Bhubaneswar: “Don’t stop dreaming”. It was the message of Anupam Kher, and chairman of Film and Television Institute of n India to the youth masses. Inaugurating the 3rd Kalinga International Film Festival here at KIIT on Friday Mr. Kher said all dreams always come true. To realize your dreams and to achieve your goal in life, you should work hard with great dedication and concentration. Cinema is amazing and full of dreams. I had to dream to be an actor. I never got 38 percent mark in my education life. I was not good in studies or in sports. But what I have today due to my hard work and dedication.
The 3rd Kalinga International Film Festival, organized jointly by KIIT School of Film and Media Sciences and KIIT Film Society was commenced at KIIT campus. During this three day festival 25 films of various Indian languages and international will be screened. Among others Ganga Kumar, Director, Ministry of Planning, Govt. of India; Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS; Sattwik Mohanty, Director, ‘Ranchi Diaries’, Soundarya Sharma, Heroine of ‘Ranchi Diaries’, Dr. Sasmitarani Samanta, Registrar, KIIT University and Himashu Khatua, CEO, KIIT School of film and Media Sciences were also present in the inaugural session.
The inaugural day ‘Ranchi Diaries’ directed by Sattwik Mohanty was screened. Other films including Chloe from France, Jackpot from Vietnam and Indian films including Bakul, Onyo Poalaa, A World Within Four Walls, Upahar, Roadside Scientists, Ardhonariswar, The Machine, Teorm Kite, Pounopunik, Statement After My Poet Husband’s Death, Alone, Call Girl, Bahurupi, I Am Sorry, Ishara will be screened during this three-day festival.
The other major attraction of the film festival are forum activities inclusive of theatre performances, interactive quiz sessions, fashion show, writing competitions, short film making, Mono acts, photography exhibitions and mannequin challenges. The Kalinga film festival has been a host to film making workshop and photography workshop in partnership with Canon India.