Volume 5, Issue 5 | November 2018 ISSN: 2395-2547

Press Release

2nd Guwahati International Film Festival concludes with a bang

Guwahati city flooded with International film personalities in the biggest film festival of Northeast India's history.
The 2nd Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF) 2018 started with a bang from 25th October 2018 and concluded on 31st October 2018. Over 100 international films from more than 40 countries are being screened in one of the largest film festivals in India. During the festival, Guwahati city is flooded with more than 100 internationally acclaimed filmmakers, actors and film personalities from all over the world. The closing film of the festival is the multi-award winning film Black Crow (Turkey) directed by Muhammet Tayfur Aydin.
Other notable films to be screened at the festival were - Bhoga Khiriki (Assamese), In the life of music (Cambodia), Miracle (Lithuania), Comic Sans (Croatia), Ballad from Tibet (China), The man who looks like me (Estonia), The Pagan King (Latvia), etc.
Axl Hazarika, Assamese experimental music artiste, Head of Jyoti Chitraban Digital Archive and a  member of the organizing committee said, "We are overwhelmed at the response we received to Guwahati International Film Festival 2018. Nice to see such interest in international films among the common people. And, we are thankful to all our guests for making this the best film festival ever to happen in Northeast India."
The 2nd Guwahati International Film Festival 2018 is organized by Jyoti Chitraban in association with DBHRGFTI under the Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Assam.

Name of Guest


Daniel Chuburu

Argentinian Ambassador

Riho Kruuv

Estonian Ambassador

Vladimir Maric

Serbian Ambassador

Moe Kyaw Aung

Myanmar Ambassador

Ng Boon Yian

Deputy High Commissioner & Counsellor of Singapore

Ong Chong Hui

First Secretary (Political) of Singapore

Artis Bertulis

Latvian Envoy

Saurav Ganguly

Indian Cricketer

Ms Zanda Senkova (Latvia)

Asst. Producer (Pagan King); Asian Premiere

Mr. Ivo Martinsons (Latvia)

Actor (Pagan King); Asian Premiere

Maie Rossman-Lill (Estonia)

Producer (The Man Who Looks My Me)

Madara Dislere (Latvia)

Director (Paradize 89); Asian Premiere

Sebastian Risso(Italy)

Una Familia

Valerio Emilio Tranchida

Una Familia

Luong Ding Dunh (Vietnam)

Father and Son

Tran Ngoc Son(Vietnam)

Father and Son

Nguyen Thi

Thanh Huyen(Vietnam)

Father and Son

Egle Vertelyte (Lithuania)


Egle MikuLionyte (Lithuania)


Nevio Marasovic (Croatia)

Comic Sans

Janko Volaric Popovic (Croatia)

Comic Sans

Ira Cecic (Croatia)

Comic Sans

Inti Saraj (Croatia)

Comic Sans

Igor Markovic (Croatia)

FD, MGFF(Curator from Croatia)

Salvatore Alloca (Italy)

Taranta on the Road

Prach Ly (Cambodia/USA)

In The Life in Music

Frank Martinez


In The Life in Music

Lyn Aung (Myanmar)

Eternal Mother

Aung Ko Min (Myanmar)

Eternal Mother

Tun Ko Ko (Myanmar)

Eternal Mother

Mrs. Dr. Gyorgyi Vajdovich


Mr. Dr. Peter Muszatics


Mr. Zoltan Wilhelm


Ms. Varga Iidiko Wilhelme


Golam Rabbany Biplob


Mathieu Roy


Fakhrul Arefeen Khan (Bangladesh)

Director(Bhuban Majhi)

Tauquir Ahmed (Bangladesh)


Sangeeta Krishnasamy

Malaysian actress and super model

Jason Chong

Malaysian actor

Chandran Rutnam

Sri Lankan filmmaker

Shaji N Karun

Padmashree, Guest of Honour(Closing); State Guest

Seema Biswas

Bhoga Khiriki

Imtiaz Ali

Rockstar, Highway, Jab We Met, etc.

A Sreekar Prasad


Aribam Syam Sarma

Guest of Honoour(Closing);State Guest

Jahnu Barua

Bhoga Khiriki

Haobam Paban Kumar


Biswajit Borah


Bidyut Kataky




Mahesh Narayanan

Director(Take Off)

Amrit Pritam


Debajit Changmai


Rajesh Mapuskar

Director, Ventilator

Karan Guliani

Director, Sarvann