Kivini Shohe and Andrea Kevichüsa will represent Nagaland in the Cannes Film Festival 2023, which will be held in France from the 16th to the 27th of May 2023.
According to a DIPR report, the duo will represent Nagaland as part of the delegation, which is supported by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, through the Department of Information and Public Relations, which is the state’s nodal department for films and related matters.
Two film personalities from Nagaland, Kivini Shohe and Andrea Kevichüsa, will be representing Nagaland at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, 2023 to be held from 16th to 27th May 2023. The duo will be representing Nagaland as part of the delegation, which is being supported by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, through the Department of Information & Public Relations, which is the nodal Department for films and related matters in the state of Nagaland.
Kivini Shohe is a prominent Filmmaker from Nagaland and is one of the pioneer film makers from the state of Nagaland and a founding member of the Film Association of Nagaland (FAN), group consisting of genuine functioning dynamic film related professionals based in Nagaland. She has been Jury Chairperson for the 14th International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala 2022 and Jury for 5th South Asian Film Festival, Kolkata 2022.
Shohe is a recipient of the Governor’s Award 2014 in the field Arts for filmmaking. She is well known for her award winning film, ‘Oh my Soul’ (2014), a story of three Naga transgender. Her themes are mostly from the out-of-the-way stories from the far-flung regions to the unspeakable spaces in human nature. Her many documentaries cover untold stories mostly from the eastern part of Nagaland such as Under the Longfuru Sky (2018) and The Great Anghs (2001). She has directed short Sumi folk based stories like Winter Nights dream (Nisapa & Nisala) 2003 and Anishe Flower maiden (Anishe Xamunu)2007. Her last film is Even the Dead Speaks (telefilm) 2019.
Andrea Kevichüsa is an Indian model and actor from Nagaland. She made her acting debut with Anek in 2022 alongside Ayushmann Khurrana for which she won the Filmfare Award 2023 for Best Debut (Female).
Kevichüsa has worked with several fashion designers and notable brands. She has also been featured in editorials of magazines such as Vogue India, Elle, Femina and on the covers of Filmfare, Harper’s Bazaar and Grazia.