Lonavala: An engaging and captivating International Film Festival for film enthusiasts, providing them with a platform to explore and experience different genres of films under one roof
The festival will kickstart with Bimal Roy’s epic “ Sujata “ & Sridhar Rangayan’s “Evening Shadows” followed with 16 Films,3 Master Class & Interactive seminars will be conducted to impart learning and an enriching experience for film students and enthusiasts.
As a tribute to the ace Director Bimal Roy’s unparalleled contribution to Indian Cinema, six of his widely acclaimed films will be showcased. A short documentary on him will also be screened on the occasion. This section will be curated by his daughter Ms. Rinki Roy Bhattacharya.
As a precursor to the festival, there will be an exhibition of Bimal Roy’s film posters, stills, memorabilia, and artifacts from 1st September onwards at Triose Plaza. Books about him authored / edited by his daughter will be on sale at special prices.
August 2018 : The 1st and 2nd editions of LIFFI witnessed immense interest and participation from all over. The 3rd edition of LIFFI 2018 is all set to enthrall cinema lovers with its wide range of films. LIFFI 2018 is setting the right tone to offer its visitors and patrons a completely different and a memorable “Cinematic Experience”. The Festival which has been scaling new heights since its inception, will have a variety of add-ons this time. This includes Q&A sessions after each screening, workshops, master classes etc.
Bimal Roy’s classics films like Devdas,Bandini, Madhumati’and others. Marathi films like ‘Nude, Kachcha Limboo, Dr. Rakhmabai’ will also be screened. Other engaging activities include an interactive session with Director Ananth Mahadevan on his remarkable movie Life is Good and Dr. Rakhmabai. Director and Producer Viveck Vaswani will conduct a thought provoking workshop with the media students. Due to popular demand, his film Rough Book screened in LIFFI 2016 has been included once again. Other films like Iqbal, Joggers Park, Kashmakash ,“The Genius – Ramanujan” and the 1st Ukrainian English Animation film “The Stolen Princess’ will also be screened at the venue in English & Hindi.
Students from reputed media schools from Mumbai, Lonavala and Pune have been invited for this festival with a view to help them improve their skills and gain knowledge. LIFFI 2018 aims to provide a unique and everlasting experience to all its visitors through this entertaining medium.