The latter, which was earlier known as the Miniboxoffice International Film Festival and usually screened short films, boasts of a special expansion this time with the addition of feature films, animations films, documentaries and music videos. Sheetal Shetty, one of the participating directors, has addressed youth issues in her docu-drama Happy Birthday.
“It’s about how impulsive today’s youngsters are — they don’t realise that the decisions they make about drugs and alcohol will influence their health and future. They are independent but are they responsible?” she asks. Other films to watch out for include Little Big George, Waapsi, Maria, Suite Ruin and Ghatothkach 2.
Catch it liveWHAT: Noida International Film Festival WHEN: February 8, 2014 WHERE: The Royal Plaza Hotel, Sector-2, Noida TIMINGS: 8am to 6pm NEAREST METRO STATION: Noida Sector-16 on the Blue Line