The Cinema Day was celebrated in the auditorium of Biju Patnaik Film and Television Institute of Odisha, Cuttack to mark the day on which Lumiere brothers tried their first private screening of projected motion pictures in 1895 for the masses.

The aim and objective of this grandeur celebration is to create awareness about the importance of the day as well as among the film aspirants to make good Cinema, said the organisers.

Eminent film maker Rajgopal Mishra, Director, Parbati Ghosh, Bishnu Prasad Sahu, Director,DTET, and Principal of the institute Pradeepta Ranjan Mohanty, senior lecturer Dilip Panda addressed the inaugural function. Some of the classics of Odia cinema like Chhamanaathaguntha, Laxmi raabhisara, Blue Mountain & smoke, Capital Eye, Suka Asuchi will be screened during the two day celebrations.

This is a unique platform and a unique festival, it showcases how cinema is combined with literature and culture said film director Basant Sahu and B P Sahu. Raju Mishra and film maker Parbati Ghosh discussed the problems and perspective of Cinema.This platform has given a great opportunity to the students of BPFTIO to see these films and to interact heart to heart with the great film personalities.