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9th Indian Film Festival of Bhubaneswar from February 14

Bhubaneswar, February 9, 2018: The Film Society of Bhubaneswar (FSB) will host a seven-day ninth Indian Film Festival of Bhubaneswar from February 14 at the IDCOL auditorium here.

The festival will screen contemporary works from the east and the northeast (Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Manipuri, Khasi and Odia); South (Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil), West (Marathi); and North (Hindi and Punjabi), informed the FSB in a press release.

Apart from this award winning films including ‘Kutrame Thandanai’ (Crime is punishment) by M Manikandan, ‘Merku Thodarchi Malai’ (Western ghats) by Lenin Bharathi (both Tamil), ‘Munro Thuruthu’ (Munroe Island) by Manu (Malayalam), ‘Capital I’ by Amartya Bhattarcharyya (Oriya), ‘Masaan’ by Neeraj Ghaywan (Hindi) will be screened during the event which will culminate on February 20.

Girish Kasaravalli, acclaimed film-maker from Karnataka will be the chief guest at the event. Ananya Kassaravalli and Babu Eshwar Prasad from Kerala Chalachitra academy, Manju Borah among many others will also grace the occasion.

Some of the films made by noted Malayalam film-maker G Aravindan will be screened at the festival as mark of a tribute.

Debate and discussion on the role of media in development of cinema culture in Odisha, the role of literature in cinema, the future of Independent cinema in Odisha and its globalisation, and the importance of digitisation in democratising cinema will also be conducted.

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