The Indian Film Festival will take place in Russia from 3rd September-6th September 2015 at Formula Kino Gorizont and Indian Cultural Centre KSRK, Russia. The four-day fest will bridge the gap between the two entertainment industries in the world – Russia and India. The festival also features live music and dance performances in which Russian dancers will perform on Indian classical music.
Indian Film Festival Russia (IFFR) is devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, supporting emerging filmmakers, recognizing the leadership of entertainment industry performers, business executives, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.
Director in Focus will be Shoojit Sircar who has directed films like Piku, Madras Café and Vicky Donor. Bollywood Films that will be showcased among the people include Piku, Vicky Donor, Madras Café, Dil Dhadakne Do, Tanu Weds Manu Returns and Haider.
The festival has received an overwhelming show of support from members of the Indian Film fraternity who have committed their time and resources to make the Festival a showcase of the best creative talent from India and around the world.
Bolywood celebrities who will be attending the festival include names of Ayushmann Khurrana, Shoojit Sircar, Madhur Bhandarkar and Tabu who has recently been seen in movie Drishyam.
Indian Film Festival Worldwide (IFFW) has recently joined hands with Dr.Sarfraz Alam, Director of Indian Film Festival Russia (IFFR) in which the film festival will provide programming and activities that no other film festival in Russia offers. IFFW will be organizing the whole film festival and will serve a community of Indian and international filmmakers that have the potential of reaching a crossover audience.
Mr. RC Dalal, Creative Director of Indian Film Festival Worldwide (IFFW) says, "I think after Raj Kapoor, this is the second big thing that is happening in Russia. Russians have always loved Indian cinema and this shows the prominence that the film industry of India has gained. IFFR will become a landmark of Indian art cinema in Russia for years to come. IFFW aims to make sure that Indian filmmakers reach the crossover audience which is still untouched. I thank Indian embassy for the support and making this film festival possible."
Captain Rahul Bali, Curator of Indian Film Festival Worldwide (IFFW) says,” Productivity is never an accident, it is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. I have always believed that alone we can do little but together we can do so much. The whole team of IFFW is committed to make IFFR a successful event by making sure that there are no old roads to this new direction.”