Agartala: A three-day film festival, where 30 award-winning films from seven countries will be screened, began here today.
The state minister for information and cultural affairs, Bhanulal Saha, who inaugurated the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), said it was jointly organized by the Films Division of Government of India and the United Films Professionals Association (UFPA).
UFPA secretary Sanjib Das said, the films include short, animation and documentary films from India, Bangladesh, Australia, Romania, United Arab Emirates and Azerbaijan which were made within the last decade.
He said the first International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films was held in the year 1990 in Mumbai.
The biennial festival is conducted with the active collaboration of Government and the Indian Documentary Producers' Association.
"The city of Mumbai is the permanent venue of the festival, but it is also organised outside Mumbai occasionally," Das said.
The films which would be screened at the festival include "9X9", "Gulabi Gang", "True Love Story", "Ali and the Ball", "Music in the Blood", "17 Not Required Indians", "Are You Listening".