Shimla Film Fest To Begin With Divya Dutta As Celebrity Guest

Shimla film festival will begin with Divya Dutta in the role of celebrity guest

Shimla 18 August, Shimla : The 8th edition of the International Film Festival of Shimla will take place between August 26 and 28 at the Gaiety Theatre in Himachal Pradesh capital with Bollywood actress Divya Dutta as the star Guest The announcement was made on Thursday.
Festival Director Pushp Raj Thakur said that the screening of Divya Dutta’s transgender film Sheer Korma at the Festival will be supervised by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

 Shimla Film Fest To Begin With Divya Dutta As Celebrity

This year the Festival will feature 81 films presented during the International Film Festival of Shimla.27 films in the international category and 34 Indian films and 4 Himachali films, and 15 films with national awards will be shown in the festival’s three days.

This time 17 films from 17 countries — including Canada as well as the US, Spain, Iran, Brazil, Iceland, Mexico, Australia, Greece, Russia — will be shown.They include animation, documentary short and feature films.

Gujarati feature film “21 M U Tiffin” produced by Vijay Giri Baba, Hindi feature film “Alpha Beta Gama written by Shankar Sri Kumar, Kannada feature film ‘Dolu’, directed by Sagar Puranik, Hindi feature film ‘At Toofan Mail produced by Aakriti Singh, Marathi film ‘Funeral’ directed by Rajendra Dubey, Telugu film “Natyam” by Revanth Kumar Kurukunda.Kannada film “Neeli Hakkia directed by Ganesh Hegde, Hindi documentary ‘Jugalbandi’ directed by Chetan Bhakuni Marathi documentary “Marble of the Jungle’, directed by Sohil Vaidya, Manipuri director Haubam Pawan Kumar’s documentary “Pabung Shyam’ Garhwali film “Sanpat” produced by Rahul Rawat, Odia documentary ‘Backstage’ directed by Lipika Singh Derai, Hindi documentary ‘Naakara’ directed by Anant MahaDevan, Gujarati documentary ‘The Spell of Purple’, directed by Prachi Barjania, and Assamese documentary “Veerangana”, directed by Kishore Kalita will be screened.

Film directors from all over the United States and around the world will be taking part in the festival.They will also interact with the audience in the British-era Gaiety Theatre in London, in which Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling and legendary actors Prithviraj Kapoor and Balraj Sahni have appeared.

This year the film exhibition will also be held by the National Film Archives of India of Pune during the festival.A variety of work that are related to films will be displayed in the exhibit.


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