Seeking to impress the cinephiles with a myriad of shorts and documentaries from the best of creative minds across the globe, the 3rd edition of International Kolkata Short Film Festival is all set to happen from 10th - 15th January 2023. A hybrid event where selected short films, documentaries and music videos will be screened both online and offline, it will culminate on 15th January with a glittering Awards function.
Presented by Aei Shomay, the Bengali newsjournal by the Times
Group, the International Kolkata Short Film Festival is one sought-after
festival that the makers and the audiences are keenly looking forward to. The 6-day
long festival organised by Eventizer in the City of Joy is all set to feature
international documentaries, short fiction and non-fiction, animation as well
as music videos. The festival will also have a physical screening followed by an
award ceremony on 15th January 2023 at Rotary Sadan, Kolkata.
According to an official of the IKSFF, the online event will
be a paid event, for the audiences to watch all the selected films at their own
sweet time from the comforts of their home. “It will be one of the major
cultural showcases for audiences from any part of the globe as they would no
longer need to be physically available to savour the best of films showcased at
the festival,” confirmed the source.
Some of the films that are officially selected this year have
come all the way from Argentina, Philippines, Norway, South Africa, Hungary, Switzerland,
Russian Federation, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada,
China, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Portugal, Taiwan, Turkey, UAE, UK and the USA. They
include #Zuni, First Second Chance, #Kataai, Kosha Mangsho, Her Canvas, Chatim
Fuler Kotha, #Entrapment, The Last Rain, The Horse from Heaven, Last Day Off, Panchvis,
Interview, Stars, Jacob and the Quisling, The Ripple, Tasalli Se, Gray, Medea, On/Off,
Kingdom, Speechless and Taam to name a few.
Helmed by Festival Chairman- Sourav Charkraborty, Festival
Director- Saswati Guha Charkraborty and Executive Director- Manas Banerjee,
some of the renowned names from the industry are on jury. They include include Celladin
Gasimov from Azerbaijan, Prof. Dr. Mohan Das, Rajeev Shankar Gohil, Usha
Deshpande, Soumitra Dostidar, Sandipan Roy, Nabarun Bose and Arghya Kama Mitra,
all from India. The Festival’s Advisory Committee include renowned names like Arjun
Gourisaria, Jaya Seal Ghosh, Mohan Das, Pandit Mallar Ghosh & Sagnik
While the last edition saw Eminent Personalities like Monami
Ghosh, Tathagata Mukherjee, Pandit Bickram Ghosh, Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee, Jaya
Seal Ghosh, Saheb Chatterjee, Bidipta Chakraborty, Riingo Banerjee, Arghyakamal
Mitra, Remoo and others; this edition will also see some eminent personalities
from Tollywood and Bollywood as well to honour award winning film makers for
their work and to celebrate their talent.
For more details, log on to https://iksff.co.in