The five-days-long film festival in Ladakh will start on Friday (24th September) and will conclude on September 28. It is being organized by administration of union territory of Ladakh in collaboration with the Directorate of Film Festivals (DIFF) and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Union information and broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur will inaugurate the first Himalayan Film Festival on Friday in the UT of Ladakh.
In a statement released on Wednesday the government said that the filmmakers are attracted by the beauty of Himalayan region of India all around the globe. Further the statement read that unique geography of the region is widely documented along with its indigenous people, traditional skills, and occupations and film festival will also bring an opportunity for the local filmmakers to tell their stories to a wider audience.
Also, ‘Shershaah’ film will be the opening feature film of the Himalayan Festival. The movie is based on the life of Param Vir Chakra recipient Capt Vikram Batra, the film stars Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani and is directed by Vishnuvardhan. The team of the film will also be reportedly present at the opening ceremony of the festival.
As per reports, the festival comprises of several areas ranging from the screening of popular films, workshops, in-conversation sessions, and masterclasses. A package of contemporary National Awards and Indian panorama selected films will be showcased at the event. The awards are for best Film will be given to director and producer as well as for best Cinematography and best Story.
Also the festival will witness food and music along with cultural shows to present the rich cultural diversity of Ladakh.