Dehradun International Film Festival Announces its Fourth Edition
Dehradun International Film Festival has announced its fourth edition scheduled to be held from 21st to 23rd September 2018 in Dehradun at Silver City, Rajpur Road. The festival will showcase a wide array of regional films, short films, documentaries and national & international award-winning films like The Saviour, Noorie: The Light, Pankhuri, Kismat, Raja Bajrangi, to name a few.
The fourth edition will not only witness the renowned people from the International and National film industry like Ramesh Sippy, Sharman Joshi, Vivek Vaswani, Hemant Pandey, etc but will also showcase distinguished writers, literates, literary and contemporary guests from the domain of art, culture and other social segments.
The mission behind Dehradun International Film Festival is to offer a platform to the local talent to showcase their works and to screen the movies which are rich in content and deliver a strong message. The festival is aimed at bringing the aspiring talent of Uttarakhand and the renowned names of the film industry on one common platform, thus facilitating a dialogue between them and eventually opening a door of opportunities for the film industry and for the aspiring talent.
The last three years drew eminent celebrities from Bollywood like Subhash Ghai, Prem Chopra, Raza Murad, Dr. Mohan Agashe, Sagar Sarhadi, Preeti Jhangaini, Payal Rohatgi, Divya Dutta, Pravin Dabas, Satyajeet Dubey to the city of Dehradun and had witnessed the immense hidden talent of Uttarakhand in the domain of films and theatre. Some of the award-winning and critically acclaimed movies showcased in the previous editions were The Japanese Wife, Bandit Queen, Brick Lane by Satish Kaushik, Everlasting Regret (Critically acclaimed Taiwanese Film), The Silent Heroes (based on specially-abled children in adventure sports), Pashi, Barsaat Ki Ek Raat, The Beginning. Retro cinema like Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Do Anjaane, Noorie, Bazaar, Prem Rog etc was also been showcased.
As per Rajesh Sharma, Festival Director, "DIFF aims at creating a culture of appreciating cinema and makes an honest attempt to provide a platform that connects rich and great content with the local audiences. It also offers a platform to the aspiring talent to give them the best of the cine vision of the globe. With Bollywood celebrities like Subhash Ghai, Prem Chopra, Divya Dutta, Ranvir Shorey et al supporting us tremendously; our vision of making Uttarakhand a natural hub for celebrating cinema, art, and culture through DIFF shall come true".
DIFF shall conclude with an Award Function to honor the winners of the short film (fiction and non-fiction), feature film (fiction and non-fiction) and to facilitate the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award ceremony will also appreciate the contribution of various performers and other associates.
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Source: Starkhabar, Mid- day