‘Selected 44 films to be screened during festival’
SRINAGAR: The fourth edition of Kashmir World Film Festival (KWFF) will commence from today at Tagore Hall here.
The seven day film festival has partnered with Zee TV and Zee Cinema to bring ‘world class’ films to the youth of Kashmir and will conclude on 4th December 2018.
Festival director, Mushtaaque Ali Ahmad Khan said: “We received more than hundred entries for the screenings. For the competitive section, we got more than 60 entries and in non-competitive section we received more than 40 entries,” said Khan.
Elaborating further with details, Khan said: “We have selected 11 Kashmiri films, 28 films from rest of the states (of India) and 5 films from the foreign countries will be screened in the festival”. We will be screening selected forty-four films during the festival,” he said. “We intend to make this festival a regular feature in Kashmir in the ages to come,” Khan added.
The festival has been receiving participation of films from different parts of India in English, Bengali, Malayalam, Persian, Gujrati, Marathi, Assamese, Hindi, Urdu, Tibetan, Garhwali, Bangla, Kashmiri languages, while the festival sections include ‘international competition’, ‘national competition’ and ‘Kashmir competition’.
In a statement, Mushtaaque said that the festival was committed to bring the best of the world’s films to Kashmir and to provide a platform to the talented filmmakers of the Valley.
The festival has received films from Assam, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Chandigarh and New Delhi. The festival has also received international entries from Iran, Tunisia, Bangladesh and Tajakistan, read the statement.
The films that will be screened in this festival include Indu Sarkar, Beyond the Clouds, Parmanu, Laila Majnu, Shri 420, Naya Daur, Jagtay Raho, Made in GouGou, Haldaa, The Fear of Silence, The Illusion Seller and others.
Apart from the screenings, several workshops will also be held for aspiring directors, actors, scriptwriters and cinematographers. A bevy of Bollywood celebrities will be attending this edition of the festival. Those who have been ‘locked’ for the festival include Madhur Bhandarkar, Rajit Kapur, Komal Nahta, Rahul Mitra, Vani Tripathi, Raj Bansal, Saahil Saple, Naglesh Bhonsle, Mir Sarwar, Ashok Kaul and others, the statement added.