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Bengaluru International Film Festival delegate registration open now

The 14th edition of the fest will be held from March 23 to March 30

Bengaluru International Film Festival delegate registration open now
Delegate registration is open now to this edition of the fest

Last Updated: 09.00 PM, Mar 17, 2023


The Bengaluru International Film Festival is back and will be held from March 23 to March 30. This time around, the fest will include sections like Kannada competition, India competition, Asia competition, Critics Week, Country Focus, Retrospectives – Directors / Artistes/Technicians, Curated section on a special theme, Revisiting Classics: Kannada and International, Panorama of Kannada popular cinema and Cinema of the world. Delegate registration is currently open on the festival’s official website. The festival has been conducted across screens at the PVR Cinemas on Dr Rajkumar Road, Rajajinagar for several years now and should be the case this time too.

The full schedule of the event is yet to be published, and as of now, only the contesting movies in the Kannada, India and Asian categories have been announced. In the Kannada competition section, 14 films have been shortlisted, namely, 19.20.21, Gandhada Gudi, Guru Shishyaru, Hadinelentu, Kanaka Marga, Koramma, Kubusa, Made in Bengaluru, Naike, Nanu Kusuma, Orchestra Mysuru!, Photo and Mata.

The India competition section has five Kannada films among the 14 titles, namely Aaraariraaro, Anna, Koli Esru, Maavu Bevu and Tanuja. Joining these films are movies like Aadhivaasi (Muduga), Aparajito (Bengali), The Guard (Silent film), Gargi (Tamil), Jana Gana Mana (Malayalam), Kaudikali (Kodava), Pallotty’s 90s kids (Malayalam), Sifung (Bodo) and Saudi Vellakka (Malayalam).

There are three Kannada films competing for glory in the Asian section as well. Badiger Devendra’s In, K Shivarudriah’s Signal Man and BS Lingadevaru’s Viraatapura Viraagi, are in competition with Before Now Then (Indonesia), Bi-Madar (Iran), Habsora Al Pi Yehuda (Israel), Leonor Will Never Die (Philippines), Love Life (Japan-France), Munnel (Sri Lanka) Sthalam (India), Patalghar (Bangladesh), Nashikathar Golpo (Bangladesh), Vaalvi (India) and Jang-E Jahani Sevom (Iran).

Competitive sections for Asian, Indian, and Kannada cinema will be held with cash prizes awarded to the winners. The film festival will also host academic interactions and discourse on various aspects of filmmaking and film appreciation, such as seminars, workshops, master classes, and so on, for the benefit of filmmaking practitioners, discerning audiences, and media students.

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