The festival was formally inaugurated by states' Tourism Minister Ghulam Ahmed Mir in presence of Talat Parvez, Director Tourism Kashmir, Faruq Masudi, Co-ordinator EMMRC Kashmir University.
The film festival started with a Promo of KIFF 2013 followed by a special screening of award winning documentary films.
Before the inauguration there was special curtain raiser of the festival which started with screening of "Mainz Raaz", the first Kashmiri film made in 1964.
In his inaugural address, Mir appreciated the efforts of organizers and wished them all the best for this initiative.
He stressed that the support of the department will be for this activity in near future.
This festival will be running for 2 days and total of 22 films will be screened in this festival.
KIFF-2013 got good response from various film makers around the world.
Many award winning film makers like Germany, London, France, Afghanistan sent their works to KIFF.
--IBNS (Posted on 15-12-2013)