Srinagar: The 2-day Worldwide Movie Pageant of Srinagar (TIFFS), which ended on Sunday, obtained sturdy response from film lovers of Jammu and Kashmir’s capital metropolis.
On the concluding day, a significant prize presentation was held the place the outstanding artists had been awarded for his or her glorious efficiency by the organizers of the occasion – Vomedh, a Jammu-based theatre and cultural group, studies Deccan Herald.
Rakesh Bhat, the pageant co-director whereas expressing his gratitude to the artist fraternity, sponsors and other people typically for the assist they supplied in making the occasion successful and mentioned: “We felt a powerful urge to convey Srinagar its personal worldwide movie pageant, with Srinagar embedded into it.”
“Greater than the identify, it’s the historical past, contribution, and spirit that Srinagar has dropped at cinema that it was about time that it obtained a global movie pageant with its identify related to it,” Bhat mentioned.
Talking through the inaugural perform, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang Kondbarao Pole urged filmmakers to see the Valley past the angle of terrorism.
“Kashmir will not be solely wealthy for its magnificence however for inventive expertise as nicely. Such movie festivals will assist Kashmiri artists to study and broaden their imaginative and prescient concerning filmmaking. Nevertheless, filmmakers ought to see Kashmir past the angle of terrorism,” he was quoted as saying by Decan Herald.