Atom Egoyan to receive IFFI Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

Atom Egoyan to receive IFFI Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

IFFI 2017 has already garnered a great amount of buzz owing to its stellar announcements that include many firsts. The Festival that is credited with a Grade “A” status by the International Federation of Producers’ Associations (FIAPF) today announced that the festival will be presenting 195 films from over 82 countries of which there will be 10 World Premieres, 10 Asian and International premieres and over 64 Indian premieres as part of the Official programme.

The Festival will open with the much talked about new feature, “Beyond The Clouds” from acclaimed filmmaker MajidMajidi and presented by Namah Pictures and Zee Studios and Close with the World premiere of the Indo Argentinian Co-production “Thinking of Film” directed by Pablo Cesar. It was also announced that while noted actor Shahrukh Khan will grace the opening ceremony of the festival as a special guest, the closing ceremony will be graced by noted actor Salman Khan, this in addition to a galaxy of noted industry professionals, international guests, dignitaries and film celebrities.

The press and delegate screenings that will kick off on the 21st of November will also see the opening of the Indian Panaroma section, with the section being inaugurated by renowned actress Sridevi. The same day will also see the IFFI 2017 Country Focus on Canadabeing celebrated with a grand red carpet opening and amidst the presence of noted Canadian actors and celebrities. The Country focus Canada that has been organized in association with the government of Canada with the collaboration of Telefilm Canada, curated by the Toronto International Film Festival,

The International Competition section of IFFI 2017, which carries a cumulative cash prize of over Rs. 1 Crore(Rupees Ten Million) will showcase 15 of the finest films of this year, competing for the Golden and Silver Peacock awards.  The International Competition jury will be headed by renowned filmmaker Muzaffar Ali, who is joined by his fellow jury members Festival director Maxine Williamson from Australia, Actor-Director Tzahi Grad from Isreal, Russian Cinematographer VladislavOpelyants, Director and Production Designer Roger Christian from the United Kingdom.

This edition of the Festival will also be presenting films from a record number of women filmmakers (Over 30) in addition to a carefully curated section of Restored classics from across the globe, which includes the recently completed restorations of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and Tarkovsky’s Sacrifice among some other notable films.

Among many other firsts at the Festival, IFFI 2017 will present a specially curated section celebrating the most loved spy in films, James Bond. The section will showcase films featuring the various leading actors who have essayed the iconic character, through a package of 9 films. Additionally the Festival will present 4 films from young filmmakers of the Biennale College as a first of it’s kind collaboration with the the Venice International Film Festival. Speaking about the same, Venice International Film Festival Director, Alberto Barbera said “I am particularly grateful to IFFI for the collaboration that gives the Venice Film Festival the opportunity to present four films produced in the frame of the Biennale College Cinema, a projects we are greatly proud of for the results obtained in supporting young filmmakers from all over the world.  I am sure that the audience of the prestigious IFFI will appreciate the quality of these micro-budget films, and combined efforts of our two institutions to offer them a larger visibility. I wish that we will be able to continue our collaboration, which is based on shared feelings of love for good cinema and passion for young talented film directors”.

The 2017 edition of the Festival will also host a Mixed Reality Sidebar featuring Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality activities in addition to a series of Master Classes and Panel Discussions featuring the who’s who of the entertainment industry, including noted filmmakers Atom Egoyam, ShekharKapur, NiteshTiwari and Farah Khan, as well as Oscar winning sound designer Craig Mann.

IFFI 2017 will present the coveted Indian film personality of the year award on acclaimed actor Amitabh Bachcchan and the Lifetime Achievement award to celebrated Canadian director Atom Egoyan.

A detailed programme of IFFI 2017 is below:

PROGRAMME 2017

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:  Atom Egoyan

INDIAN FILM PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: Shri. Amitabh Bachchan

OPENING FILM

Beyond The Clouds

Dir.: MajidMajidi

(India / 2017/ 120/ DCP)

Festival Participation and awards: TIFF 2017, Busan 2017

Premiere Status: South Asia Premiere

CLOSING FILM

Thinking Of Him

Dir.: Pablo Cesar

(India/Argentina / 2017 /  / DCP)

Premiere Status: World Premiere

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Ana, mon amour

Dir.: Cãlin Peter Netzer

(Romania-Germany-France / 2017 / 125 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards: Berlin International Film Festival (Outstanding Artistic Contribution), Cartagena Film Festival , Jerusalem Film Festival

  Premiere Status: India Premiere

BPM (120 battements par minute)

Dir.: Robin Campillo

(France / 2017 / 144 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards:  Cannes film Festival, Won the Grand Prix at Cannes, Nominated for Palme d’Or at Cannes, Country submission for the Best Foreign language film for the Oscars

