Glocal village: Hornbill International Film Festival underway
Kohima, Dec. 8: To promote filmmakers in Nagaland and to offer a platform to take their work to the international levels, the second edition of the Glocal Hornbill International Film Festival got underway on Sat. Dec. 8 at the Heritage Bamboo Hall at Kisama in Kohima. The festival also features films from outside the state.
Organised by the Eastern Art Council in collaboration with the department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR), the event is a two-day film festival that will continue till Sun. Dec. 8. Commissioner-secretary of the DIPR, V Maria Yanthan was the special guest. She inaugurated the festival.
In her speech, Yanthan expressed gratitude to all the members and well-wishers for their support in making the event successful. She announced that the department would be launching a two-day event film festival in the month of Feb. 2019.
During the day’s event, 11 short films, animations, and documentaries from America, Latvia, Myanmar, Nagaland, and other north-eastern states were shown. It included 39 international awards winning short animations including “My Life I Don’t Want” by Nyan Kyal Say, which is about a life of a Myanmar girl and inspired by a true story.
The 11 movies:
- “Story of a house” directed by Senino Yhoshu from Nagaland.
- “Nud – The Mithun Slayer” directed by Benjamin Syiem from Meghalaya.
- “Khla Wait” directed by Benjamin Syiem from Meghalaya.
- “Chengrang Lanu” by Malsawnkima Chhangle from Mizoram.
- “My Hidden City” by Wunna Kyaw and Barry Pousman from Myanmar.
- “Traces” by Aung Myint Myat Cho from Myanmar.
- “My Life I Don’t Want” by Nyan Kyal Say from Myanmar.
- “My Mother is Single” by Lei Lei Aye from Myanmar.
- “Buffalo Boy” by Mai Ah Nway from Myanmar.
- “Woman with a Gun” by Mo Mo and Mary Sary from Myanmar.
- “Camp for Courageous by Janis Skulme from Latvia.
The next day of the festival will start from 2 pm. It was announced that there would be an hour of workshop with the filmmakers from Myanmar from 2 pm to 3 pm. The main event, during which films from across the globe will be highlighted, will continue after the workshop.