For the first time in Jharkhand, Science for Society Lohardaga will organize the Science Film Festival from April 29 to May 1 at Sheela Agarwal Saraswati Vidya Mandir Lohardaga.
Speaking to a press conference on Sunday, President of the Science Society, Lohardaga, Ganesh Prasad said that during the festival, people will be able to enjoy dramas, shorts, documentaries and animations for free and that filmmakers renowned people from all over the country will participate in the festival.
Prasad said the main purpose of the event is to celebrate 75 years of independence as Amrit Mahotsav of independence and 25th anniversary of science for Lohardaga society as the year of approach science, to bring science to the masses and to do everything possible for the development of the scientific attitude among the people. “In view of this and to build a free and superstitious rational society in Jharkhand, especially in the tribal dominated Lohardaga, it was decided to hold the Science Film Festival here so that by using an effective means of mass communication, the purpose of the development of scientific mentality as specified in the constitution,” he added.
Speaking on the occasion of the Secretary of Science for Society, Rahul Kumar said that the inauguration of the festival will take place on April 29 and its closing ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 1. A total of 45 films will be screened in various categories such as documentary, short film, animation and feature film during the 3 days of the festival. More than 10 filmmakers will participate in the film festival, he added.
“The filmmakers will also interact with the public after the screening of their film. We have over 100 online registrations from different parts of the country. Many of them have shared their travel information with us. During the festival, there is 1 filmmaking workshop and interactive sessions with academicians and filmmakers,” Kumar said.
The main films that will be screened during the festival are Upstream: Ganga (Journey to the River), Yashpal A Life in Science (based on the biography of Professor Yashpal), Jharia (based on the life of Padmashree Simon Oraon) and Ankur (film Marathi) among others. People will be able to enjoy fiction, short films, documentaries and animation at the Science Film Festival. Renowned filmmakers from all over the country like Prabal Mahato, Ajay TG, Deepak Bada, Sriprakash and others will participate. The film of filmmaker Prabal Mahto will be screened there and they will also organize filmmaking workshops so that young people from the region can have the opportunity to learn filmmaking.