Bhubaneswar: The primary-ever movie competition showcasing Odia cinema exterior India was held on the EXPO 2020 Dubai.
The 2-day competition, which ended on Saturday, was organized by Odisha Samaj UAE (OSUAE) in collaboration with internationally acclaimed movie producer from Odisha Jitendra Mishra and his organisation CINEMA4GOOD.
Consul Common of India in Dubai Dr Aman Puri, Consul (Visa and Group affairs) Uttam Chand and Tomas Zaleski inaugurated off the occasion. Nationwide award-winning filmmakers Sabyasachi Mahapatra and Susant Mishra, together with different filmmakers from Odisha and UAE had been current on the opening ceremony.
The organizers paid tribute to 21 eminent personalities from the Odisha movie trade who handed away over the last two years. They included legendary filmmakers Manmohan Mahapatra, Sarada Prasanna Naik, Raju Mishra, and actors Bijay Mohanty, Ajit Das, Rabi Mishra, Atal Bihari Panda.
A panel dialogue titled ‘Odisha — The storied land of alternatives’ was additionally organized.
“We’re proud to be internet hosting this momentous occasion within the Prestigious India Pavilion of Expo 2020. This can be a very proud second for the Odia neighborhood of the UAE and the individuals of Odisha too,” mentioned Odisha Samaj UAE president Amiya Kumar Mishra.
“I’m grateful to the complete Odia neighborhood for bringing positivity throughout this tough time, I’m privileged to be part of this pathbreaking initiative along with a bigger Odia household staying in UAE,” mentioned Jitendra Mishra.
He knowledgeable that the target of the competition was to advertise Odisha’s wealthy artwork, tradition, language and heritage values by means of handpicked movies from the state.
Nationwide and worldwide award-winning characteristic and non-feature movies like Maya Miriga, Neeraba Jhada, Labanya Preeti, Indradhanura Chhai and Sala Budhar Badla had been showcased throughout the two-day competition.