The 3rd Gorakhpur Film Festival has been concluded on February 26, 2008 with new heights.
The festival went for 4 days in which about 2000 people from Gorakhpur and neighbouring towns enjoyed film screenings and cultural performances. The second day was exclusively designed for Children and Their World. About 300 children from diffrent sections of the society enjoyed the films and cultural programmes. This day's anchoring was conducted by talented children of Gorakhpur. They were Utkarsh, Vatsal and Sweta. The festival team have distributed small Kites and colourful baloons to all young guests.
M S Sathyu(Dir: Garm Hawa)and Sanjay Kak(Dir: Jashn-e-Azadi) were highly impressed by the level of participation in the Festival. Both of have them have great dialogue with viewers during Question and Answer sessions after screening of their films.
A well designed brochure was also released on the opening day. Well known Hindi poet Mangalesh Dabral has edited the festival brochure.
The festival has opened with great performance from Yugmanch, Nanital. The Kabir Mandali "Bairag Lokgeet Yuva Mandal" of Devas, Madhya Pradesh has given the concluding performance. People of Gorakhpur also enjoyed a great evening of Hindi poetry. Renowned Hindi poets Viren Dangwal, Mangalesh Dabral,Ashtbhuja Shukla,Zahoor Alam,Pankaj Chaturvedi, Devndra Araya, Madan Chamoli and Vinay Kant recited their selected poems. Hindi critic Parmanad Srivastav presided the poetry session.
The festival venue has been aesthicaaly decorated by an art group of Varanasi" Kala Commune" with the help of children's paintings, Kites, Festoons and Festival Logo.
The 3rd Gorakhpur Film Festival got vide and sincere coverage from National and local Media.
We thank all of you for supporting us and making the festival successful.
With warm regards,
Convener, 3rd Gorakhpur Film Festival
Phone: 09811577426, 0120-2885017