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International Film Festival from 23rd April to 29th April 2010 at Dehradun- UK

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एम.एस. मेहता /M S Mehta 9910532720:

                 उत्तराखंड में पहली बार अंतराष्टीय फिल्म समारोह उत्तराखंड में


We have a very good news to share with you that first time International Film Festival is going to held in Dehradoon from 23rd April to 29th April 2010. This event is being organized under the aegis of Uttaranchal Film Chamber of Commerce where Hindi Films, documentary movies, regional views will be shown. 

It is really a matter of great pride for all us that such a international event is taking place in our state first time.

Another Good news that "Merapahad" is Official Web Partner of this event. We are thankful to Dr R K Verma, Chairman Uttaranchal Film Chamber of Commerce and its Apex body of the Film Industry in the State for giving us an opportunity for promoting this event. We will be providing all the details for this event through merapahad portal and other domains like www.apnauttarakhand.com and www.merapahad.com.

In addition , we have created a new web site specially for this event. Please go through the details.


People who wish to send their Documentary Film, the address is given below :

    Dr R K Verma, Director Uttarakhand Film Chamber of Commerce
    10 Gandhi Road, Dehradun
    FAX - 0135-2712764 

Venue : Chhayadeep Cinema
             Rajpura Road, Dehradun-248001
             Telephone - 0135- 2710020

For Submitting Documentary Film DVD at Mumbai, the Address is given below:-

    Mumbai, International Film Festival
    Govt of India - 24
    Dr G Deshmukh Marg..(Opp Jaslok Hospital)
    Mumbai - 40026

We would request you to please give wide publicity to this event and the attend the show.


M S Mehta

एम.एस. मेहता /M S Mehta 9910532720:

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Uttaranchal Film Chamber of Commerce, apex body of the Film Industry in the State, was formed in 2001 at Dehradun. It was inaugurated by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, the then Hon’ble Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting as the Chief Guest.Famous Film Maker and the then President of IMPPA and Film Federation of India, Shri Shakti Samanta, presided over the function. Others present on the occasion were Shri Nityanand Swami CM, Shri B.C.Khanduri, Central Minister, Shri K.S.Fonia Tourism Minister, Famous Film Makers Shri Ramanand Sagar, Shri K.C.Bokadia, Shri Ram Dayal, Shri Jawahar Kaul and Shri G.S. Mayawala, apart from several elite personalities of town.
In June, 2001 UFCC organized a three day Israeli Film Festival at Chhayadeep Cinema in Dehradun.

The Govt. of Uttaranchal later, in 2002 nominated to Chamber President Dr. R.K.Verma as the Chairman of the State Film Advisory Committee and requested him to formulate the State Film Policy, which was submitted to Govt. at the end of the year. Unfortunately the Film Policy could not be notified till day. A detailed Video Complex project was also submitted to the Govt. alongwith the Film Policy, but the fate remained unknown. The Chamber sent several reminders to the Govt. for promotion and development of the film industry in Uttarakhand but there was no response. However, the Chamber continued with its efforts to promote Cinema in the State. It is matter of pride and appreciation for Uttarakhand that President Dr. Verma was nominated as a Jury of the 36th International Film Festival at Goa.

Now, once again, UFCC has come forward with the organization of an International Film Festival from 23rd April to 29th April 2010 at Dehradun. The Festival is being organized in collaboration with the Films Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India. Documentary Films, Short Films, Animation Films and Children Films of International repute will be screened during the Festival at Chhayadeep Cinema. A special package is also being planned for the film makers of Uttarakhand. Those desirous of being screened their suitable films in the Festival may contact the Festival Director, Dr. R.K.Verma at Mobile No. 9837082499 immediately. The requirement for the participation is a copy of the Feature, Short or Documentary Film in DVD Format alongwith the script and Censor Certificate, which will be forwarded to Bombay for the final approval.
One day of the Festival has been dedicated to the Children Films of National and International repute. The man objectives of the Uttarakhand International Film Festival 2010 are :-

