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Shimla Film Festival-2014 Concludes

Shimla, 13 Apr – It was matter of pride not only for the State of Himachal Pradesh but for art lovers too that directors and producers of International and National repute were screening their films in the festival, stated Governor, Urmila Singh while presiding over the closing ceremony of Shimla Film Festival-2014 at Gaiety theatre here today. Urmila Singh said that this event was an added attraction for the people of the State as well for the tourists who visit this historical town famous for its historical heritage of British era. She said that Himachal Pradesh had always been a favourite destination of film makers and the history shows that many renowned actors shared close relationship with Himachal. Governor said that Himachal Pradesh was well known for its cultural legacy, or its folklores, traditional folk dances and folk-songs. “I feel that the films are the appropriate medium to disseminate the culture and traditions of the state worldwide” said Smt Singh. The film producers of the state should also come forward and work sincerely in this direction, she said.
The Gaiety Theatre has witnessed many such cultural activities since time immemorial and has been instrumental in promoting the cultural activities vis-a-vis encouraging the youth to participate in plays and theatre activities. The Governor said that the festival would play a pivotal role in providing stage to the art lovers of the state and at the same time providing an opportunity for them to put in their hard work so as to promote them at National and International level. She appreciated the efforts of the organizers who had generously put-in their efforts to promote the cultural and artistic activities through this festival and hoped that in future too such programmes would be the part of the itinerary of the film makers. Urmila Singh also gave awards to the producers of the films which were screened during this Festival. Awards were given in six different categories. Governor was honoured by the organizers on the occasion.

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