Social Communication Film festival

Published: Thursday, February 15, 2007, 15:20 [IST]
 
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Kolkata, Feb 14 (UNI) A total of 137 feature films,documentaries and television movies from India and six other countries will be screened in the week long "6th International Social Communication Cinema Conference", beginning here tomorrow amid huge enthusiasm of the city's large film buffs.

The Cinema Conference/Festival,to be inaugurated by noted film personality Kumar Sahani in presence of a host of other dignitaries, would have a wide package of films from Pakistan,Vietnam,South Africa, Bangladesh,Italy,Spain,Brazil and the USA.

The award winning Spanish film, entitled "Spaniosh Earth", on the country's civil war and directed by renowned film maker Joris Evans would be shown as the opening movie of the festival, while Bangladeshi director Tareque Masud's "Matir Moina" would be screened as the concluding movie in presence of Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and others on February 21.

Highlighting other details of the week long extravaganza,Mr Sanjay Mukherjee, Director and Chief Executive Officer(CEO)of Roopkala Kendra, under whose banner the festival is being organised, said this time the 'Conference' had been divided into three segments-general, broadcast and narrowcast in accordance with their objectivity.

He said among the world renowned films to be shown in the festival are - 'La Notte' by Antonioni, 'Land of Freedom' by Ken Loach, 'Berlin- Symphony of a City' by Walter Ruthmann,'Who is Singing Over There' by Slobodan Sijan,'The Young Teacher' by Ki-Duk-Kim,'Goya in Bourdeaux' by Carlos Saura,'Khayal Gatha' by Kumara Sahani and 'Durbar Gati Padma' by Treeque Masud.

Rooplaka Kendra also planned to hold a number of seminars and workshops on various aspects of film making during the festival everyday at Nandan film complex, Mr Mukherjee informed. About 40 delegates, including well known film makers,critics and others associated with the industry would also attend the Conference not only from India but from all the participating countries as well, he added.

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