Exhibition to showcase journey of 25 years of Kol Int'l Film Festival
Kolkata: The exhibition, themed on 25 years of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) at Gaganendra Pradarshanshala inside Nandan complex, has become a much talked about event among movie buffs. Yesteryear Bollywood actor Rakhee Gulzar inaugurated the "KIFF: A journey of 25 years" exhibition on Saturday.
"I have been attending the film festival for the past three years. The exhibition is of great help for people who wants to learn about cinema," Runa Rahman, who is a Spanish teacher at Rama Krishna Mission School of Languages at Gol Park.
Having completed 24 years, KIFF has come a long way. The 25th edition of KIFF, under the leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, promises to go beyond what has been achieved so far. "KIFF is a platform a where theatre persons and film personalities come together. They interact and share their views. The exhibition is a valuable source of information for them," said theatre person Rahamat Ali.
The KIFF (accredited by International Federation of Film Producers Associations) is a flagship cultural event of Bengal government which has, over the years, made a place for itself not only nationally but also internationally. Ever since its inception in 1995, KIFF had been a relatively low-key essentially confined to the realms of a select, intellectually inclined audience.
"All the information from the first edition to the 25th edition of KIFF is available at the exhibition. This apart, the history of Bengal is also available here. The exhibition is for movie lovers, who want to know more about the cinema. This apart, people can also buy books on cinema available at the exhibition. The exhibition will end on Friday," said an official of state Information and Cultural Affairs (I and CA) department.