Shillong will host a four day International film festival titled, ‘Mother Teresa International Film Festival (MTIFF)’ organised by The World Catholic Association for Communication’s India chapter.
The four day International film festival will be held from September 6 to 9 at the U Soso Tham Auditorium. This festival is organised with an aim to promote peace, love and service to humanity, and the films shown at this festival will be based on the life and teachings of Mother Teresa. The film festival will kick off from Kolkata on August 26.
Around 20 films and documentaries will be screen in over 100 cities in India and in around 50 countries including UK, Italy, Australia, Thailand, Myanmar, China, Spain, Canada, France, USA and Japan.
Mother Teresa International Film Festival (MTIFF) director Fr.Francis Stephen told media on Monday, “All the movies being shown in the festival are short movies and documentaries based on the life of Mother Teresa. We hope through these movies the message of Mother Teresa of peace, love and service can be heard not just by Christians but non-Christians as well.”
Fr. Stephen also informed that over 800 free passes per day will be made available for the film festival.He also added that these free passes will be made available to the people of the city from 15 August to 30 August, and that they it will be available in various outlets of the city.
About 25,000 people are expected at the four day International film festival. The film festival that was first organised in the year 2010, would now screen movies like The Fifth World, Revelation in Kolkata, Precious Love, My Karma.
This festival would also be held at Jowai, West Jaintia Hills District, from September 14 to 17 and would later be screened in other regions of North East India.
Similar shows will be organised in cities like Guwahati, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Udaipur, Patna, Indore, Ranchi and four cities of Kerala.