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By ELLEN STOLZ The Fiji National University (FNU) in partnership with the Indian High Commission yesterday conducted the curtain raiser event for the Fiji Film Festival scheduled to premier today.
05 Oct 2012 09:34

Indian High Commissioner, Vinod Kumar, (right) with Fiji National University UniStudio director, Ravi Malik, as they launched the Fiji Film Festival Catalogue in Suva yesterday. Photo: RONALD KUMAR

By ELLEN STOLZ

The Fiji National University (FNU) in partnership with the Indian High Commission yesterday conducted the curtain raiser event for the Fiji Film Festival scheduled to premier today.
The Fiji Film Festival will feature a range of diverse international and local film entries including French, Russian, Middle Eastern films, Bollywood blockbusters and Bengali classics as well.
These films will feature in cinemas all over the country from October 5 to 18 and the best part about it all is the admission is free and will be on a first come first serve basis.
Indian High Commissioner, Vinod Kumar, conducted the inaugural celebration for the Festival Catalogue at the Life Insurance Corporation of India building and said it was a great joy to be a part of the Film Festival.
“I congratulate the Fiji National University and Film Fiji along with Damodar Village Cinemas for organising this festival and I wish them all the best,” Mr Kumar said.
He added that he hoped the event would promote more international film festivals to be featured in Fiji in the future.
Mr Kumar announced yesterday the complete festival programmes, screenings schedules of the Fiji Film Festival in cinemas nationwide at Village 6, Village 4, FNU Raiwai Campus, FNU Lautoka Campus, FNU Nadi Campus, FNU Ba Campus and Elite Cinema.
Fiji National University UniStudio director and organiser of the festival, Ravi Malik, said: “The films are of good quality and will feature local films like ‘Suraji’ which is directed by the University of the South Pacific Poet Writer and social historian, Mohit Prasad.”
Mr Malik said such festivals not only serve to entertain people but also giving a new audience a chance to develop a taste for good films and to inspire local film makers to help devel op a Fiji audience to have an appreciation for these kinds of films.
Week of the festival will feature films like Kahani, Sarkar, Der Brand, My Wedding and other secrets, Leaving Baghdad and busong. The second week will feature other movies like 3 Idiots, Kashmir Ki Kali, Sholay, Blush, Hum, Little Big Soldier, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Koko the Ghost, Leaving Bagdad and Zameer. The festival will officially open tomorrow with the movie ‘Kahani’ at 7pm at Village 6 and 4 Cinemas.




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