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.