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Golden Triangle International Film Festival is scheduled to be held from February 23 to 26

Bhubaneswar(ONT Bureau)20/2/17: The second edition of the Golden Triangle International Film Festival (GTIFF) is scheduled to be held from February 23 to 26 at IDCOL Auditorium here.
Besides two Odia films ‘Aloda’ and ‘Chandal’ are also scheduled to be presented during the festival. These two films are directed by an Odia youth Bishal Patnaik, a student of film studies.

The festival, organised by non-government organisation Golden Triangle Charitable Trust, is named after Puri, Konark and Bhubaneswar that form the famous Golden Triangle with an aim to promote tourism.
On the concluding evening of the festival, an award ceremony will be held. Awards will be given under five categories namely Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Feature Film and Best Short Film.
. The programme details can be narrated as;
February 23 (Thursday) : 10 am to 10 pm (Inagural Ceremony with screening of films )
February 24 (Friday) : 10 am to 10 pm (includes screening of films, workshops & seminars)
February 25 (Saturday) : 10 am to 10 pm (Includes screening of films and Award Ceremony)
February 26 (Sunday) : 10 am to 10 pm (Closing Ceremony followed by Cultural Programme)At Utkal Mandap followed by Binod Rathor Musical night
. Festival president Priya Ranjan Sahoo said they had received 62 films from different countries including India for screening in the festival, but they selected only 37 films for the competition and exhibition.
“We will screen 19 foreign films in the festival. We have received films from the countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Uzbekistan. The rest 18 films are from different parts of our country, Bollywood playback singer Vinod Rathod will perform in the closing ceremony. Ministers and noted film personalities from the state will attend the show.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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