Inaugural day of the festival also featured
short films made by Meghnath, Goutam Ghose and other eminent filmmakers.
Goutam Ghose had World Premiered his film “Shuva and Me: a
journey with Shuva Prasanna” and, also, spoke to the film lovers after screening
of the film. Shuva Prasanna was also present for the premiere.
“I am very delighted to
see such participation from people. The topic is very interesting and
extremely relevant to Odisha as we have a very rich cultural and tribal
heritage. I hope this festival will bring us closer to the tribal art
and artists,” said Nandita Das, noted actress and
daughter of famous artist Jatin Das.
“I visit this festival
every year mainly because of the sheer dedication and professionalism
with which JDCA projects an issue. The level of film selection is
improving every year. I look forward to a great show,” said Padmashree
titled danseuse Ileana Citaristi.
The festival was
attended by eminent artists like Sarat Pujari, Sitakant Mohapatra among
a good crowd of film lovers.
The festival will continue till January 13, 2014.