Organized by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and NFDC in Mumbai, the five-day Shanghai Cooperation Organization Film Festival opens on 27 January at NCPA’s JJ Baba Hall with the world premiere of the Tamil film ‘Apata’.
57 films will be screened at the Film Division Complex on Pedder Road and at the NFDC theaters at the Nehru Planetarium in Worli from 28 January. This festival is organized by SCO to commemorate the President of India.
said Prithul Kumar, Joint Secretary (Film), MIB, NFDC MD and SCO Films Festival Director.
Kuamr currently has 8 member countries (China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan), 3 observer countries, and 14 dialogue partners. Pakistan was invited by India but did not attend.
In the competitive category, 14 feature films will compete for the honor, while in the non-competitive category, 43 films will be presented, all with English subtitles.
Her first film ‘Appatha’ is directed by Padma Shri and national award-winning filmmaker Priyadarshan. Starring National Award-winning actor Urvashi, the film marks her 700th film and a 51-year-old film in the Indian film industry.
Five restored Indian classics, Shatranj ke khiladi (1977, Hindi), Subarnrekha (1965, Bengali), Chandralekha (1948, Tamil), Iru Kodgul (1969, Tamil) and Chidambaram (1985, Malayalam) Marathi directed by Nikhil Mahajan Film Godavari and Pan Nalin’s Gujarati film Chello Show (India’s official Oscar entry that did not make the final list) will be screened at the festival.
Shoojit Sircar’s Sardar Udham, SS Rajamouli’s RRR (Country Focus), Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi (Director’s Focus), Mridul Toolsidas’ Toolsidas Junior (Children’s Focus) and Chetan Bhakuni’s short film Jugalbandi also competed in the Non-Competition category. will be screened. .
The ‘Masterclasses’ and ‘In Conversation’ sessions were curated with renowned filmmakers and actors.
There will be a session on “The Rising Popularity of Indian Cinema in the SCO Region”. Filmmakers Rahul Rawail, Ramesh Sippy, veteran actress Asha Parekh and actress Chaitanya Chinchlik.
The festival will also feature national and state pavilions, photo and poster exhibits, handicraft stands, and other events.
Online Agent registration can be done online at https://sco.nfdcindia. You can also visit us in person at the Films Division Complex on Pedder Road. The registration fee for delegates is either INR 300 or INR 100 per day. Students can enter for free.
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