First Delhi International Film Festival
To be held in December
On the 100th year of the Capital City, Delhi International Film festival 2012 will not only bring Delhi on the map of International Film festivals but add another dimension to the city as that of an emerging Film City, by attracting Films and the Film Fraternity from all corners of the world, connecting the populace of Delhi and NCR to the world cinema.
The Delhi International Film Festival will bring the lost glory back to Delhi between 21 to 27 December, 2012 when it connects the wonderful Indian Capital City and the National capital Region with a variety of International Films and art as well as their creators from many countries around the world at Siri Fort and NDMC Convention Centre.
The legendry Malayalam Film maker and the recipient of Dada Sahib Phalke award Adoor Gopalakrishnan is the Chairman of the advisory board of the festival which consists of Anurag Kashyap, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Sandeep Marwah, Shriram Raghavan, Uma Da Cunnah, Shiney Ahuja, Yashpal Sharma, Shonali Bose, Sushma Parcha and Bela Negi from India, Alain Jalladeau, Phillip Jalladeau from France, Jamal Shah, Satish Anand from Pakistan, Sajedur Rehman Firoze from Bangladesh, Reza Degati from Iran, Andrej Karawakoski Avner Faingulernt, Erez Pery, Lina Murad from Syria, and Kai Syng Tan from London. The President of the Delhi International Film festival is Ram Kishore Parcha, senior film journalist, Festival Vice president is Sanjay Singh, film maker and the Festival Secretary is Suresh K Goswami, Film maker and writer.
DIFF will showcase at least 150 films in 10 different sections from nearly 70 countries. Around 80 Actors from India and overseas will be connected with this festival. The best amongst selected films shall be honoured with the Golden Minar and Silver Minar awards respectively. The festival, in its first edition, will not only honour the films, film makers, artists and writers, but will also honour outstanding persons who excelled in their contribution towards the welfare of our society and the people with Minare Dilli award. In addition this year the festival will present a special award to the legendary TV and Film actress Zohra Sehgal, who has completed 100 years of her life.