Premiere Status: India Premiere

Angels Wear White

Dir.: Vivian Qu

(China / 2017 / 107 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards:  Official Competition in Venice Film Festival and  BFI London Film Festival

Premiere Status: India Premiere

Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle)

Dir.: Michaël R. Roskam

(Belgium-Netherlands-France / 2017 / 130 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards:  TIFF 2017, Country submission for the Best Foreign language film for the Oscars

Premiere Status: India Premiere

Dark Skull (Viejo Calavera)

Dir.: Kiro Russo

(Bolivia-Qatar / 2017 / 80 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards:  Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (International Competition),Cartagena Film Festival (Best Film – MejorPelícula), Indie Lisboa International Independent Film Festival(International Competition), Locarno International Film Festival (Special Mention – Filmmakers of the Present), Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Best Latin American Film), RiverRun International Film Festival (Best Cinematography)

Premiere Status: India Premiere

Freedom (Freiheit)

Dir.: Jan Speckenbach

(Germany-Slovakia / 2017 / 100 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards: Official Competition in Locarno International Film Festival & Sao Paulo Film Festival

Premiere Status: India Premiere

The Great Buddha +

Dir.: Huang Hsin-Yao

(Taiwan / 2017 / 102/ DCP)

Festival Participation and awards: TIFF 2017 (NETPAC Award), Taipei International Film festival (Audience award) and Golden Horse Film Festival (10 Nominations – Awards to be held)

Premiere Status: India Premiere

Blank 13

Dir.: Takumi Saito

(Japan / 2017 / 70 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards:  Shanghai International Film Festival (Best Director)

Premiere Status: India Premiere

Marionette

Dir.: Lee Han-Uk

(South Korea / 2017 / DCP)

Premiere Status: India Premiere

Still Night Still Light (MesNuitFeront Echo)

Dir.: Sophie Goyette

(Canada-China-Mexico / 2017 / 98 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards:  Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Valladoid Film Festival

Premiere Status: India Premiere

Shuttle Life (Fen BeiRen Sheng)

Dir.: Tan SengKiat

(Malaysia / 2017 / 91 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards:  Shanghai International Film Festival (Asia New Talent Award), Malaysian Film Festival (Special Jury Award), Golden Horse Film festival

Premiere Status: India Premiere

A Man of Integrity (Lerd)

Dir.: Mohammad Rasoulof

(Iran / 2017 / 117 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards:  Cannes 2017, Chicago IFF, Jerusalem IFF, Hamburg IFF, Golden Apricot IFF, Won Un Certain Regard at Cannes, Siver Hugo Best Screenplay at Chicago IFF and the FIPRESCI Prize.

Premiere Status: India Premiere

KachchaLimbu

Dir.: Prasad Oak

(India-Marathi / 2017 / 110 / DCP)

Take Off

Dir.: Mahesh Narayan

(India-Malayalam / 2017 / 139 / DCP)

 

Village Rockstars

Dir.: Rima Das

(India-Assamese / 2017 / 87 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards:  TIFF 2017, Mumbai Film Festival – Best Film, San Sebastian Film Festival

FILMS NOMINATED FOR THE AWARD FOR – THE BEST DEBUT FILM OF A DIRECTOR

Dark Skull (Viejo Calavera)

Dir.: Kiro Russo

(Bolivia-Qatar / 2017 / 80 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards:  Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (International Competition),Cartagena Film Festival (Best Film – MejorPelícula), Indie Lisboa International Independent Film Festival(International Competition), Locarno International Film Festival (Special Mention – Filmmakers of the Present), Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Best Latin American Film), RiverRun International Film Festival (Best Cinematography)

Premiere Status: India Premiere

The Great Buddha +

Dir.: Huang Hsin-Yao

(Taiwan / 2017 / 102/ DCP)

Festival Participation and awards: TIFF 2017 (NETPAC Award), Taipei International Film festival (Audience award) and Golden Horse Film Festival (10 Nominations – Awards to be held)

Premiere Status: India Premiere

Still Night Still Light (MesNuitFeront Echo)

Dir.: Sophie Goyette

(Canada-China-Mexico / 2017 / 98 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards:  Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Valladoid Film Festival

Premiere Status: India Premiere

Shuttle Life (Fen BeiRen Sheng)

Dir.: Tan SengKiat

(Malaysia / 2017 / 91 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards:  Shanghai International Film Festival (Asia New Talent Award), Malaysian Film Festival (Special Jury Award), Golden Horse Film festival

