3-day NORTHEAST FILM FESTIVAL 2023 (NEFF) held at NFDC Campus, Mumbai.
The festival took place on 24th – 26th March, It is an Initiative by NFDC & Find Studio to encourage content creators from the North Eastern (NE) States of India. The festival is being organized in Mumbai to provide maximum exposure to the creative talents of the North-Eastern States to the mainstream Industry.
NEFF 2023 featured excellent films, short films, and documentaries from various sectors of Northeast India. The event was attended by the film personalities like Mahima Chaudhry, Randeep Hooda, Gulshan Grover, Padmini Kolhapure, Abhinav Kashyap, Poonam Dhillon, Pooja Sharma, and many others.
Actress Mahima Chaudhry stated, “I would like to congratulate the Northeast filmmakers for this grand festival where they are getting a chance to showcase their film. it’s an amazing initiative by Sikkim Film Board in association with NFDC & Find Studio to encourage content creators from the North Eastern.”
Poonam Dillion who also visited Northeast Film Festival on 3rd day said “This is a very good opportunity for the filmmakers who couldn’t showcase their films on a large scale they can now present it here. Whenever people ask me where to visit in India I always recommend the Northeast it’s a beautiful place.
Mr Amstrong Pame, Director I&B, Govt of India addressed the audience and appealed to people to come and make films in the states of Northeast. Films which were shown on 3 days are :
Padma Shri Wareppa Naba (Rituals to Mainstream)
The Horse From Heaven
Mask Art of Majuli
Summer of Soul
Second day: A Star is Born,
Saga Dawa (A Close Watch),
The Government Servant,
(Story of a Tribal Entrepreneur)
Mohan ra Madan
Sound from the Hallow Bamboo
The First Sky
Xihot Douri Gol
Third day :
My name is Eeoow
Bohag Bohag Mon
The festival aims to work towards the supporting and promoting of films across genres, cultures and languages of the North Eastern Region with a vision of connecting the creative talents of the region to the mainstream industry and promoting the North East both in terms of the scenic geographical beauty and content.
Filmmakers from Bollywood & Northeast India attended the film festival, and the NEFF is received positive feedback in terms of film and documentary participation. The film festival witnessed a strong response from the northeastern states, with filmmakers from Manipur, Assam, Sikkim, Tripura, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, and other northeastern states.