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Naveen inaugurates 12th International JDCA film festival on Art and Artist

Bhubaneswar: 12.01.18:

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated the 12th International Film Festival on Art and Artist, which is hosted by the city-based Jatin Das Centre of Art (JDCA) at IDCOL auditorium here.

Attending the inaugural function CM Naveen said “Imaging the art and artists is one of the significant endeavours to preserve, document, evaluate, renew and improve these art forms in order to save them for the prosperity as a source of inspiration. The continued efforts of JDCA in this direction are praiseworthy”.

“The journey of Odia film started in 1936 with the production of ‘Seeta Bibaha’, coinciding with the creation of Odisha as a separate state and a synergy between language, literature and filmdom,” he said.

He also said about literature, Fakir Mohan Senapati’s timeless work ‘Rebati’ continues to be a path-breaking piece on women’s education. The creations of Kalindi Charan Panigrahi and Gopinath Mohanty and many others have challenged social inconsistencies of that time. Pandit Gopabandhu Das and Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Das had inspired nationalistic and linguistic spirit through their writings.

The three-day film fest will be screened till 14th Jan from 10 am to 8 pm. Total 39 films of 11 countries in 15 foreign languages will be screened at IDCOL Auditorium.

12 Odia films and 12 films in other Indian languages will be screened during the International Film Festival.

During the festival, the event will showcase films short, long, narrative, documentary, animation, and film essays along with the panel discussions, lectures, and workshops.

This year’s Festival has focus on Films on Arts & Literature, which will be held an exhibition showcasing traditional handicrafts, handlooms, and art books.

About Editor in chief

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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