Premiere Status: India Premiere

Take Off

Dir.: Mahesh Narayan

(India-Malayalam / 2017 / 139 / DCP)

 

Blank 13

Dir.: Takumi Saito

(Japan / 2017 / 70 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards:  Shanghai International Film Festival (Best Director)

Premiere Status: India Premiere

KachchaLimbu

Dir.: Prasad Oak

(India-Marathi / 2017 / 110 / DCP)

FILMS NOMINATED FOR THE AWARD – ICFT UNESCO GANDHI MEDAL

Amok

Dir.: KasiaAdamik

(Poland / 2017 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards:  Polish Film Festival (Competition)

Premiere Status: India Premiere

The Last Painting

Dir.: Chen Hung-I

(Taiwan / 2017/ DCP)

Festival Participation and awards:  Nominated for Best Narrative Feature at Taipei Film Festival

Khibula

Dir.: George Ovashvili

(Georgia-France-Germany / 2017 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards:  Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Premiere Status:  Asian Premiere

Women of the Weeping River

Dir.: SheronDayoc

(Philippines / 2016  / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards:  GawadUrian Awards (Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Supporting Actress , Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing), QCinema International Film Festival(Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor), Young Critics Circle, Philippines (Best Film, Best Performance by Male or Female, Adult or Child, Individual or Ensemble in Leading or Supporting Role, Achievement in Film Editing)

Premiere Status:  Indian Premiere

Take Off

Dir: Mahesh Narayanan

(India/2017/ DCP)

 

Railway Children

Dir: PrithviKonanur

(India/2017 / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards:  5 State awards, National Film Award, APSA nomination and Jury Special Mention at Asian Film Festival in Barcelona

 

Poorna

Dir: Rahul Bose

(India/2017 / DCP)

Manusangada

Dir: Amshan Kumar

(India/2017 / DCP)

 

Kshitij A Horizon

Dir: ManoujKadaamh

(India/2017 / DCP)

Premiere Status:  World Premiere

INDIAN PANAROMA 2017 – FEATURE FILMS

Title of Film Language Director
Pihu [Asian Premiere] Hindi VinodKapari
Kshitij A Horizon [World Premiere] Marathi ManoujKadaamh
KachchaLimbu Marathi Prasad Oak
Manusangada Tamil Amshan Kumar
Muramba Marathi VarunNarvekar
Railway Children Kannada PrithviKonanur
Juze Konkani MiranshaNaik
Newton Hindi AmitMasurkar
Pimpal [World Premiere] Marathi GajendraAhire
Village Rockstars Assamese Rima Das
MazaBhirbhira [World Premiere] Marathi YogeshSoman&VivekWagh
MaacherJhol Bengali Pratim D. Gupta
Bisorjon Bengali KaushikGanguly
Take Off Malayalam Mahesh Narayanan
Redu [World Premiere] Marathi SagarChhayaVanjari
Rukh Hindi Atanu Mukherjee
KadviHawa Hindi NilaMadhab Panda
Idak Marathi Deepak Gawade
XhoixoboteDhemalite [Asian Premiere] Assamese BidyutKotokay
Khyanikaa Oriya Amartya Bhattacharya
Kaasav (Best Feature – 64th NFA) Marathi SumitraBhave& Sunil Sukthankar
Jolly LLB 2 Hindi SubhashKapoor
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Telugu S Rajamouli
Ventilator Marathi Rajesh Mapuskar
Poorna Hindi Rahul Bose
Meghnad Bodh Rahasya Bengali AnikDatta

INDIAN PANAROMA 2017 – NON-FEATURE FILMs

 

Title of Film Language Director
Aaba Apatani Amar Kaushik
Dugga Bengali Chandrasish Ray
Our Grandparents Home Bengali SupriyoSen
Palash Bengali VaibhavHiwase
A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings English Prateek Vats
The Waterfall English Lipika Singh Darai
AmmaMeri Haryanvi Tarun Jain
PushkarPuran Hindi Kamal Swaroop
Name|Place|Animal|Thing Hindi Nithin R
Chutney Hindi JyotiKapur Das
8½ Intercuts- Life And Films Of KG George Malayalam Lijin Jose
Gi [World Premiere] Malayalam Kunjila (Akhila Henry)
Baluta Marathi Ajay Kurane
Khidkee [World Premiere] Marathi RohanParshuramKanawade
Epil [World Premiere] Santali R K Soren
Fireflies in the Abyss  (64th NFA – Best Non Feature) English Chandrasekhar Reddy

 

CINEMA OF THE WORLD

Spoor (Pokot)

Dir.: Agnieszka Holland, KasiaAdamik

(Poland-Germany-Czech Republic-Sweden-Slovakia / 2017 / 128′ / DCP)

