Saturday, 7 December 2019

17th CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL



Organized by                           Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation
Dates of the Festival:              12-19 December 2019
Venues:                                   Devi & Devi Bala, Anna Theatre, Casino, Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Tagore Film Centre
Inaugural Function:                 Kalaivanar Arangam (Dec 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm)
Closing Function:                     Devi Theatre (Dec 19, 2019 at 6:15 pm)
For Tamil films competition category, ICAF informed through Media about the submission process from 7thOctober and the last date for receipt of entries was fixed on 10thNovember.  In total ICAF received 19 Tamil Films and 12 films have been selected by the Preview Committee.

HIGHLIGHTS OF 17TH CIFF

Number of Countries:             55
Number of Films:                    130
Guests:                                    Diplomats from various Foreign Missions at Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai
Filmmakers
Expected:                                1) Dr. BalázsVarga (Assistant Professor)– Hungary
                                                2) Ms. Shilpa (Director from Singapore)       
                                                 3) Mr. BharathirajaaNadarajah (Malaysian Producer& Director)
4) Mr. Y Srinivas (Kannada Movie Director) and crew
5) Mr. Chetan Singh (Hindi Movie Director)
6) Mr. Prasad KL (Telugu Movie Director) and crew
7) Ms. RajniBasumatary (Assamese Movie Director)
                                               
Opening Film:                         Palme d'Or winner at Cannes Film Festival–THE PARASITE (Korea)

Closing Film: Gundermann- Germany
                                   
Other Award
Winning  Films:                       CANNES Film Festival – Winners
·                     Portrait of a Lady on Fire – France
·                     Beanpole –Russia

BERLIN International Film Festival – Winners
·                     Piranhas– Italy
·                     So Long, My Son– China
·                     System Crasher– Germany
·                     Buoyancy– Australia
·                     The Legend of Rita– Germany
·                     Dear Emma, Sweet Böbe– Hungary



FAJR Film Festival (Iran) – Winners
·                     Just 6.5 (Iran)
·                     The Warden (Iran)
·                     Irina (Bulgaria)

VENICE Film Festival – Winners
·                     A Son – Tunisia
·                     The Man Who Surprised Everyone – Estonia
·                     Sole–Poland

TORONTO International Film Festival – Winner
·                     Sole – Poland

KARLOVY VARY International Film Festival(Czech Republic) – Winner
·                     Paths in the Night– Germany


Cannes Film Festival – Nominees
Nina Wu (Taiwan), Summer of Changsha (China), Sick SickSick (Brazil),
Goldie (USA), Tlamess (Tunisia), Song Without a Name (Peru),
The Unknown Saint (Qatar, Morocco), Sibyl (Belgium), Homeward (Ukraine) and
Oh Mercy! (France)

Berlin International Film Festival – Nominees
The Ground Beneath My Feet (Germany), Holy Beasts (Dominican Republic),
The Day After I’m Gone (Israel), Easy Love (Germany) andDivine Love (Uruguay)

Venice Film Festival – Nominees
Just 6.5 (Iran), Adam and Evelyn (Germany) and Stripped (Israel)

Busan International Film Festival – Nominee
The Man Who Surprised Everyone – Estonia

INDIAN PANORAMA has 2 National Award Won films
1)      Amori by Mr. Dinesh P Bhonsle (Konkani movie)
2)      Hellaro by Mr. Abhishek Shah (Gujarati movie)

Contemporary German
Cinema:                                   6 films (courtesy Goethe-Institut, Chennai)

30 Years of Fall of
Berlin Wall:     5 films (courtesy Goethe-Institut, Chennai)

Country Focus
(Hungary):                               4 films(courtesy Hungarian Information & Cultural Centre, New Delhi)



Thailand Focus: 2 films(courtesy Royal Thai Consulate General, Chennai)

Taiwanese Corner: 2 films (courtesy Taipei Economic and Cultural Center, Chennai)

Glimpses Australia:                 2 films (courtesy Australian Consulate, Chennai)

Contemporary Films
from Iran:                                   5 films

Indian Panorama:                   13 films

Tamil Feature
Film Competition:       12 films



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