BENGALURU: Have you failed to register yourself for the ongoing 9th edition of Bengaluru International Film Festival? You can still try and grab daily passes being issued from Monday for the latecomers.
Mr Vidyashankar of BIFFes told Deccan Chronicle that they are issuing 100 daily passes, on first-come-first-serve basis for those who have missed registering themselves for the festival. This will be extended till the conclusion of the festival, he said. So far, more than 5,000 of registered members, including the delegates, VIPs, guests and members of the film fraternity and film students, have been given the passes.
With the huge rush during weekends, the people were left disappointed as no arrangements were made for unregistered film enthusiasts.
On Monday, apart from discussions and seminars, a translated book on popular actor and director Guru Dutt – Guru Dutt :Mooru Ankagala Duranta Nataka – was released
In a first, BIFFes is celebrating the diversity and plurality of local cultures by bringing onto the centrestage the cinematic expressions in lesser known languages and dialects under the “Unsung Incredible India” section. This time, films from the Northeastern region are being screened and the filmmakers too are sharing their experiences. Mr Prashanth Rosaily, a Sikkim filmmaker, narrated the problems he faced while marketing the movie. Thankfully, he did not have to worry too much as he found a big enough market in Nepal, where a large Sikkimese population stays.
Assamese filmmaker Boby Sarma Baruah, whose film ‘Sonar BaranPakhi’ is a biopic based on folk singer of Assam, the Late Pratima Barua, made in a dying local dialect. A research scholar, Boby Sarma’s love for folk songs inspired her to make this movie. She said it is her attempt to preserve the language and culture, though it is not her mother tongue....