Pune, January, 03, 2017: Films shortlisted for various competition sections at the Pune International Film Festival were announced by Dr.Jabbar Patel, the Festival Director of Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) during a Press Conference held in the city today. Abhijeet Ranadive, Creative Head & Selection Committee Member, Shrirang Godbole, Co-ordinator, PIFF Bazaar and Megharaj Rajebhosale, Chairman, akhil Bharatiy Chitrapat Mahamandal were also present at the occasion. The 15th Edition of Pune International Film Festival will take place in Pune between January 12th and 19th and film buffs eagerly wait for the names of these films.
Films shortlisted for the WORLD COMPETITION and STUDENT LIVE ACTION AND STUDENT ANIMATION SECTION were announced today.
· The World Competition with 14 Films from across the globe includes one from India – ‘Lady of the Lake’ directed by HaobamPaban Kumar.
· Of 13 Films in the Live Action Section of the Student Competition has as many as 4 films from India of which 2 are made by the students of FTII and 2 by the students of Whistling Woods International.
· The Student Competition Section for Animated films has 16 films with 1 Film – ‘Tumling Street’ made by Saint Xavier’s College, India has bagged the place in this section.
Continuing the tradition of roping in Global Cinema Experts as the Jury, this year’s jury at PIFF includes Aparna Sen (India), Prof Jerzy Stuhr (Poland), Goran Paskaljevic (Serbia), Jorge Arriagada (Chile), Jens Fischer (Sweden), GowriRamnarayan (India), Bennet Rathnayake (Sri Lanka) and NargesAbyer (Iran).
Commenting on the films shortlisted this year in various sections of PIFF Dr. Patel said, “This year we received more than 1,100 entries for all the competitions at PIFF from over 95 countries. This year we bring a selection of 225+ select movies for the festival. We have 2 sections dedicated for our theme this year – Environment”.
This year as well there would be multiple Films that will have premier at PIFF. The film ‘First Born’ from Chile will have its international premier at PIFF. In addition three International films including Where go old (Brazil/Portugal) , Louise by the shore (France), Little Mountain Boy (Switzerland) will have India Premier at PIFF. Devbhoomi directed by Goran Paskaljevic will also be shown to the audiences for the first time.
Commenting on the content of PIFF Bazar Shrirang Godbole said, ‘’After the overwhelming response to the PIFF Bazar last year we are coming with much better and bigger PIFF Bazar this year in terms of rich content. This year the pavilion at PIFF Bazar shall be named after Dadasaheb Phalake. The PIFF Bazar will have a lot of activities like workshops, seminars, discussions for aspiring writers, producers and directors. These activities will be free. However, pre registration is a must and can be done online on www.imepl.net/pbworkshop
Films shortlisted for World Cinema
Films shortlisted for Student section (Live action)
Films shortlisted for Student Section (Animation)
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