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  • Goal of WLISFF is to encourage cultural Diversity: Majid Imtiyaz

SRINAGAR: In a great news for art, film and culture lovers of Kashmir the second edition of Wular Lake International Short Film Festival begins at Baramulla from April 26 to April 28. Pertinently, 600 Submissions have been received from 57 countries from around the globe. It is worth mentioning that finally 60 shortfilms & documentaries were selected for final screening and a different section for Local [Kashmiri] Films. Importantly , Main genres entertained during the selection process are films related to Women empowerment, Children Films, Social issues, Human rights, Mankind & Nature. Apart from films, a Photography & Screenplay section as well has been included.

 

 The festival will be held for 3 consecutive [26th, 27th & 28th] days in the month of April, 2018 at Auditorium of Government Degree College Baramulla. A workshop on Film-making & writing will be organized on the last day of festival. The workshop will be open for all Students, Film buffs & cinema lovers.

The Jury Panel of WLISFF are Professionals from passed out from FTII [Film & Television Institute of India].International Film professional Members are also in Jury Panel.  Organizers will be accompanied by various media professionals & artists during the screenings. Those who have also invited Mr. Mushtaq Kak [Renowned theater artist & director], Nayeema Ahmad Mehjoor [chairperson for State Commission of Women], Mr. Mushtaq Ali Khan [Director KWFF & Actor's creative theater], Mr Nasir Ahmad Naqash [D.C Baramulla], Mr Imtiyaz Hussein [S.S.P Baramulla] besidesalso have Media professionals & International delegates & Filmmakers as well who will share their experiences to the audience and other guests.

The festival is open for all with absolutely no entry fee. Majid Imtiyaz, Director and Founder of Wular Festival states -" The goal of WLISFF is to encourage cultural diversity and understanding between nations, to foster the cinema of all continents by stimulating the development of quality cinema, to discover & encourage fresh talent in our state where people especially artists have been deprived of cinema & theaters.' This Festival will be a good chance for Film Buffs to expand their networking & to learn fresh ideas & techniques from the Industry experts."

WLISFF is supported by Darbhanga International Film Festival, Darbhanga Film Club, NEZ International Film Festival, FilmFreeway & Festhome.

MEDIA PARTNERS of the reputed festival are : BWJA (Baramulla Working Journalists Association) ETV URDU GULISTAN NEWS
KASHMIR CROWN THE DAILY AASMAN KASHMIR NEWS BUREAU KASHMIR DISPATCH
KASHMIR GLORY
THE KASHMIR MONITOR
KASHMIR NEWS SERVICE
KASHMIR READER
TAMIL-E-IRSHAD
THE VARMUL POST
THE SREE TIMES
THE MIRROR OF KASHMIR
THE KASHMIR SCENARIO
PANNUN FM DIGITAL MEDIA
FESTIVAL PARTNERS
DARBHANGA FILM CLUB
DARBHANGA FILM FESTIVAL
NEZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SUPPORTING PARTNERS
THE MASHQ
WAR KITAB GHAR
BSL ENTERPRISES
IQRA CONSTRUCTIONS
J&K PEOPLE’S EDUCATIONAL TRUST
FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT
FILMFREEWAY (NEW YORK)
FESTHOME
IAMAFILM (GULF)
PRESENTED BY
KRACK PRODUCTIONS
G.D.C BARAMULLA