Jaipur to host festival of culture short films
The International Festival of Short Films on Culture 2007 will see participation by over 30 countries, including Autralia Canada and France.india Updated: Jan 29, 2007 15:31 IST
Jaipur will host the February 11-13 International Festival of Short Films on Culture 2007.
Called the IFFC-2007, it will be organised by the Indian Infotainment Media Corporation (IIMC).
"This would be the first such festival in the world and it would provide an opportunity to witness a cultural extravaganza of short films and documentaries and will motivate the participants to join the film revolution being witnessed all over the world," Devendra Khandelwal, the chief producer and director of IIMC, told IANS.
Besides India, more than 250 entries have come from 30 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Iran, Italy, Pakistan, Russia, Spain, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, the US and others.
Selected 100 films will be screened in the festival.
The jury includes renowned people from various walks of life like eminent filmmaker Basu Chatterjee, National Award-winning director GL Bhardwaj, former union minister Kumudben Joshi and leading television journalist Barkha Dutt among others.
Legendary filmmakers Manoj Kumar, Madhur Bhandarkar and Aparna Sen have also agreed to attend the festival along with many Indian and international filmand TV personalities.
First Published: Jan 29, 2007 15:31 IST