes that have come about are quite evident. New technology has led to experiments in cinema. Short films are taking an important place. Short films were showcasing the creativity among the new talent. Short films shot in Uttarakhand’s picturesque locations including the wildlife can help project the beauty of our state and give local talent a boost.
The Uttarakhand’s locations can prove to be a precious gift for filmmakers. Switzerland was being used by many film producers which proved very expensive. Uttarakhand had many pristine locations that would suit the purpose of film makers. The state government had made a film policy. However, infrastructure would have to be provided to film makers. This would need the support of the private sector.
The Dehradun International Film Festival brought together film producers and directors to Uttarakhand and gave them an idea of the possibilities here for making films. This festival was also boosting tourism.
Congratulating the organizers he expressed the hope that in the days to come, this festival will help increase the number of film projects being done in Uttarakhand, making Uttarakhand a popular film destination.
Well-known actors Prem Chopra and Raza Murad and directors Subhash Ghai and Sagar Sarhadi were present at the festival