With only 6 days to go, the head honchos at Darbhanga Film Club (DFC) who are also the organizers of Darbhanga International Film Festival (DIFF) have already started with the promotions of the 2014 festival. With already their new video uploaded on site as well as conducting press conferences to reach out to the maximum around the state and country, the chairman of the festival and the other heads have started working on their strategy not only to promote the film festival, but also to make it known far and wide.
The press conference was successfully headed by the festival director Mr. Lalit Jha, alongwith the festival PRO Mr. Aman Abhishek Srivastava and Vicky Choudhary. The 2nd DIFF will be held from 8th to 10th February 2014 at the Darbar Hall of Kameshwar Singh Sanskrit University at Darbhanga, Bihar.
Meraj Siddiqui, the chairman of the festival also met Magsaysay award winner Social activist Dr. Sandeep Panday at Lucknow and invited him to the festival as well as giving his voice to Darbhanga International Film Festival. “I was feeling very glad and at the same time elated when I met Dr. Sandeep Pandeyji. When I went to meet him, I was wondering how the meeting would go. However, he appreciated my social campaign through films and media at Darbhanga, and that’s the best support I could have ever wished for,” Meraj Said. “He was very happy to know about film festival and promised us of his presence at 2nd DIFF 2014,” added Meraj.
Dr. Sandeep Pandey was awarded the Magsaysay Award in the "Emergent Leadership" category for his initiatives to support education for poor children in India by tapping the resources of Indians abroad. While still a graduate student in the US, Pandey with two of his friends founded Asha for Education, which in the decade since has raised over a million dollars for education projects in India. After a brief period as a university instructor, Sandeep Pandey decided to devote his energies entirely to his activist causes.
Darbhanga International Film Festival (DIFF) is the first ever International Film Festival at Mithilanchal in Darbhanga district which is the cultural capital of Bihar & core heart of Mithilanchal. Providing a forum and a place for showcasing talent of talented film makers, the organizers of DIFF and Darbhanga Film Club (DFC) have grand plans for their 2014 event and make it a huge success. Here’s wishing the organisers tons of luck!