5th Dharamshala IFF 2016 to Throw Spotlight on Docu-features and Shorts
5th Dharamshala International Film Festival 2016 will take place from 3 to 6 November 2016 in the beautiful mountain town of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala.
Docu-features including A Syrian Love Story by British director Sean McAllister, the Iranian director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami’s much-lauded Sonita, and fiction features -Thailand’s first female director, Pimpaka Towira’s The Island Funeral, South Korean director JeonSoo-il’s A Korean in Paris, Rajeev Ravi’s Malayalam film Kammatipaadam and Mangesh Joshi’s Marathi film Lathe Joshi are among the highlights of the fifth Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF). The directors of these films will be present at DIFF 2016, which will take place from 3 to 6 November 2016 in the beautiful mountain town of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala.
DIFF 2016 registration is open and can be done online on Book My Show. Like every year, DIFF is presented by White Crane Arts & Media, a trust founded by filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam to promote contemporary cinema, art and independent media practices in the Himalayan regions of India.
At DIFF 2015, 5000 cinema enthusiasts not just from the local area but also from across India and the world watched films. Some of India’s best-known film critics and journalists from leading media houses were on hand to cover the event.
The shorts selection this year is curated by filmmaker Umesh Kulkarni, whereas the Children’s Film Programme is curated by Children’s Media Specialist, Monica Wahi.
DIFF 2016 continues its Film Fellows programme to enable budding filmmakers from the Indian Himalayan regions to attend the festival and participate in mentorship sessions with established filmmakers viz. Umesh Kulkarni and Anupama Srinivasan will mentor the fellows.
This year sees a change of venue from the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts to the bucolic environs of the Tibetan Children’s Village – a pleasant 15-minute drive McLeod Ganj. The festival films will be screened in two auditoriums on the campus with all other events, including master classes, panel discussions, workshops and a food and craft fair all located within walking distance.
For more details on DIFF please click here: http://diff.co.in/
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