--To promote the film industry in Uttarakhand and to make Uttarakhand a tourist paradise,
--To save environment i.e the holy river Ganga, Forest, Rich Biodiversity and the Himalayas,
--To conserve and preserve the rich cultural heritage of Dev-bhoomi,
--To create awareness among the people of Uttarakhand regarding films as a source of entertainment, and its educative and aesthetic values,
--To give an opportunity to independent documentary film makers, short film makers and animators with a view to encouraging individual talent in Uttarakhand.
This Festival will provide a unique platform for exchange of ideas, culture and experiences among Uttarakhand, other states of India and other countries in the field of cinema. It will also provide a powerful platform for Uttarakhand Film Makers to interact with other national and international film makers.
The Festival is being organized on noncommercial basis and there is no ticket for the shows, but a visitor has to fill a Delegate Form alongwith two stamp size photographs and after submitting the same with a registration fee of Rs. 100/- only he/she will receive the Delegate Card by which he/she will be entitled to film shows in Chhayadeep Cinema from 24th to 29th April 2010. The admission will be strictly on first come first serve basis. The Delegate Cards shall not be valid for the Inaugural and Closing Functions, for which separate Invitation cards will be issued. The last date for getting Enrolment as a Delegate is April 18, 2010. A late fee of Rs. 50 will be charged for issuance of the Delegate Cards after 18th April but upto 20th April 2010 only. The Festival Organizing Committee is also trying to get arranged an Exhibition at the venue, on Indian Cinema, by DAVP.
The Chamber is also bringing out a colorful Souvenir on this occasion which will be released by the Chief Guest on the Inaugural Day. The Souvenir, containing exclusive matter on Indian cinema, will be having various advertisements and will be circulated among all the registered Delegates and visiting guests in the Inaugural Function. The copies of the Souvenir will also be sent to the film fraternity at Bombay, Calcutta, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi.

The publicity of the Festival is being arranged through advertisements in the dailies by the Davp, local publicity through Hoardings on the main sites in the city and Colored posters and Banners, displayed at all important places. The Cinema will also be decorated with Flex banners and miniature lighting.

Smt. Ambika Soni, Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India has been invited as the Chief Guest of the Inaugural Function and her acceptance letter is being awaited. Other dignitaries invited for the Festival include Dr. Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Mr. Jagatrakshakan, Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, various Ministers and important officials of Uttarakhand and elite of town. Mr. Kuldip Sinha, Chief Producer of the Films Division will also be present during the Festival alongwith Shri Dinesh Prabhakar, Festival Coordinator and other senior officers of the Films Division. Acceptance of few renowned film stars is also awaited and their names will be announced soon.
The Chamber President has extended his thanks and gratitude to the local authorities for their valuable cooperation and help. The Festival Committee has also thanked to the Print and Electronic Media for their support.
Dr. R.K.Verma, Director of the Festival has made an appeal to the people of Uttarakhand to participate at large scale and make the Festival a grand success. He has also requested to the people of Dehradun to cooperate the Festival Committee in organization of the Festival, being organized for the first time in Dehradun.

The present in the Press Conference, held at Hotel Relax, Dehradun were Vice President Rana Jaswant Singh, Gen. Secretary Dinesh Gusain, Treasurer Raju Rahi, Jt. Secy. Babita, Chairman Reception Committee Ashok Verma, Public Relation Officer Gajender Singh Rawat, Sanjeev Verma etc..

एम.एस. मेहता /M S Mehta 9910532720:

दून में अंतर्राष्ट्रीय फिल्म मेला 23 से
देहरादून, जागरण संवाददाता: उत्तरांचल फिल्म चैंबर आफ कॉमर्स के तत्वावधान में 23 अपै्रल से राजधानी में उत्तराखंड इंटरनेशनल फिल्म फेस्टिवल का आयोजन किया गया है। सप्ताहभर तक चलने वाले इस महोत्सव में डॉक्यूमेंट्री, लघु, एनीमेशन और बाल फिल्में प्रदर्शित की जाएंगी। यह पहला मौका है, जब दून में इन श्रेणियों में अंतर्राष्ट्रीय ख्याति की फिल्मों का यह मेला लग रहा है। उत्तराखंड इंटरनेशनल फिल्म फेस्टिवल का आयोजन छायादीप सिनेमा में होगा।

Himalayan Warrior /पहाड़ी योद्धा:

This is indeed a very good news for Uttarakhand State.

All the Best to the Organizers and Merapahad.

एम.एस. मेहता /M S Mehta 9910532720:

Here is more news about the Event.

Film fest from April 23
Tribune News Service

Dehradun, April 5
The Uttarakhand Film Chambers of Commerce, apex body of the film industry in the state, which was formed in 2001, is going to organise a six-day Uttarakhand International Film Festival starting on April 23 in the city.

The festival is being organised in collaboration with the Films Divisions, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, government of India. In the festival, documentary films, short films, animation films and children films of international repute will be screened at Chayadeep Cinema. Explaining more about the festival, Dr RK Verma, president of the chamber, said, “One day of the festival has been dedicated to children’s films. The main objective of the festival is to promote film industry in Uttarakhand making the state a tourist place and give budding talents in these sectors a podium to present their creations”.

He dedicated the festival to the cause of protection of the environment. The chamber will bring out a colourful souvenir on the occasion. He said the chamber was in touch with Ambika Soni, Minister of Information and Broadcasting, to accept their invitation to inaugurate the function.

Verma also said this would be second festival as the first one, a three-day Israeli Film Festival, was held in June 2001 at same cinema hall in the city.

Dr R K Verma

Source : http://www.tribuneindia.com/2010/20100406/dun.htm


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