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Kite, film fest next month

Jan. 23: The city will host the second edition of Jeevan Kite Festival on the banks of the Brahmaputra on February 24.

The event is part of a festival on music videos, animations and short films. Apart from flying kites, visitors can enjoy also short films.

The organisers have included items like ethnic dance, folksong, fusion music, kite designing workshop, fun quiz, ethnic food, celebrity ramp show and traditional games in the second edition of the festival.

The members of Jeevan Initiative, an NGO, said the competition is aimed at bringing new age audio-visual creations directly in front of the masses in an informal ambience.

“Films need not necessarily be created by professionals or experts. To be shown in makeshift arrangements and in the open air, entry of films, made in any format and with whatever equipment one can lay hands on including mobile phones, has been encouraged,” managing trustee of Jeevan Initiative, Suresh Ranjan Goduka, said.

“Duration of a film should be less than 10 minutes. It should be produced not before three years from the first day of this year. The theme of the short films is kite, desire to fly, good news and celebration of life within any genres of fiction or non-fiction, exceptional and experimental. If not made in Assamese, Hindi or English, then it should have English subtitles,” Gaduka said.

A filmmaker may send more than one film. There will be no joining fee. Those interested may mail their entry with details to:, or submit a DVD after mailing details by January 25.