The International Film Festival Of India 2014 is set to start in a couple of hours from now and Amitabh Bachchan has been invited as the special guest for the inauguration ceremony that will be held at Doctor Shama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium near Panaji.
Rajinikanth will be conferred with the Centenary Award at the International Film Festival Of India 2014 for the Indian Film Personality Of The Year.
Several Marathi and Malayalam films, including Yellow and North 24 Kaatham, will be part of the Indian Panorama section at the International Film Festival Of India 2014.
Paresh Mokashi’s Marathi film Elizabeth Ekadashi has been selected as the opening film of the ten day long filming extravaganza. His much-acclaimed debut Harishchandrachi Factory was India’s official entry to 2009 Oscars in best foreign language film category.
Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster will be the closing film of the International Film Festival Of India 2014 and he will be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sheena Chohan is set to host the opening ceremony of the International Film Festival Of India 2014.
“Happy to announce that I am selected to host the prestigious 45th International Film Festival of India, where Mr. Bachchan and Rajnikanth Sir are the chief guests.” Sheena Chohan wrote on her Twitter account.
This year, Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi will be screened to mark the inauguration of the public screening of films at the festival.
In addition to screening special homage films on Suchitra Sen, Zohra Sehgal and Robin Williams, International Film Festival Of India 2014 will also pay special tribute to popular actor Farooq Sheikh.
The International Film Festival Of India 2014 will be screening close to hundred and seventy nine films from seventy five countries across different categories which include World Cinema (sixty one films), Masterstrokes (eleven films), Festival Kaleidoscope (twenty films), Soul of Asia (seven films), Documentaries (six films), and Animated Films (six films).
From noted cinematographer Slawomir Idziak, Chinese filmmaker Zhang Jianya, Seema Biswas, Marie Brenner, Nadia Dresti and a few other celebrated film personalities from all over the world comprise of this years jury that is being headed by Idziak from Poland, who is also the jury chairman, is a noted cinematographer, screenwriter, director and lecturer.
The International Film Festival Of India 2014 is set to start in a couple of hours from now and Amitabh Bachchan has been invited as the special guest...2.5