KOLKATA FILM FESTIVAL

  • Kolkata Film Festival begins on November 10 November 10, 2013

    Kolkata: Showcasing a global mix of contemporary and regional cinema the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) will begin here Sunday. The event will begin at Netaji Indoor stadium in presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee along with Indian cinema's bigwigs Amitabh Bachchan, West Bengal's brand ambassador...
  • Bangladeshi film 'Guerrilla' wins KFF award November 18, 2011

    Kolkata: Bangladeshi film 'Guerrilla', which recreates the heroic deeds of the valiant freedom fighters of the 1971 liberation war on an epic canvas, today won the best Asian film award at the 17th Kolkata Film Festival (KFF) here. Altogether 12 films were competing in the Asian Select section for the award....
  • Kolkata Film Fest ends with 'Rang Rasiya' November 18, 2011

    Kolkata: The Kolkata Film Festival ended today as the most glamourous one ever with Bollywood 'badshah' Shah Rukh Khan, a display of rare photographs taken by Satyajit Ray and screening of two controversial films 'Rang Rasiya' and 'Meherjaan' being the biggest crowdpullers. The presence of SRK and yesteryears' glamour queen Sharmila...
  • Mamata plans to honour Hollywood directors November 18, 2011

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said her government plans to felicitate renowned directors and actors of Hollywood and Bollywood in the 2012 Kolkata Film Festival. "From next year we will felicitate and award the famous directors, actors and even good technicians of Hollywood, Bollywood and Tollywood," she said...
  • Full house for 'Rang Rasiya' at Kolkata film fest November 16, 2011

    Kolkata: Ketan Mehta's historical film Rang Rasiya, based on the life of 19th century painter Raja Ravi Varma, was screened to an overcrowded theatre at the ongoing Kolkata Film Festival (KFF) today. The film starring Randeep Hooda and Nandana Sen is yet to be released commercially and has courted controversy...
  • Empty theatres dishearten filmmakers in KFF November 13, 2011

    Kolkata: A lastminute change in the screening schedule of the Kolkata Film Festival has left some theatres empty and disappointed filmmakers who have come from different parts of the country to present their awardwinning movies. Rajesh Pinjani, who won four National Film Awards including the best debut director, left the...
  • Photos by Satyajit Ray displayed at Kolkata fest November 13, 2011

    Kolkata: Very few know that Legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray was equally at ease with still camera as he was with a movie camera. Rare photographs taken by Ray are on display at 17th Kolkata Film Festival. The pictures capturing various moments both in India and abroad between late 1950s to late...
  • Mamata Banerjee takes elite film fest to masses November 12, 2011

    Kolkata: With Bollywood's 'Badshah' Shah Rukh Khan and 'Kashmir Ki Kali' Sharmila Tagore by her side, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken the hitherto elite Kolkata Film Festival to the masses while giving the exponents of the popular genre of Bengali films a pride of place in the...
  • Marathi, Kannada films to premier at Goa festival November 12, 2011

    Panaji: A Marathi and a Kannada film would premier at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2011, to be held in Goa. IFFI would be held from November 23 to December 3. The inaugural function of the 10day festival would be held in Margao, 35 km from here. 'Bhageerathi',...
  • Include Tamil films in festival: WB Governor November 12, 2011

    Kolkata: West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan today asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee not to forget Tamil cinema amidst Bollywood and Hollywood at the ongoing Kolkata Film festival (KFF). "The CM had yesterday spoken of Bollywood, Hollywood and Tollywood while inaugurating the film festival. But I want to also include Kollywood...
  • Film Mart launched at Kolkata film festival November 11, 2011

    Kolkata: A Film Mart was inaugurated Friday at the 17th Kolkata Film Festival in an endeavour to create a platform for the Bengali film industry to showcase its movies and promote regional cinema in national and international markets. "Film Mart brings film producer and distributors under one roof. It will help...
  • What is shown in films is not India: Sharmila November 11, 2011

    Kolkata: National Award winning actress Sharmila Tagore lamented that despite technological advancements and increased budgets, the real India is not depicted in current films. "Although contemporary films have improved in production, I often find there is a disconnect between the India as it exists today and what is shown," she...
  • Kolkata produces the best of Indian cinema: SRK November 11, 2011

    Kolkata: Kolkata produces the best of Indian cinema and is the country's cultural and literary hub, Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan said this evening. "I really believe in the cinema of Bengal. We have some of the best cinema coming in from this part of the country," said 'King Khan' at...
  • SRK, Sharmila inaugurate 17th Kolkata Film Fest November 10, 2011

    Kolkata: With a balance of glamour and tradition, the 17th Kolkata Film Festival (KFF) started here Thursday with Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan and the popular Sharmila Tagore inaugurating the eightday fest by lighting the ceremonial lamp. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, host of Bengali film personalities including top star Prosenjit...
  • SRK, Sharmila to inaugurate Kolkata film fest November 6, 2011

    Kolkata: Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan and yesteryear's actress Sharmila Tagore will inaugurate the 17th Kolkata Film Festival (KFF) starting Nov 10, the organiser's said. Veteran actress Supriya Devi will be the guest of honour at the inaugural. Bengali movie star Koel Mullick will be the thali girl for the opening, her father...
  • Cine magic at Kolkata Film Festival November 12, 2006

    Kolkata: It's time for the annual cinema extravaganza in the country's cultural hub. This year, India's only official noncompetitive International film event has 76 more films in its bouquet than last year. Cinema lovers are pouring in to make the most of this aesthetic pleasure. This festival for me has...