Monday, December 26, 2022

IKSFF 2023 slated to happen from January 10-15, 2023

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 Chatterjee.

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.

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