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Delhi hosts festival to promote films, culture and craft from the Northeast


Delhi hosts festival to promote films, culture and craft from the Northeast

New Delhi, Sep 09 (ANI): The three-day long film festival at Siri Fort Auditorium complex in Delhi gave the locals a chance to sample the best of talent from the Northeast. Organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals under the Information and Broadcasting ministry, the festival was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore in the presence of Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

The festival showcased 15 documentaries, feature and short films from the Northeast. They included Pallepfam, the debut film of young Manipuri director Wanglen Khundongban, and 'Crossing Bridges' by Sanga Dorjee Thongdok from Arunachal Pradesh.

Several film personalities from the region including famous Manipuri director Aribam Syam Sharma, Assamese director Manju Borah, and actor Adil Hussain were felicitated during the event. While a cultural troupe from Tripura mesmerized the audience by a Hojagiri Dance performance, artists from Man

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