Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Dec 28:
Commemorating the contribution of Lumiere brothers to motion pictures, Odisha’s premier institute– Biju Patnaik Film and Television Institute (FTI)—celebrated World Cinema Day at its auditorium here today.
Since last 18 years, the institute has been celebrating Cinema Day on December 28 to create awareness among the film aspirants to make good cinema and the importance of the day. The Cinema Day is a source of inspiration to the budding film makers.
“Try to see the sound and listen the visual of cinema,” chief speaker Raju Mishra said while addressing the students.
During the opening day of the two-day function, veteran actress and film maker Parbati Ghosh highlighted the problems and perspective of cinema.
“This is a unique platform and a unique festival,” said eminent director Basant sahu.
The event was inaugurated by eminent film maker Rajgopal Mishra in the presence of director Parbati Ghosh, Bishnu Prasad Sahu, Director, DTET, and Principal of the Institute Pradeepta Ranjan Mohanty and senior lecturer Dilip Panda. Some of the classic cinemas of Odisha (Chha Mana Athaguntha, Laxmi Ra Abhisara, Blue Mountain & Smoke, Capital Eye and Suka Asuchi) would be screened during the event.
It may be noted that Lumiere brothers attempted their first-ever private screening of projected motion pictures in 1895 for the masses on this day.