10 films screened in International Shimla festival

The sixth edition of the International Film Festival of Shimla (IIFS) has concluded with seven films from Russia, Australia and France while three films from Maharashtra that were screened in the national category.

Secretary, Language, Art and Culture, Dr Karm Singh says “this festival has given a platform to Himachali filmmakers, along the national and international filmmakers”.

Today the digital world had made film-making an easier task. The content and subject is important for any successful film-making, says Former director and cameraman Amrit Pal.

Bilal Tahir, CEO of Cine Port International Media, talked about how online platforms had made it easier for independent filmmakers to distribute their work globally and reach out to the masses

Ganesh Pandey, award-winning film-maker from Nepal, said film festivals worked as a bridge among the countries for cultural exchange and discussions. Awards were also given in national and international categories. The following is the detail

AWARDS

International

Best short film – I’m Gonna Tell God Everything

Best feature film

The Song of the Sea

Best documentary film

Made Like a Gun

Best Animation Film

The Boundaryless Night

National

Best short film – Unbinding

Best feature film – Pullu

Best documentary film – Feed or Bleed India

Best animation film

Blind Faith

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