Northeast International Documentary and Film Festival (NIDFF) Northeast International Documentary and Film Festival (NIDFF), a first of its kind global film festival is set to kick off in Dibrugarh from January 4, 2023. The 5-day film festival will be held at the Dibrugarh Hanumanbux Surajmal Kanoi (DHSK) college auditorium. NIDFF is a major venture by the Dibrugarh based independent film production company RedCardinal Motion Pictures (RCMP) with DHSK College as associate partner.
Addressing media persons at the Greater Dibrugarh Press Club on Friday, the organisers said that the festival aims at bridging the global film industry with that in Assam and Northeast India to facilitate the development of a holistic homegrown creative ecosystem. The objective is to provide special
attention and avenues for Northeastern filmmakers, develop local talent and establish a global network, as a continuos effort.
The film festival includes a three-day workshop from January 4 to 6 encompassing the complete filmmaking pipeline from pre-production to post-production with masterclasses from RCMP personnel
aimed at providing the techncal know-how that goes hand-in-hand with the art of filmmaking and
storytelling. In-person and remote panel discussions will be conducted on January 7 and 8 covering topics such
as copyright advocacy, entertainment business and creative aspects of the entertainment industry with national and international guest professionals and academics. Officially selected films will also be
showcased during these days followed by an award ceremony on January 8 for the festival winners in
different categories. Culminating the events of NIDFF will be the premiere of the much anticipated feature film by RedCarcdinal titled “Jibonsobi.”
RCMP is also involved in developing documentary projects showcasing the unique culture and heritage of
different ethnic communities of the region with the goal of cultural preservation and archiving, in addition
to various initiatives following NIDFF. Plans are also in place to produce documentaries and films covering places of tourist interest, some of which have been identified as areas of importance by Assam government. The objective is to bolster these efforts across the industry through the vehicle of NIDFF, the organisers said.