The Festival starts with an aim to promote independent cinemaacross genres for the film fraternity in India and abroad.
The 3 day event, promises an interesting line-up of events such as rarelywatched documentaries, award winning short films, workshops, challengingcompetitions, intellectual discussions combined with wine appreciationworkshops, visiting vineyards and attending wine and cheese fests.
Dedicated to Shri Dadasaheb Phalke, father of Indian cinema, the festival in its 4th year is organized in association with Government of Maharashtra and FilmDivision of India starts from Friday, 23rd March’12 – Sunday, 25thMarch’12.
FestivalLine Up to have: –
· The festival will include screenings from the EuropeanFilm Academy’s award and Poetic Documentaries from the Baltic Region of Europe. Animated films like Prakriti, The Punch, Documentaries like Runway on the Sea, Jal Dindi, Short-films like Save The Girl Child, Project 11 will be played.
· Various Debates, Discussions and Conversations willtake place with notes personalities such as Shyam Benegal, Sudhir Mishra,Prahlad Kakkar, V.G Samant, Javed Jafferi, who would be enlighten the people onvarious topics like animation films, Art of Stills, adapting to changingaudience and others.
· First of a kind workshopby Indian Documentary Foundation, where 16 participants divided in teams, will produce a documentary ontheir perspective of Nashik city in 4 days. RenownedDocumentary filmmaker from Lithuania, Audrius Stonys, known for his poeticinterpretation of reality, will guide them through the whirlwind schedule fromideation to screening.
Mr. ManojKumar will be conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award who will grace thefestival. In honour of the legendary actor, Mr Dev Anand, three movies will bescreened in retrospective.
Visit toNashik Vineyards and Wine Appreciation Workshops will be conducted at thefestival. A Wine & Cheese night, concurrent to the Film Festival will beheld over 3 days, to foster creative relationships.
This year the Festival will recognize Manoj Kumar and Mala Sinha ‘s contribution to Indian cinemaby conferring them with the Lifetime Achievement Award who will grace thefestival to receive their awards. In honour of the legendary actor, Mr DevAnand, three of his legendary movies, from hisblack and white Era to his latest release will be screened in retrospective.
Visit to Nashik Vineyards and Wine AppreciationWorkshops will be conducted at the festival. A Wine & Cheese night, concurrent to the Film Festival willbe held over 3 days, to foster creative relationships.
Mr. Prahlad Kakkar, Indian adfilm director & Advisor Nashik International Film Festival, “Thisfestival is an effort and an opportunity to promote the best short films andthe documentaries in the world so that young film makers have an option to showcase their talent. This is also exciting because it is supported by the winemakers of Nashik. The festival aims to break the stereo types thatdocumentaries and short films are only commissioned by the government”
Mr. Mukesh Kaneri, FestivalDirector, Nashik International Film Festival, “Since Shri DadasahebPhalke, the father of Indian Cinema hailed from Nashik, had a vision that theIndian Cinema had a big potential of growth. This festival was conceived to paytribute to his vision and as it can be seen that 100 years since then, theindustry has made a humungous growth. I thought of creating an activity whichrestores his vision for the new generation. I welcome the cinema industry tocome together once a year to join hands and pay tribute to Shri DadasahebPhalke, in Nashik, holy city popular for the Kumbh Mela which happens every 12years”
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