Over 31 movies and 25 short films will be screened in Orange City International Film Festival. This film festival in its third edition will start from February 7 till February 10.
The festival will be inaugurated at the hands of guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule. During this, noted filmmaker Jahnu Barua will also be presented Orange City International Film Festival award for his contribution to Indian cinema.
Also, noted Marathi film director Rajdutt will be honoured with Orange City Cultural Foundation award. The above information was given by secretary of Orange City International Film Festival organising committee, Dr Chandrashekhar Meshram.
While addressing media, Dr Meshram informed that four Marathi films will also be screened during the festival. Children below the age of 18 years won’t eligible for the festival while, the entry will be free for students, differently abled and senior citizens. Moreover, nominal rates have been decided for general public. The film festival is jointly organised by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), Orange City Cultural Foundation and Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU). The first day will witness screening of Italian film ‘My own God.’ Other guests expected during the festival are, director Dr Jabbar Patel, film guru, Samar Nakhate, lyricist, Swanand Kirkire, director, Sandeep Modi, Shivaji Lotan Patil, Shrivinay Sulian and child actor, Sriniwas Pokale.
The inaugural event will be conducted in the Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Auditorium at 5 pm followed by screening of the film, ‘My Own God’.
Additional commissioner Aziz Sheikh, deputy commissioner Rajesh Mohite, assistant commissioner Vijay Humne, deputy registrar of Nagpur university Anil Hirekhan, Dr Uday Gupte, Vikas Manekar, Ajay Gampawar, Ashok Kolhatkar were present during the discussion.
The schedule and the venue for the movies is attached with the news.