• publish: 26 August 2020
  • time: 9:39 am
  • category: Politics
  • No: 15030
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To backs cinema, the government holds a national film festival

The Afghan government backs its cinema to host a national film festival in the country, in a bid to encourage the struggling cinematographers, actors, producers, and film industry artists.

The national film festival will be the country’s first project after decades and is expected to be held upcoming November.

The Festival is planned to take place Saturday 21st of November at the different saloons across Afghan capital, with a total budget of estimated 350,000 Afghanis.

“Afghan film definitely senses urgency for the support from both government and private sectors,” Mariam Jahanbeen festival’s project manager said.  

“Private sectors have held ceremonies before but this time the persuasion comes from the government side.”

Filmmakers from both inside and outside of the country are welcome to participate in this iconic event.  

Main objective of the 10-day festival is to encourage the culture of film making and promoting filmmakers to compete for the bests in the future.

The films ready for nomination are categorized into five aspects as indicated by the Afghan film officials, giving filmmakers two months to submit their unlimited entries to Lajaward film festival.

“A total number of 30 movies will be selected in the nominations,” Maryam further said.

The selection list will include dramatic films, short films, documentary films, short documentary movies, and animation movies. The festival will help the filmmakers produce good movies as they will be assessed every year and the country’s cinema will be reviewed through it.

“By now the Afghan film department has received 40 films which are currently under review for selections”. Maryam added.

Movies between 2003 and 2020 are to be selected as nominees and the festival will continue for 10 days followed by the final awards to be given on the last day.

The Afghan government backs its cinema to host a national film festival in the country, in a bid to encourage the struggling cinematographers, actors, producers and film industry artists.

The national film festival will be the country’s first project afterdecades, and is expected to be held upcoming November.

The Festival is planned to take place Saturday 21st of Novemberat the different saloons across Afghan capital, with a total budget of estimated 350,000 Afghanis.

“Afghan film definitely senses urgency for the support from both government and private sectors,” Mariam Jahanbeen festival’s project manager said toKhaama press.  “Private sectors have heldceremonies before but this time the persuasion comes from the government side.”

Filmmakers from both inside and outside of the country are welcome toparticipate in this iconic event.  

Main objective of the 10-day festival is to encourage the culture of filmmaking and promoting filmmakers to compete for the bests in the future.

The films ready for nomination are categorized into five aspects asindicated by the Afghan film officials, giving filmmakers two months to submit their unlimited entries to Lajaward film festival.

“A total number of 30 movies will be selected in the nominations,”Maryam further said.

The selection list will include dramatic films, short films, documentaryfilms, short documentary movies, and animation movies. The festival will help the filmmakers produce good movies as they will be assessed every year and the country’s cinema will be reviewed through it.

“By now the Afghan film department has received 40 films which arecurrently under review for selections”. Maryam added.

Movies between 2003 and 2020 are to be selected as nominees and the festival will continue for 10 days followed by the final awards to be given on the last day.

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