Festival Participation and awards:  Silver Berlin Bear at the Berlinale, Best Director -Polish FF

 

Shelter

Dir.: EranRiklis

(Germany-Israel-France / 2017 / 93′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Haifa Intl film festival

Premiere Status: Asian Premiere

 

Candelaria

Dir.: Jhonny Hendrix

(Colombia-Germany-Norway-Argentina-Cuba / 2017 / 87′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Venice Days, Venice International Film Festival

Premiere Status: Asian Premiere

 

Daybreak (DitaZe Fill)

Dir.: Gentian Koci

(Albania-Greece / 2017 / 85′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Sarajevo Film Festival 2017, Country Submission for the Oscars

Premiere Status: Indian Premiere

 

Until the Birds Return (En attendant les hirondelles)

Dir.: Karim Moussaoui

(Algeria-France / 2017 / 113′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Cannes Film Festival 2017

Premiere Status: Indian Premiere

 

A Sort of Family (Unaespecie de familia)

Dir.: Diego Lerman

(Argentina-Brazil-France-Poland-Germany-Denmark / 2017 / 95′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: San Senastian IFF, Chicago IFF

 

Sweet Country

Dir.: Warwick Thornton

(Australia / 2017 / 113′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Tokyo IFF, Adelaide IFF, TIFF 2017,

Pomegranate Orchard

Dir.: Ilgar Najaf

(Azerbaijan / 2017 / 90′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Karlovy Vary 2017, Eurasia IFF

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Insyriated

Dir.: Philippe Van Leeuw

(Belgium-France-Lebanon / 2017 / 85′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Stockholm Film Festival, Tokyo IFF 2017, Berlinale (lABELeUROPEAN cinema Winner), Melbourne IFF, CPH PIX (Audience Choice)

Premiere Status: Indian Premiere

 

Madame (Hyde)

Dir.: Serge Bozon

(Belgium-France / 2017 / 95′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Locarno Film Festival – Best Actress

Premiere Status: Indian Premiere

 

Let the Sun Shine In (Un beau soleilintérieur)

Dir.: Claire Denis

(Belgium-France / 2017 / 94′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: SACD Prize – Directors Fortnight, Cannes

 

Montparnasse Bienvenue (Jeune femme)

Dir.: LéonorSerraille

(Belgium-France / 2017 / 97′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Cannes 2017 – Golden Camera, CPH PIX, Haifa Intl Film Festival

 

Felicite (Félicité)

Dir.: Alain Gomis

(Belgium-Senegal-Germany-Lebanon-France / 2017 / 129′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Berlinale – Silver Bear, Istanbul FF – FACE award, Sydney Film Festival

 

Men Don’t Cry (Muskarci ne placu)

Dir.: AlenDrljevic

(Bosnia and Herzegovina-Slovenia-Germany-Croatia / 2017 / 98′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Zagreb Film Festival

Premiere Status: Indian Premiere

 

Elon Doesn’t Believe in Death (ElonNãoAcreditanaMorte)

Dir.: Ricardo Alves Jr.

(Brazil / 2017 / 75′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: IFFR – Bright Future Award

Premiere Status: Indian Premiere

 

3/4 (Three Quarters)

Dir.: IlianMetev

(Bulgaria-Germany / 2017 / 82′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Won Golden Leopard [Filmmakers of the Present] at the Locarno International Film Festival

Premiere Status: Indian Premiere

 

Union Leader

Dir.: Sanjay Patel

(Canada-India / 2017 / 120′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Vancouver IFF

Premiere Status: Asian Premiere

 

A Fantastic Women (UnaMujerFantástica)

Dir.: SebastiánLelio (Chile-Germany-Spain-USA / 2017 / 104′ / DCP)

Festivals and Award: Berlinale 2017 (Competition), won the Silver Bear for Best Script

 

Scary Mother (SashishiDeda)

Dir.: Ana Urushadze

(Estonia-Germany / 2017 / 107′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Sarajevo Film Festival, Chicago IFF, Singapore IFF

 

Euthanizer (Armomurhaaja)

Dir.: Teemu Nikki

(Finland / 2017 / 85′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: TIFF, Fantastic Film Festival

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

The Other Side of Hope (Toivontuollapuolen)

Dir.: Aki Kaurismaki

(Finland-Germany / 2017 / 100′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: New Zealand Film Festival, TIFF, Berlinale – Silver Bear, San Sebastian Film Festival – FIPRESCI Film of the Year, Sydney Film Festival

 

The House by the Sea (La villa)

Dir.: Robert Guédiguian

(France / 2017 / 107′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Venice, TIFF, San Sebastian Film Festival

