Nagaland in process of drafting film policy

By FrontierManipur | Published On 04th Oct, 2021, 04:03 GMT+0530

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Nagaland IPR director Tokishe Sema (Male-Middle)

Nagaland IPR director Tokishe Sema, informed that the Department of IPR, Nagaland, will organise the North East Hornbill Festival 2021 in collaboration with the National Film Development Corporations under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

By Imna Longchar, TFM Nagaland Special Correspondent

Information & Public Relations, Nagaland, director Tokishe Sema, on October 1 disclosed that the drafting of Nagaland Film policy was in process where the Nagaland State Film Development Society/Board would be created with members from film lovers, makers, directors, production houses etc.

According to an official bulletin, Tokishe was speaking at the concluding day of the two-day free “Film Acting Workshop” organized by Find Studioz, Mumbai, held at Musik-A (Alobo Naga School of Music), Near Airport Gate, Diphupar, Dimapur, which was sponsored by DIPR, Government of Nagaland, and Niathu Resort, 7th Mile, Dimapur, as the hospitality partner.

Stating that Nagaland was blessed with beautiful landscapes and scenic beauties in addition to the rich traditions and cultures of 16 tribes, he observed that the colours of Nagaland could be taped and ready to be explored in different art forms of Cinema. Tokishe was optimistic for better funding from the state government for promotion of Films in Nagaland. 

Sema also informed that the Department of IPR, Nagaland, will organise the North East Hornbill Festival 2021 in collaboration with the National Film Development Corporations under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

Further, Tokishe lauded Rebecca Changkija, proprietor, Find Studio Production, for constantly training and encouraging the Naga youth in the art of Film making and also for promoting Films in Nagaland.

He expressed happiness to see so many participants in the workshop, and was hopeful that the talents, skills and creativity of Naga youths in the field of film making would be channelized in the right direction with proper grooming and guidance.

Sema later thanked the professionals who came all the way from Mumbai with zeal to guide and groom the Naga youth in the field of Cinema.

Bollywood personalities- Jaswinder Gardner, award winning media and PR professional, Jutikaa Mahannta and writer and director, Shiraz Henry, were the main resource persons during the two-day workshop.

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