GUWAHATI: The much awaited eighth Adda Short Film Festival, 2011, would be held at the Gauhati Commerce College auditorium in the city on Friday.
Apart from eight acclaimed films screened at various film festivals across the globe, 17 short films by Indian filmmakers will also be screened in the competition section.
These are Anutapta by Meghali Deka, Revolution by Rishik Barua, Bibhranta Electron by Deep Jyoti Handique, Bee Hopping by Parikshit Dutta, Ball N Beautiful by Chida Bora, Hope by Anubhav Mahanta, The Painter by Debajit Bora, Values Distorted by Rishik Barua, Liberation by Deep Jyoti Kakati, The Tip by Sandeep Verma, Jantra – The Machine by Sanjib Sarkar, Engine Brother by Anjana, Mask by Kangkan Rajkhowa, Cuppy Tale by Ranjan Bora, The Fish Trapper by Mamoni Sen Roy, Nister by by Nayan Saikia, Moving on – by Monalisha.
The eight globally-acclaimed short films to be screened in the festival are Six Strands by Chaitanya Tamhane, Le Retour by Issam Echchikh (Algeria), The Man who Thought by Mansour Foruzesh (Iran), Date by Saptaraj Chakrabarty, Printing Mistake by MGM Govt Film and Television institute, 26th Sense by Gaurav Panjwani, Doctor, Nurse and Patient by Angshuman Barkakoty and Face Pack by Gaurav Panjwari.
“From the competition section three short films will be awarded,” said Jhulan Krishna Mahanta, the general secretary of the socio cultural organization – Adda.
The film festival will be inaugurated by actress Beena Prasad. Filmmakers Gautam Barua and Sanjib Hazarika, actor Bidyut Chakraborty and film critic Nayan Prasad will be the jury members.
Issam Echchikh, renowned filmmaker from Algeria, will be present at the inauguration on Friday evening. There will be no entry fee for the festival.