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Bloody Milk (Petit paysan)

Dir.: Hubert Charuel

(France / 2017 / 90′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Cannes Critics Week, Jerusalem Film Festival, Philadelphia FF

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

M

Dir.: Sarah Forestier

(France / 2017 / 100′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Venice FF

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

The Midwife (Sage femme)

Dir.: Martin Provost

(France / 2017 / 117′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: SIFF, Newzeland FF, Edinburgh Film Festival

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

A Gentle Creature (Krotkaya)

Dir.: Sergei Loznitsa

(France / 2017 / 143′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Cannes 2017 (Competition) , Munich Film Festival

 

Redoubtable (Le Redoutable)

Dir.; Michel Hazanavicius

(France-Myanmar / 2017 / 107′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards:  TIFF 2017, Cannes 2017, London Film Festival

 

Hostages

Dir.: RezoGigineishvili

(Georgia-Russia-Poland / 2017 / 103′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Edinburgh Film Festival, Haifa FF, Sarajevo FF

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Western

Dir.: ValeskaGrisebach

(Germany-Bulgaria-Austria / 2017 / 119′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Cannes 2017, TIFF, Mar Del Planta FF, Blue Angel Award, Special Mention – Golden Apricot FF

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

The Young Karl Marx (Le jeune Karl Marx)

Dir.: Raoul Peck

(Germany-France-Belgium / 2017 / 118′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Berlinale, Founders Prize – Traverse City Film Festival

 

The Cakemaker

Dir.: Ofir Raul Graizer

(Germany-Israel / 2017 / 104′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Adelaide Film Festival, Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Love Me Not

Dir.: AlexandrosAvranas

(Greece-France / 2017 / 99′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: San Sebastian Film Festival, Zagreb Film Festival

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Park (Parkas)

Dir.: Sofia Exarhou

(Greece-Poland / 2017 / 100′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Athens IFF – Best Actor, Best debut director, Geneva IFF – Special Mention, San Sebastian FF – New Directors Award, TIFF

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

On Body and Soul (Teströléslélekröl)

Dir.: IldikóEnyedi

(Hungary / 2017 / 116′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Berlinale, TIFF, San Sebastian

 

High Noon Story (Majaraynimroz)

Dir.: Mohammad HosseinMahdavian

(Iran / 2017 / 111′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Fajr Film Festival

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

No Date No Sign (BedooneTarikh, BedooneEmza)

Dir.: VahidJalilvand

(Iran / 2017 / 100′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Fajr Film Festival (3 wins and 8 nominations)

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Disappearance

Dir.: Ali Asgari

(Iran-Qatar / 2017 / 88′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Venice IFF, Toronto IFF- Discovery

Premiere Status: India Premiere

The Journey (Al Rahal)

Dir.: Mohamed Jabarah Al-Daradji

(Iraq-UK-Qatar-Netherlands / 2017 / ??’ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: TIFF 2017

 

The Breadwinner

Dir.: Nora Twomey

(Ireland-Canada-Luxembourg / 2017 / 94′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: TIFF 2017, London Film Festival

Premiere Status: Asia Premiere

 

Scaffolding

Dir.: MatanYair

(Israel-Poland / 2017 / 95′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Best Cinematography – Honorable Mention, Best Israeli Feature, Best Actor at Jerusalem IFF

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Children of the Night (I Figli Della Notte)

Dir.: Andrea De Sica

(Italy-Belgium / 2017 / 85′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film (BIFFF) , Gallio Film Festival,Ischia Global Film & Music Festival, Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists , Torino Film Festival, Ortigia Film Festival

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

A Ciambra

Dir.: Jonas Carpignano

(Italy-Brazil-Germany-France-USA-Sweden / 2017 / 120′ / DCP)

Festivals and Award: Cannes 2017, Munich International Film Festival, Stockholm International Film Festival, Won the Label Europa Cinemas

Premiere Status: India Premiere

Her Love Boils Bathwater (Yu wowakasuhodo no atsuiai)

Dir.: Ryôta Nakano

(Japan / 2016 / 125′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Country submission for the Oscars

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Close-Knit (Kareragahonki de amutokiwa)

Dir.: Naoko Ogigami

(Japan / 2017 / 127′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Raindance FF, Brussels IFF

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

The Third Murder (Sandome no Satsujin)

Dir.: HirokazuKore-eda

(Japan / 2017 / 124′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: San Sebastian Film Festival, Venice IFF

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Birds Without Names (KanojoGaSono Na WoShiranaiToritachi)

Dir.: Kazuya Shiraishi

(Japan / 2017 / 123′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Rome IFF, TIFF 2017

