News Date: 6th Dec, 11
The 9th Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF)will be held between December 14 and 22.
According to sources, about 154 films from 44 countries, including 12 Tamil films such as national awardwinning ‘Aadukalam’, Sakthivelu's Maidhanam and Thoonganagaram will be screened during the week-long event.
The fest is organized by the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation (ICAF), and will also screen films presented at the Cannes and Berlin film festivals.
Though the focus is on movies from France, Germany, Iran, Egypt and Hungary, there will be a special retrospective on films by Hou Hsao Hsien, Taiwanese award winning director and Finland’s Aki Kaurismaki, adds the source..
It is reported that award-winning director and producer Shekhar Kapur will be the chief guest for the event..
Recently actors Sarath Kumar , Lissy Priyadarshan and Suhasini Maniratnam unveiled the trophy for Best Film to be given during the 9th Chennai International Film Festival..