Come Friday and New Delhi is all prepared to host the north east film festival where the region's art and culture will be shining in the capital city. Union minister of state for information and broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore is scheduled to inaugurate the festival on Friday.
The inaugural screening will be preceded by three cultural shows from the Hojagiri dance troupe from Tripura, Dhol Pung Cholam dance troupe from Manipur and The Girish and Chronicles, a hard rock band from Sikkim.
The 3 -day festival will also have a retrospective of Manipuri movie maestro Aribam Syam Sharma.
Six of his films magi Ningthem (1981) and Ishanou (1990), Orchids of Manipur, The Deer on the Lake, Indigenous Games of Manipur and Yelhou Jagoi will be screened in this segment.
Apart from it, Aribyam Syam Sharma will have a special interaction with on August Saturday. Assamese filmmaker Manju Borah's Mising film Ko:Yad is also expected to pull no less crowd along with Tribeny Rai's films from Sikkim,
Yathawat and Last Rites from Sikkim, Kokborok film Maithya, directed by Joseph Pulinthanath, and Sherdukpen film Crossing Bridges by Sanga Dorjee Thongdok will give glimpses of Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh, respectively.
A bouquet of shorts from Meghalaya Karyukai and Rong Kuchak directed by Domnic Sangma, and from Nagaland, The Honey Hunter And The Maker directed by Tiainla Jamir and Story of a House directed by Sesino Yhoshu and Sophy Lasuh will also be screened.
The festival will end on Sunday with the screening of Hindi film Aisa Yeh Jahaan (2015), written and directed by Biswajeet Bora from Assam and produced by Maya Kholie from Arunachal Pradesh.
To add northeastern flavour, the film screenings will be supplemented by cultural programmes, exhibitions.