Kolkata International Film Festival

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Kolkata International Film Festival
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KIFF LOGO
LocationKolkata, India
Founded1995
AwardsGolden/Silver Royal Bengal Tiger
Websitekff.in

The Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) is an annual film festival held in Kolkata, India. Founded in 1995, it is the second oldest international film festival in India.[citation needed] .The festival is organized by the West Bengal Film Centre under the West Bengal Government.

The Government of West Bengal created Nandan the West Bengal Film Centre in 1985. The centre was inaugurated by Satyajit Ray. From the moment of its foundation the Kolkatan film buffs demanded their own film festival.[citation needed]

In 1995, Nandan organized its first ever independent film festival. Within a couple of years it was recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers' Associations – Paris), the international authority of film festivals.[citation needed]

Time[edit]

Held from 10 to 17 November every year.

Venue[edit]

Sections[edit]

  • Cinema International
  • All Time Greats
  • Retrospective
  • Focus (Region/Country)
  • Tributes
  • Documentary
  • Indian Select
  • Asian Select [1]
  • Children's Screen
  • Special Screening
  • Short (fiction, non-fiction)
  • Homage
  • Discovery

Genres[edit]

  • Children and Youth
  • Feature Films Cinema
  • Short Films
  • Documentaries
  • Telefilms (occasionally)

Terms of Entry[edit]

No restriction regarding length; productions may not be older than two years[citation needed]

Subtitles[edit]

English subtitles necessary

Format[edit]

35mm, 70mm, DVD, HD, Blu-ray, Digibite, DCP [2]

Registration Deadline[edit]

Usually 31 August of every year

Fees[edit]

₹. 500.00 rupees for delegate card[citation needed]

Participants of the Film Industry[edit]

More than 100 producers and festival representatives.

Other Associate Events and their location[edit]

  • Film Market - Festival Campus
  • Academic Sessions - Bangla Academy
  • Face to Face - Film Market Campus
  • Interactive Sessions - Jibanananda Sabhaghar (Bangla Academy Premises)
  • Press conference - Media Centre (Nandan IV)
  • Exhibition - Nandan II Foyer
  • Film Book Bazar - Bangla Academy Campus

Awards ceremonies[edit]

The following is a listing of all Kolkata International Film Awards ceremonies since 1995.

Ceremony Date Best Film Best Director Notes Sources
1st Kolkata International Film Festival 1995
2nd Kolkata International Film Festival 1996
3rd Kolkata International Film Festival 1997
4th Kolkata International Film Festival 1998
5th Kolkata International Film Festival 1999
6th Kolkata International Film Festival 2000
7th Kolkata International Film Festival 2001
8th Kolkata International Film Festival 2002
9th Kolkata International Film Festival 2003
10th Kolkata International Film Festival 2004
11th Kolkata International Film Festival 2005
12th Kolkata International Film Festival 2006
13th Kolkata International Film Festival 20007
14th Dhaka International Film Festival 2008
15th Kolkata International Film Festival 2009
16th Kolkata International Film Festival 2010
17th Kolkata International Film Festival 2011
18th Kolkata International Film Festival 2012 screened 180 films from 6o countries, including India [3]
19th Kolkata International Film Festival 2013 screened 189 films from 63 countries, including India
20th Kolkata International Film Festival 2014
21st Kolkata International Film Festival 2015
22nd Kolkata International Film Festival 2016
23rd Kolkata International Film Festival 2017 Los Perros
Best Indian Language Film-To Let
Kupal Directed by Kazem Mollaie (Jury Award - Special Mention) [4] [5]
24th Kolkata International Film Festival 2018 The Third Wife
Widow of Silence
Abu Bakr Shawky
Arijit Biswas
screened 170 films from 70 countries, including India [6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Categories
  2. ^ TOI Article
  3. ^ "Star-studded opening at film fest". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 9 November 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Mehr News Agency".
  5. ^ "KIFF AWARDS 2017 (RESULTS)". www.kiff.in. www.kiff.in. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  6. ^ "KIFF 2018 winners". KIFF. 6 December 2018.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°34′11″N 88°22′11″E / 22.56972°N 88.36972°E / 22.56972; 88.36972