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Radiance (Hikari)

Dir.: Naomi Kawase

(Japan-France / 2017 / 101′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Cannes 2017, Tokyo IFF

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Unwanted (T’padashtun Kosovo)

Dir.: EdonRizvanolli

(Netherlands / 2017 / 85′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Netherlands FF, Karlovy Vary FF,

Premiere Status: Asian Premiere

 

Frost

Dir.: SharunasBartas

(Lithuania-France-Ukraine-Poland / 2017 / 132′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Cannes 2017

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Barrage

Dir.: Laura Schroeder

(Luxembourg-Belgium-France / 2017 / 112′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Raindance FF, Chicago IFF

 

Secret Ingredient

Dir.: GjorceStavreski

(Marcedonia-Greece / 2017 / 104′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Thessaloniki FF

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

I Dream in Another Language (Sueño en otroidioma)

Dir.: Ernesto Contreras

(Mexico-Netherlands / 2017 / 103′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Sundance – Global filmmaking award Audience award, Oslo FF – Jury prize, Florida FF – Audience award

Premiere Status: India Premiere

Razzia

Dir.: Nabil Ayouch

(Morocco-Belgium-France / 2017 / 119′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: TIFF 2017, DIFF

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Wajib

Dir.: Annemarie Jacir

(Palestine-France / 2017 / 96′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: London FF, Locarno FF, TIFF 2017

 

The Reconciliation (Zgoda)

Dir.: MaciejSobieszczanski

(Poland / 2017 / 87′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: TPFF, Gdynia Film Festival, Montreal FF

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Closeness (Tesnota)

Dir.: KantemirBalagov

(Russia / 2017 / 118′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Cannes 2017

 

Loveless (Nelyubov)

Dir.: AndreyZvyagintsev

(Russia-France / 2017 / 127′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: TIFF 2017, New Zealand FF, Calgary FF, London FF, MIFF

 

Requiem for Mrs. J (Rekvijemzagospodju J)

Dir.: BojanVuletic

(Serbia-Bulgaria-Republic of Macedonia-Russia-France / 2017 / 93′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Berlinale, Karloyvy Vary FF

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Pop Aye

Dir.: Kirsten Tan

(Singapore-Thailand / 2017 / 104′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Country Oscar Submission, IFFR – Big Screen Award, Sundance Film Festival – Screenwriting Award, Sydney FF

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

The Wound (Inxeba)

Dir.: John Trengove

(South Africa-Germany-Netherlands-France / 2017 / 88′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Berlinale, Durban Film Festival – Jury Prize, MAMI – International Competition winner, Taipei – New Talent award Grand Prize

 

Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993)

Dir.: Carla Simón

(Spain / 2017 / 97′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Berlinale, New Zealand FF, AFI Fest, CPH PIX, London FF – Sutherland Award, MAMI – International Competition winner

 

The Nile Hilton Incident

Dir.: TarikSaleh

(Sweden-Denmark-Germany-France / 2017 / 106′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Sundance FF – Grand Jury Prize, Valladolid FF – Golden Spike

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

The Square

Dir.: Ruben Ostlund

(Sweden-Denmark-Germany-France / 2017 / 142′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Cannes 2017, Adelaide FF, Country Submission for the Oscars

 

Zer

Dir.: Kazim Oz

(Turkey-Germany-USA / 2017 / 113′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Haifa IFF, Istanbul IFF

Premiere Status: Asian Premiere

 

The Party

Dir.: Sally Potter

(UK / 2017 / 71′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: London FF, Adelaide FF, Calgary FF

 

Final Portrait

Dir.: Stanley Tucci

(UK / 2017 / 90′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: British Independent Film Awards

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

The Boy with the Top Knot

Dir.: Lynsey Miller

(UK / 2017 / DCP)

Premiere Status: International Premiere

 

Black Level (Riven chornoho)

Dir.: ValentynVasyanovych

(Ukraine / 2017 / 91′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Odessa Intl FF

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Life Beyond Me (Une Vie Ailleurs)

Dir.: OliviewPeyon

(Uruguay-France / 2017 / 96′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards:  Haifa IFF

Premiere Status: Asian Premiere

 

The Strange Ones

Dir.: Christopher Radcliff, Lauren Wolkstein

(USA / 2017 / 81′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Sundance FF

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Wonderstruck

Dir.: Todd Haynes

(USA / 2017 / 117′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Gent FF, Adelaide FF, VIFF

 

Mother!

