With the help of Siliguri Secretariat Cine Society and the Information and Culture Department of the State Government, the 19th International Film Festival is being launched in Siliguri from November 19. This festival will be held till November 26.
Tourism Minister of the state Gautam Deb gave the above information in a press conference yesterday. Cine Society officials and members were also present at the press conference.
It is reported that this time, 17 films from 9 countries will be shown in the film festival. These include films from countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Britain, Chilly, Switzerland, Sweden, Vietnam and Germany etc, apart from India. Actor and director Arindam Seal will inaugurate the film festival. The opening ceremony will see the Bengali film ‘Aasche Abar Shabar’ being screened.