The first edition of the Ladakh International Film Festival was inaugurated on Friday by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Raja Harishchandra was screened as the opening film of the festival.
The festival will screen films in these sections: International cinema, Indian cinema, Competition and Ladakh section. The Snow Leopard Trophy plus cash prize of Rs. 10, 00,000 will be awarded to the Best Film. There are awards for Best Director, Best Debut Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay and Best Editing among others.
Filmmaker Jahnu Barua is the President of the Jury for the maiden edition of the festival.
The three-day festival will screen about sixty films.