The Cinema Day has been celebrated in the auditorium of Biju Patnaik Film and Television Institute of Odisha, Cuttack on 28 th & 29th December 2014 remembering the of Lumier brother’s first private screening of projected motion pictures in 1895 for the masses. Their first public screening of films at which admission was charged was held on December 28, 1895, at Salon Indien du Grand Café in Paris.
This is the tradition of observing the Cinema Day on 28th December at Biju Patnaik Film and Television Institute of Odisha, Cuttack only. Aim & 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. The Cinema Day gives a bunch of inspiration to the new growing buds who wants to make career in film making.
Some of the classic cinemas of Odisha (Maya Miriga, Kathantara , Nila Mastrani, Puja Pain Phulatie, Aa Akare Aaa) , Documentaries (Jyotshna, A Tree A man A see, Dragon Fly & a Snake,Yatra Jiban Jiban Yatra) short film like Prayas have been screened , analysed among the experts and cinema students & lovers. 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. The attempt of creating a tradition of celebrating Cinema Day has been appreciated not only by the print & electronic media but also cinema lovers and other general viewers.