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Guwahati fest jury to include Onir and Cyrus Dastur

MUMBAI: The second Guwahati International Short Film Festival (GISFF) will include filmmaker Onir and theatre personality Cyrus Dastur.


The jury, to be held from 4 to 6 May, will be headed by senior filmmaker Gautam Bora. It will also consist of National award winning director Sanjeev Hazarika and this year‘s National award winning film critic Manoj Barpujari as members.


Interestingly, Onir‘s film ‘I Am‘, a compendium of four short films that won the National Award for the best Hindi Film as well as best lyrics recently, will have its northeast premiere at the festival.


The preview jury will be headed by noted cinema and theatre personality Nayan Prasad and have film critic Chandan Sarmah, editor Kaju and film society activist Nesimul Mazid as members. The preview juries will shortlist the entries for final screening at the festival.


The festival will organise a number of seminars, workshops and open discussions in April as a run-up towards the main event.


While the competitive sections of the festival will have Northeast Shorts Competition (open only for filmmakers from northeast) and National Mobile Phone Short Filmmaking Contest, the non-competitive sections will have World/Indian premiere, world kaleidoscope, Indian kaleidoscope and student kaleidoscope.

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