If it was Amitabh Bachchan who mesmerised everyone at the 10th edition of Chennai International Film Festival last year — the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation which is organizing the CIFF from 2003 has roped in prolific actress Shabana Azmi to grace the finale of the 11th edition of the festival.
The fest will be held for a week across theatres in Chennai. The festival screens the best of international and Indian panorama films, as well as showcasing the best of Tamil films to the world. The week will see more than 150 films from different genres and languages being screened, apart from interactive sessions with select directors.
Spread between December 12 to 19, entries are invited from Tamil feature film producers for the Tamil feature film competition and films that are censored between 16th October 2012 and 15th October 2013 (both the dates are inclusive) are eligible for selection process for the competition. The following awards are given — Best Tamil Feature Film, Second best Tamil Feature Film and Special Jury Award.