All you movie buffs in the Capital, get set for yet another film festival. Called the Delhi International Film Festival, it was inaugurated on Friday by telecom minister Kapil Sibal. Sibal addressed the media and shared his fondness for Amitabh Bachchan’s films.
The seven-day long festival will kickstart with 74 films and documentaries from 32 countries including India, US, Israel, Iran, Spain, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Turkey, Mynamar, Spain, Japan, Greece, Cyprus, Poland, Ukraine, Italy, Germany, Australia, Canada, Lebanon and China. The festival will see over 30 short documentary films from India and around 10 from Pakistan.
A film from Poland — 80 million — shall be the opening film of the festival while Lamha, a film from Pakistan will be the closing film.
A total of 16 feature, animation and art films are scheduled for screening during the festival. Around 15 films in the NRI Section will also be screened. Special emphasis in the NRI section is on women filmmakers. Some of their films include The Gran Plan by Sangeeta Nambiar, Mauams by Shilpa Krishnan from Singapore and Children of God by Faukia Akhtar from UAE.
A few of the films to be screened on the first day of the festival include Black Spot on white Saree, a 13-minute documentary and Rajula, a 102-minute documenatry from India.
Foreign films marking their entry will be Bhool, directed by Raju Ahmad from Bangladesh and Art=(Love)2 directed by Mumtaz Hussain from Pakistan.
Day 3 of the festival will have films from the US and Mexico like In the Family and Asalto Al Cine, respectively.
The Delhi International Film Festival will have 14 competitive sections of films out of which the best films shall be awarded with Golden and Silver Minar Awards, respectively.
At: NDMC Convention Centre, Parliament Street
When: 22 December- 27 December
Timings: 10 am onwards