Dir.: Darren Aronofsky

(USA / 2017 / 121′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: MAMI, Venice IFF

 

Uma

Dir.: Alain Maiki

(Venezuela / 2017 / ‘ / DCP)

Premiere Status: Asian Premiere

 

El Inca

Dir.: Ignacio Castillo Cottin

(Venezuela / 2016 / 128′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Audience Prize – Venezuela FF, Country Submission for the Oscars

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Father and Son (Cha cõng con)

Dir.: Dung LuongDinh

(Vietnam / 2017 / 90′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: ARIZONA IFF,  ASEAN FF

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

9 Fingers (9 doigts)

Dir.: F.J. Ossang

(Portugal-France / 2017 / 99′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Locarno International Film Festival – Best Director

 

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

Dir.: Mouly Surya

(Indonesia / 2017 / 90′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards:  Cannes 2017, Singapore IFF

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

In Blue

Dir.: Jaap Van Heusden

(Netherlands-Germany / 2017 / 102′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Austin Film Fest – Won

Premiere Status: Asian Premiere

 

No Bed of Roses

Dir.: MostofaSarwarFarooki

(Bangladesh-India / 2017 / 85′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Won – Moscow IFF, Shanghai IFF

 

Breath (Nafas)

Dir.: NargesAbyer

(Iran / 2017 / 112′ / DCP)

Festivals and Awards: Crystal Simorgh at the Fajr FF, Best Director – POFF

 

Murder on the Orient Express

Dir.: Kenneth Branagh

(USA / 2017  / DCP)

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Once Upon a Time (Zhili-byli)

Dir.: Eduard Parri

(Russia / 2017 / 90′ / DCP)

Premiere Status: International Premiere

RESTORED CLASSICS

  1. HE OLD DARK HOUSE

Dir: JAMES WHALE

(USA/72min/1932)

 

  1. LAVOR OF GREEN TEA OVER RICE (OCHAZUKE NO AJI)

Dir: YASUJIRŌ OZU

(Japan/115min/1952)

 

  1. WO OR THREE THINGS I KNOW ABOUT HER (DEUX OU TROIS CHOSES QUE JE SAIS D’ELLE )

Dir: JEAN-LUC GODARD

(France/87min/1967)

 

  1. EAUTY OF THE DAY/BELLE DE JOUR

Dir: LUIS BUNUEL

(France|Italy/100min/1967)

 

  1. HE LODGER

Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

(UK/68min/1927)

 

  1. ETROPOLIS

Dir: Fritz Lang

(Germany/153min/1927)

 

  1. ACRIFICE/Offret

Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky

(Sweden|UK|France/149min/1986)

 

  1. HANDHAR

Dir: MrinalSen

(India/106min/1984)

 

JAMES BOND RETROSPECTIVE

Dr. No (1962)

Dir.: Terence Young

 

Goldfinger(1964)

Dir: Guy Hamilton

 

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

Dir.: Peter Hunt

 

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Dir.: Lewis Gilbert

 

Octopussy(1983)

Dir: John Glen

 

License to Kill (1989)

Dir.: John Glen

 

Golden Eye (1995)

Dir.: Martin Campbell

 

The World is not enough (1999)

Dir.:  Michel Apted

 

Skyfall(2012)

Dir.: Sam Mendes

 

BRICS FILM FESTIVAL – AWARD WINNING FILMS

* All of the below films are award winning films at the BRICS Film Festival

Panfilov’s 28

Dir: Kim Druzhinin/AndreyShalopa

 

Ayanda

Dir: Sara Blecher

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

The Second Mother

Dir: Anna Muylaert

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Nise: the Heart of Madness

Dir: Roberto Berliner

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Where has the time gone?

Dir: Jia Zhang-ke |Walter Sellas| Alexey Fedorchenko| MadhurBhandarkar|JahmilQubeka

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Soulmate

Dir: Kwok Cheung Tsang/China|Hong Kong/110min/2016

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Turtle/Kaasav

Dir: SumitraBhave|SunilSukhthankat/India/105’/2016

 

COUNTRY FOCUS: CANADA

The Stairs

Dir.: Hugh Gibson

Festivals and Awards: TIFF 2016, Best Canadian Film – Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Old Stone

Dir.: Johnny Ma

Festivals and Awards: Busan 2016, HKIFF 2016, Stockholm IFF 2016 [Best Director, Best Screenplay], TIFF 2016 – Best Canadian First Feature

 

Closet Monster

Dir.: Stephen Dunn

Festivals and Awards: TIFF 2015,

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Les Affames

Dir.: Robin Aubert

Festivals and Awards: TIFF 2017

Premiere Status: Asia Premiere

 

Don’t Talk to Irene

Dir.: Pat Mills

Festivals and Awards: TIFF 2017

Premiere Status: International Premiere

 

