Bengaluru: Human rights, social justice to be Biffes theme

Film fest from Feb 22- March, no Mysuru, to be held only in Bengaluru

BENGALURU:The tenth edition of the Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFES) will be held from February 22 to March 1. The week-long festival will focus on human rights and social justice with nearly 200 films from 50 countries to be screened under eight categories.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who launched the official logo of the 10th BIFFES on Monday, announced that apart from the usual set of awards under various categories, a lifetime achievement award will be also be given with a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.

While the previous festival was held simultaneously in Bengaluru and Mysuru, the committee headed by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, has decided to keep BIFFES-2018 an all-Bengaluru affair.

The festival will host various forums for academic interactions on filmmaking & film appreciation like seminars, workshops, master classes etc., for the benefit of film professionals, audiences and students on different aspects of cinema.

Screenings will be held at 11 screens at PVR Cinemas in Orion Mall, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru.

Delegate Registration
Admission to the festival theatres is strictly by registration. This is mandated by the norms specified by International Federation of Film Festivals and also the central government. No passes will be issued to anyone other than media people.

Separate communication will follow for the commencement of delegate registration. Online registration facility will also be made available.
Delegate fee: Rs 600 for public and Rs 300 for students, Film Society members, Senior citizens and KFCC film family.

Best Indian Film in Competition, Best Kannada Film in Competition and best among the popular entertainment cinema in Kannada and Best Asian Film (among selection) are the award categories. Lifetime achievement award is being introduced from this year.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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