Kolkata Film Festival-A Major Event for Cinelovers & FansBeing the second oldest international film festival in India, Kolkata International Film Festival attracts lot of attention. The festival is organized by the West Bengal Film Centre under the West Bengal Government.
Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) is the 2nd oldest such event in the country. Its journey began from 1995 and since then it has been wooing cinelovers in the city with dazzling movie gems from across the globe. A city that gave the country and the world at large, such cinematic geniuses as Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, and Mrinal Sen was a natural choice to host this prestigious international event.
A Glance to 19th Annual Kolkata Film Festival
The star-studded inaugurations occurred on November 10 at Netaji Indoor Stadium with stalwarts from Bombay film industry gracing the podium with their presence.
Manna Dey, the legendary singer also passed away recently and to show respect, KIFF decided to incorporate lyrics from his cult hit as the theme song for the festival.
Some of the directors whose films were showcased during the eight day-long festival included Wangxiao Shuai from China, Tsai Ming Liang from Taiwan, and Sacha Polak from Netherlands.
On the last day of the Festival, five talented women actors from Bengal were felicitated with Paanch Kanya Award.It included such names as Rani Mukherjee, Moushumi Chatterjee, Konkona Sen Sharma, Bipasha Basu, and Sushmita Sen.
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