Bhubaneswar, November 3: Exhorting young minds not to stop dreaming, renowned Bollywood actor and chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Anupam Kher inaugurated the third Kalinga International Film Festival at KIIT Campus here on Friday.
Kher, who attended the three-day event as chief guest, said, "All dreams always come true. To realise your dreams and to achieve your goal in life, you should work hard with great dedication and concentration. Cinema is amazing and full of dreams. I had a dream to be an actor. I was never good in studies or sports but whatever I have achieved today is due to my hard work and dedication."
Odia director Sattwik Mohanty’s Hindi movie ‘Ranchi Diaries’ was screened on the inaugural day. Films like Chloe from France, Jackpot from Vietnam and Indian films including Bakul, Onyo Poalaa, A World Within Four Walls, Upahar Roadside Scientists, Ardhonariswar, The Machine, Teorm Kite, Pounopunik, Statement After My Poet Husband’s Death, Alone, Call Girl, Bahurupi, I Am Sorry, Ishara will be some of the other prominent films to be screened during the three-day festival.
In fact, as many as 25 national and international films will be screened during the film festival which is being jointly organised by KIIT School of Film and Media Sciences and KIIT Film Society.
The other major attractions of the film festival are forum activities including theatre performances, interactive quiz sessions, fashion show, writing competitions, short film making, mono acts, photography exhibitions and mannequin challenges. The Kalinga Film Festival has also been a host to film making and photography workshops in partnership with Canon India.
Ganga Kumar, Director, Ministry of Planning, Govt. of India, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS; Sattwik Mohanty, director of ‘Ranchi Diaries’ and lead actress Soundarya Sharma were also present at the inaugural session of the festival.