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25th KIFF concludes: A closer look at the Indian award-winning films

Shoma A Chatterji
Kolkata/IBNS: Let us take a closer look at some of the Indian films that bagged awards at the grand concluding ceremony of the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) presided by Shabana Azmi who delivered the principal address as the Guest of the Evening.
KIFF film poster exhibition takes cine-goers to yesterday once more
Kolkata/IBNS: The 25th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) has put up a poster exhibition for the entire duration of the festival at the Gaganendra Pradarshanshala and extending the festival at the Metcalfe Hall in the city.
Unheard India-Cinema in rare languages at 25th KIFF
Kolkata/IBNS: Have you ever heard of the Paniya language spoken by tribals of the adjoining border areas of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka besides Kannur and Kerala where this is spoken at Palakkad, Mallapuram and Waynad areas? Some sections of the audience got to hear this language in the feature film Kenjira, directed by Manoj Kana.
Advancing technologies are great but the true essence of cinema is getting lost: Kumar Sha...
IBNS Correspondent Shoma A Chatterji in conversation with filmmaker Kumar Shahani at the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) the challenges of digitisation to true essence of cinema  
Synthetic Sati focuses on social media addiction among young adults and its effect, set fo...
Kolkata/IBNS: Bengali language film Synthetic Sati, produced by Power Publishers & Motion Pictures, is scheduled to be launched at the end of this year, on a popular movie-streaming app.
Playing my character in Dark Light was a mental trauma: Debutant actress Chandni
Kolkata/IBNS: Debutant actress Chandni said her experience of portraying the lead character in Mayur Hardas' film Dark Light was more a mental trauma than a physical one.
25th KIFF: The Bengali panorama this year is a healthy concoction
Kolkata/IBNS: The Bengali Panorama this year does not have slot of its own because most of the films are featured either in different competition sections or in the maestro section. Which also means that the selection panel possibly felt that they were above average films or had something special to say.
25th KIFF: Competition in Indian language films
Every year, the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) presents a host of excellent films and this year is no exception. It would be interesting to pick a few films that finally went through a gruelling contest with other films and now have pride of place at the festival.
As Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne completes 50 years, KIFF makes it inaugural film in 2019
Kolkata/IBNS: Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne was premiered in Kolkata on May 8, 1969. This year marks the 50th year after its release. It may be interpreted as a film addressed largely to children.
Film Darklight to be screened at 25th Kolkata International Film Festival
Kolkata/IBNS: After receiving a standing ovation at the Montgomery International Film Festival, Darklight is all set to be screened at the 25th edition of the prestigious Kolkata International Film Festival on Nov 10 and 12, 2019.
Megastar Rajinikanth to be conferred with ‘Icon of Golden Jubilee of IFFI’
In a first, the Government of India has constituted a special award titled ‘Icon of Golden Jubilee of IFFI’ which will be conferred upon the eminent film personality S Rajinikanth.
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