Film fraternity in state forms Nagaland Film Association
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Jan. 22: Due to the ‘lack of support’ to the film industry of Nagaland, the Nagaland Film Association (NFA) has formed, on Jan 22 at Hotel Saramati in Dimapur.
The film fraternity of Nagaland, comprising directors, actors, producers, sound engineers, artists, cinematographers and others conducted its first general meeting on Tuesday.They deliberated on the main goals and objectives of the NFA.
Kasheto Kiba was chosen as the association’s chairman. The group’s board of advisors namely Shiva Kuma BK, Peter Sekhose, Neeta Agarwal, Vuto Chishi, Ajay Kumar, Tony Assumi, Kartik Kumar, Sudipta Chakraborty, Akash Atae Konyak, and Bishu Sarkar.
The chairman of NFA, Kasheto Kiba said that the association was formed to do something for the film fraternity in Nagaland. “Having seen all the talented people in Nagaland, we needed a welfare community,” Kiba said, adding that the department of Information and Public Relations was also approached.
Stating that the film industry in other states was growing, Kiba highlighted how it may also curb the problem of unemployment in the state.
Stressing that in previous years many “hard working individuals” gave their best to producing and promoting movies in English, Hindi, Nagamese besides in dialects, Kiba was of the feeling that it was “high time” that all professionals and filmmakers and people involved in film production be given a bigger platform.
Members of the association also highlighted the necessity to have ‘digital halls’ in the districts where all language movies can be viewed.
Through its formation the NFA also plans to promote Naga culture and distinct history through its folklore; and portraying them through short films, documentaries and other film related projects.