Leh to host first edition of Himalayan Film Festival

Leh is all set to host the first edition of the Himalayan Film Festival, which is starting from September 24, 2021.

Key Points

  • The film festival will be inaugurated by Information and Broadcasting Minister, Anurag Thakur, on September 24.
  • Himalayan Film festival will run for five days from September 24 to 28.
  • Ladakh is hosting the film festival as part of the celebrations of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence.
  • The 5-day festival will comprise of several segments to capture audience and film buffs alike.

Aim of the festival

The five-day festival is being organised with the aim of creating an interactive and exposure platform in order to promote aspiring local filmmakers as well as to showcase Ladakh as an attractive film destination.

Who is organising the festival?

This festival is being organised by Leh in association with the Directorate of Film Festivals under Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Where it will be held?

The film festival will be held at the Sindhu Sanskriti Kendra in Leh.

Himalayan region of India

Himalayan region of India attracts filmmakers from worldwide due to its unique scenic endowment. Unique geography of this region is documented along with its indigenous people, occupations and traditional skills. Film festival thus presents an opportunity for local filmmakers in order to narrate their stories to a wider audience. Himalayan Film festival will also envision institutionalising of a Himalayan film fraternity, which will be having productive repercussions for filmmaking in the Himalayan region of India.


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