Onir, Cyrus Dastur in Guwahati Intl Short Film fest jury

Guwahati: The jury for the 2nd Guwahati International Short Film Festival (GISFF) has been announced and it includes filmmaker Onir and theatre personality Cyrus Dastur. The festival will be held from May 4 to 6 here and is organised by Creovaent Productions with the theme "anti-tobacco".

The jury will be headed by senior filmmaker Gautam Bora and besides Dastur and Onir, will have National Award winning director Sanjeev Hazarika and this year`s National Award winning film critic Manoj Barpujari as members. Onir`s acclaimed movie ‘I AM’, a compendium of four short films that won the National Award for the Best Hindi Film as well as Best Lyrics recently, will have its northeast premiere at the festival. The preview jury will be headed by noted cinema and theatre personality Nayan Prasad and have film critic Chandan Sarmah, editor Kaju and film society activist Nesimul Mazid as members. The preview juries will shortlist the entries for final screening at the festival.

The festival will organise a number of seminars, workshops and open discussions in April as a run-up towards the main event. The competitive sections of the festival will have Northeast Shorts Competition (open only for filmmakers from northeast) and National Mobile Phone Short Filmmaking Contest. The non-competitive sections will have World/Indian Premier, World Kaleidoscope, Indian Kaleidoscope and Student Kaleidoscope.