Chennai,Dec 6 (): Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) organized by Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation (ICAF) since the year 2003 is all set to roll out the grand 11th edition of CIFF bigger and better in Chennai from 12-19 December,2013.
Over 8000 passionate film buffs across India and the Globe will enjoy this 8-day festival.
Hon’ble Minister of Information of Government of Tamil Nadu, Padmasri Sh. Kamal Haasan, Mr. Amir Khan, Government Officials, representatives from Film Industry Associations and sponsors are to grace the festival’s opening function.
Mr. Mohanlal, Jury of Tamil feature film competition will grace the festival’s closing functions. Both opening and closing functions will be held in Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall in the city.
The festival screenings will be held in eight screens in five venues namely Woodland Theatre Complex (2 screens), Inox Screens (2 screens), Abirami Mega Mall (2 Screens), Rani Seethai Hall and Casino Theatre.
The festival functions will witness strong active participation from the film fraternity, corporate houses, Consulates/Embassies, prominent Chennaites, press/ media, student volunteers and a large number of movie buffs.
12 Tamil feature films will compete for the CIFF Award for Best Film (Director & Producer), Second Best Film (Director & Producer) & the Special Jury Award.
List of Films for Tamil Film Competition
1. Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer
2. Aaru Mezhugu Vathhigal
8. Mundru Per Mundru Kaadhal
10. Ponmaalai Pozhudhu
11. Soodhu Kavvum
12. Thanga Meengal
The Jury Members for the Tamil feature film competition are Sh RV Udayakumar, Producer/Director will head the jury, Actor, Director Smt. Sripriya – member of the Jury, prominent writer Shri. S. Ramakrishnan – member of the Jury.
Amitabh Bachchan award for the “Youth Icon of the Year” is a new award instituted this year.
Film Buff award in special appreciation for one passionate movie buff attending the festival and participating in the online contest with maximum entries is given for the fourth consecutive year.
Chennai Film Forum Discussions two in Tamil at Rani Seethai Hall and one in English at Woodlands Complex with the participation of film professionals/ Press and registered delegates.
Flash Mob Dances, Zumba by the Beach, Dance and Music performances during the opening and closing events by popular talented artists are being planned.
There will be extensive coverage and promotional activity on TV, Print and social media with the film and television industry’s active participation.
163 films from 58 countries will be screened which include films that won awards in Cannes, Berlin and Venice IFFs, to name a few.
- The Great Beauty by Paolo Sorrentino from Italy
- Omar by Hany Abu-Assad from Palestine
- Walesa: Man of Hope by Andrzej Wajda from Poland
- Young and Beautiful by Francois Ozon from France
- The Hunt by Thomas Vinterberg from Denmark
- Like Father Like Son by Hirokazu Koreeda from Japan
- Mold (Kuf) by Ali Aydin from Turkey |Germany
- Lucia by Pavan Kumar from India
- Harmony Lessons by Emir Baigazin from France-Germany-Kazakhstan
- The Circle Within by Deniz Çınar from Turkey
- A Touch of Sin by Zhangke Jia from China
- The Tree and The Swing by Maria Douza from Greece
11th CIFF will celebrate the centenary of Indian Cinema.
Now,for some exclusive CIFF stills showing dignitaries and Kollywood biggies:
Eye on Films representative from France will address the film industry/ aspiring young film makers regarding the key role of Eye on Films in promoting debut feature film directors in various International Film Festivals.
Films from Iran and Taiwan under Country Focus
Goran Paskaljevic (Serbia)
Claire Denis (France)
István Szabó (Hungary)
A Section on Contemporary films from Turkey
Current Indian Panorama Films
CIFF will be witnessing the presence of the following dignitaries from abroad.
Mr. Goran Paskaljevic from Serbia
Ms. Claudia LACOTTE from France
Mr Ali Gazami from Iran
Mr Ramtin Lavafi Povr from Iran
Mr. Andrily Khalpakhchi from Kiev
Mr. Maciej Pieprzyca from Poland
Ms. Isabel Munoz from Mexico
Mr. Bojan Vuk Kosovcevic from Serbia
Mr. Deniz Cinar from Turkey
Mr. Majid Barzegar from Iran