News Date: 14th Dec, 11
The 9th Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) kickstarts today & will be held between December 14 and 22.
According to sources, about 140 films from 45 countries, including 8 Tamil films such as national awardwinning ‘Aadukalam’, Sakthivelu's Maidhanam, Deivathirumaghal, Avan Ivan 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..
The curtain-raiser press meets, opening and closing cermonies, gala cultural shows, Exclusive ‘Red Carpet’ evening screenings for an invited audience etc., all studded with film personalities from international, national and popular regional cinema will add substantially to the festival's feel.
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..
So all movie buffs,Catch up with your favourite films from different category and enjoy this gala fest..
For more details on schedule of films and screening venues ,visit www.chennaifilmfest.com