Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Statewide International Film Festival 2010 between November 8-14

Source: http://www.mybangalore.com/article/1110/statewide-international-film-festival-2010-between-november-8-14.html

The Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy (KCA) is launching its first statewide international film festival this month. This will be on from November 8-14 across Bangalore, Shimoga, Dharwad, Bidar and Mangalore.

The Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy (KCA), in collaboration with the Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI) is launching its first statewide international film festival in November with ambitious plans to expand it to all the districts of Karnataka in the coming years. 

The festival will screen movies like, The Bicycle Thieves, an Italian film directed  by Vittorio de Sica, A butterfly in the wind, a film made in Iran by director Abbas Rafaei, I can't live without you, a film made by Taiwanese director, Leon Dai. Get the entire schedule of all the films at all venues on the KCA website.

Dates and Cities
Bangalore on November 8, Malleswaram, Sucharita Film Society, Yavanika
Bidar on November 9 (4 days, 16 films) 
Dharwad on Nov 10 (4 days, 12 films)
Mangalore on Nov 14 (4 days, 12 films) 
Shimoga on Nov 15 (4 days, 16 films)

Announcing the festival on Wednesday, TS Nagabharana, KCA Chairman;  HN Narahari Rao, FFSI director and artistic director of the new festival and Muddu Mohan, state Director of Information said the festival was designed to promote film culture in the remote areas of the state. The festival, planned with a low budget and entirely on DVD format, will include 100 titles from nearly 20 countries. “Many of the films have seen international releases only in the last two or three years and are being screened for the first time in India,” Narahari Rao said. Many films in Indian language, including Kannada, have been selected for the festival.

Apart from Suchitra in Bangalore (Nov 8 – 14, 28 shows), the screenings are being held at Yavanika (Nov 8 – 14, 28 shows), which is the main venue, Malleswaram Seva Sadan (Nov 9 – 12, 16 shows) and Samprati, Malleswaram (Nov 13-15, 12 shows).

The festival will see two seminars at Yavanika: on Saturday, Nov 13  (3:00 – 5:30 PM),  ’The Challenges and Opportunities of Film Distribution and Exhibition in the Digital Age’  with director Nagathihalli Chandrashekar, distributor ‘MARS’ Suresh and Jyotsna Pattabiraman of Moovie Shoovie and Sunday, Nov 14 (3:00 – 6:00 PM),’Film Criticism Today’ with Narahari Rao, MK Raghavendra and journalist Sadashiva Shenoy, general secretary, Press Club of Bangalore.

Entry is through the delegate passes, priced at Rs 200/- (Student concession: Rs.100, on producing ID).

Buy Passes online: Please visit Moovie Shoovie
KCA : Phone 080-2213 3410
Suchitra: 080-2671 1785

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