XMITA To Hold International Film Festival Of Kashmir 2015

SRINAGAR: To mark the eleventh year of its establishment, experimental moving images and theatre association (XMITA) has invited entries for the fifth edition of the international film festival of Kashmir (IFFK-2015) scheduled to be held tentatively in august this year.

The festival is expected to be the biggest event of XMITA so far with the participation of films and filmmakers from all over the world.

Interested filmmakers, media students and amateurs can visit IFFK website www.xmita.org to send their entries before July 31, a spokesperson of the organisation said in a press communiqué.

The films shall be accepted in seven languages— Kashmiri, Dogri, English, Hindi, Urdu, Pahari And Ladakhi— including others if subtitled in English, the communiqué added.

 “IFFK-2015 will be a competitive film festival and with many changes in the screening pattern of the films this year,” the statement read.

XMITA also intends to invite filmmakers, organize a master-class and include a student section and a tv-cultural section.

“We are inviting films for the pre-selection stage where after the panellists at XMITA will shortlist them for screening,” the spokesperson added.

Filmmakers of the state, he said, can send more than one entry while for outsiders the number is restricted to one.

“For competition, non-competition and student sections the films must not have been screened before 1st Jan 2012 and as far as the TV-cultural section, the date of production should not be before 1st Jan 2011,” the spokesperson said.



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