Adil Hussain-starrer Every 68 Minutes to open Global Cinema Festival in Sikkim
The inauguration will be done by Sikkim CM Prem Singh Tamang and the festival runs from February 28 to March 1 in Gangtok this year
Sikkim is gearing up to host the Global Cinema Festival 2020 from February 28 to March 1. This edition of Global Cinema Festival is being held in Gangtok, in collaboration with Sikkim Film Cooperative Society Limited and is supported by the Government of Sikkim. The inauguration will be done by Sikkim CM Prem Singh Tamang.
Global Cinema Festival is an initiative of the Film Federation of India (FFI) to take good cinema to Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities; especially where there are not enough movie theatres and where no film festivals of national or international standing have gone before.
Firdausul Hasan, FFI President, said, “Last year we did the film festival in Siliguri and this year we are organising it in Sikkim.”
“Sikkim has given many talents to the industry like Danny Danzongpa and Geetanjali Thapa. Films are very strong medium and through this platform and through movies filmed in Sikkim, we can make our presence felt in the rest of the country and globally,” added Namrata Thapa, Secretary Information and PR, Sikkim government.
The festival will open with Adil Hussain-starrer Every 68 Minutes directed by Anindita Sarbadhikari. Over three days, 20 feature films (national and international) will be screened along with documentaries, shorts, animation, and experimental videos. Azerbaijan will be the country in focus at the film festival.
During the course of the festival, FFI together with Media and Entertainment Skill Council (MESC) and Peerless Skill Academy will organise a special media and entertainment-related RPL drive for practitioners in Sikkim. In addition, there will be Master Classes and other locally produced cultural events.
Veterans of the Hindi film industry like actor Randhir Kapoor, director Rahul Rawail, and cinematographer Binod Pradhan will attend the festival. Binod Pradhan will be honoured with ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ for his significant contribution to Indian cinema.