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Meghalaya arts and culture minister AL Hek on Saturday urged filmmakers to come up with a documentary film on 50 years of Meghalaya’s journey as a state.

Meghalaya was carved out of Assam as full-fledged state on January 21, 1972.

The hill state will celebrate 50 years of statehood in 2022.

“As we complete 50 years of statehood in 2022, I urge filmmakers to make a documentary film on Meghalaya’s journey from 1972 to 2022,” Hek said on the last day of the three-day Kelvin Cinema festival of films at U Soso Tham auditorium here.

The festival was organised by the Shankar Lall Geonka and Jeevan Ram Mungi Devi Geonka Public Charitable Trust in association with the Meghalaya goverment.

From among 740 short films all over India, only 11 films were selected for screening in the three-day festival.

Two short films from Meghalaya – Mouse Trap directed by, Anees A Noronha and Wither Me Away directed Khasi filmmaker El Dhar–were selected for screening.

Special screening of two feature films –Maama on the first day, and Ïewduh, a Khasi film was screened in the last day of the festival.

Awards were given away to winners in various categories.

Short film Nooreh directed by Ashish Pandey from Kashmir was the winner among other short films screened in the festival.

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