Allure

Dir.: Carlos Sanchez, Jason Sanchez

Festivals and Awards: TIFF 2017

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Eye On Juliet

Dir.: Kim Nguyen

Festivals and Awards: Venice Film Festival, TIFF 2017

Premiere Status: Asia Premiere

 

Meditation Park

Dir.: Mina Shum

Festivals and Awards: TIFF 2017

Premiere Status: Asia Premiere

 

ATOM EGOYAN RETROSPECTIVE

 

Exotica

 

  1. The Sweet Hereafter

 

  1. Remember

 

BIENNALE COLLEGE CINEMA FILMS

 

Orecchie

Dir.:Alessandro Aronadio

Festivals and Awards: BIFEST, CPH PIX, Venice film festival – NuovoImaie award, FEDIC award

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

La Soledad

Dir.:Jorge Thielen Armand

Festivals and Awards: Durban Film Festival – Best Screenplay, Miami Film Festival

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

Mukti Bhawan

Dir.: ShubhashishBhutiani

Festivals and Awards: National Film Award, DIFF, UNESCO Gandhi Medal at the Venice International Film Festival and is also the recipient of the Asia Cinema Fund by BIFF 2016

 

Una Hermana

Dir.: Sofia Brockenshire and VerenaKuri

Premiere Status: India Premiere

 

HOMAGE SCREENINGS

ArdhSatya   (Om Puri)

Dir.: GovindNihalani/ India-Hindi-Marathi / 1983 / 130′

 

ChameliMemsaab      (Abdul Majid)

Dir.: Abdul Majid/ India-Assamese / 1975 / 144′

 

Achanak      (VinodKhanna)

Dir.: Gulzar /India-Hindi / 1973 / 96′

 

Ocean of an Old Man  (Tom Alter)

Dir.: Rajesh Shera India-Hindi-Bengali-English / 2008 / 80′

 

Savalee    (ReemaLagoo)

Dir.: RajendraTalak/ India-Marathi / 2007

 

AyirathilOruvan  (Jayalalitha)

Dir.: B. RamakrishnaiahPanthulu/ India-Tamil / 1965 / 174′

 

JaaneBhi Do Yaaro  (Kundan Shah)

Dir.: Kundan Shah/ India-Hindi / 1983 / 132′

 

OseyRamulamma (DasariNarayanaRao)

Dir.: NarayanaRaoDasari / India-Telugu / 1997 / 158′

 

Nagarik   (RamanandSengupta)

Dir.: RitwikGhatak /India-Bengali / 1952 / 127’

 

ACCESSIBLE INDIA FILMS 

Hindi Medium

Secret Superstar

 

MASTER CLASSES

ShekharKapur

Craig Mann

MukkeshChhabra

Piyush Gupta, Nikhil Mehrotra and NiteshTiwari

Anand Gandhi

Atom Egoyan

 

PANEL DISCUSSIONS *

The Power of Story Telling: Creating New Groups for Communities Online and Offline

Moderator: Samir Saran, VP, ORF

Panelists: NishikantKamat, Raja Krishna Menon, Anna Louie Sussman

 

Children’s Cinema In India

Moderator: Parsoon Joshi

Panelists: AnuragBasu, NiteshTiwari, Rajiv Chilaka

 

Literary Inspirations: Cinema and the Written Word

Moderator: VaniTripathiTikoo

Panelists: Amish Tripathi, Yatrindra Mishra, Parsoon Joshi

 

The World of Tagore

Moderator: VaniTripathiTikoo

Panelists: Shoma A. Chatterji, Pablo Cesar, AnuragBasu

 

Digital Space: The Future

Moderator: Bharatbala

Panelists: ShekharKapur, Vijay Subramaniam, NachiketPantvaidya, Sameer Nair, Karan Anshuman

 

How to make your next film

Moderator: Anupama Chopra

Panelists: Siddharth Roy Kapur, EktaKapoor, Karan Johar, RiteshSidhwani, Vijay Singh, SajidNadiadwala, KalaipulliThanu

 

Young Filmmakers of India

Moderator: NageshKukunoor

Panelists: AshwinyIyerTiwari, R.S.Prasanna, Shiboprasad Mukherjee, BhaskarHazarika, KarthikSubbaraj, Pawan Kumar

 

MIXED REALITY SIDE BAR – Master Classes and Panels *

Masterclass: Brian Chirls on Web VR

Augmenting Reality: Augmented Reality Meets Documentary

Brave New Worlds: VR Meets Fiction

Indian VR: Where are we now? Where are we headed?

*Additional panelists on Panel Discussions to be included and are in the process of being confirmed

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