Dear Melwyn, Inagurating the Ladakh Internation Filim Festival with renowned filim maker Shyam Benegal Leh..
Perhaps one day Leh match Cannes as a destination for filim festivals because as a beautiful place Ladakh leaves Cannes behind.
Dear Melwyn, I am really sorry not to be able to attend the first edition of the festival as I would have loved to be with you. A first time is always a memorable and touching moment. To this festival which is going to take place in altitude, I wish it reaches heights of excellence in providing the local population the possibility of watching films from different horizons, in offering the participants a unique experience of sharing emotions in an incredible setting. Make the world rise eyes towards you.
Shaji N Karun
Dear Melwyn, I could understand from the news reports that LIFF is a great success. I am sure, your enormous energy that was spent on the success of the festival, turned a wonderful achievement for the nation. It is a pity that I could not attend the festival due to unforeseen happenings. But I am so glad that your concepts on film festival became the bright star of the rare event at Ladakh... Congratulations.
Hi, Melwyn, Hope you have fully recovered from the LIFF expedition by now !
Congratulations for the way LIFF finally turned out .... with the very first edition you have raised the expectations of the local Ladakhi film community pretty high.... I hope you have been giving some thought to to some positive follow-up activities too.
..and of course, thank you so very much for the very gracious hospitality and personal care that you, Meghna and the entire LIFF team lavished on me ... in fact on all the guests that were invited.
Jerome and Francine
Dear Melwyn, We wish to congratulate you for creating the 1st International Film Festival in Ladakh and we are proud and honoured to have been part of it. The Festival was a unique and unforgettable experience! As you know I have been attending film festivals and film markets all over the world for the past 40years and I have been part of many international Juries. I really enjoyed the spontaneous style and the true film spirit of your festival.
We thank you and all your staff for their wonderful hospitality. My Jury fellows were great.
Our stay in Delhi and Leh were unforgettable.
Dear Melwyn, Full of deep impressions and good memories, now I’m back in Berlin.
Hi Melwyn, It has been one of my most unique, memorable and rewarding festivals that I ever had.
I think it was well organized and specially eco friendly festivity.
I am giving you my warm hearted applause and thank you again for treating our couple so nicely that we would want come for next year edition so badly.
Dear Melwyn, I like you to know that it has been an extraordinary pleasant one and a half week for me in India and it has been great to be back in Ladakh and meet with all my local friends and collaborators on BARDSONGS.
Thank you for this, Melwyn, and thanks to your staff members, funders and your Ladakhi collaborators for the work you have done to make this first edition of LIFF such a success! I have only seen happy faces and only heard positive reactions of guests as well as from the local audiences.
Dr. Gagan Gill
Dear Melwyn, I am happy to hear from you & to know you have found some time to recap the monumental LIFF you accomplished so well. Indeed it was a great feat! My congrats.
I, too, wish to thank you for giving me an opportunity to be part of this great experience. I so much treasure the warmth with which you received all of us. This warmth exuded all through our stay & still brings a smile on my face.
Dear Melwyn, I spoke to Debs who said it was wonderful. I hope Africa United and My Marlon and Brando, the two films I put forward, were well received by audiences. I saw her photos and it looked like you got in a packed house for Africa United which is great to see.
I heard that you got great audiences which is perhaps the hardest thing so you obviously did a great job marketing the festival.
I am sure you are still reeling with exhaustion after working so hard.
I think you should be very happy with what you achieved. I was so sad not to make the event but have finally finished my production in Romania and now back to London for a while. I’ll be with you next year.