Four-day film festival begins
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TNN 11 September 2009, 04:59am IST

VARANASI: The four-day film festival

on women and film appreciation workshop organised by the Centre for Women Studies and Development (CWSD),

Banaras Hindu University (BHU), in collaboration with the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and National Film Archive of India (NFAI), Pune, began on Thursday.

Welcoming the guests and participants, the BHU registrar Prof K P Upadhyaya said, "the film festival would encourage youths from eastern UP to take up film as a career." The function was also addressed by film personalities like Mita Vashistha and Chitra Palekar. The inaugural session was followed by the screening of a film of FTII student. Later, a seminar on changing images of women in Indian cinema was held.

According to the CWSD coordinator, Prof Shubha Rao, "famous women centric films like 15 Park Avenue, Devi, Khamosh Paani and Daman would be screened during the festival."



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