16th CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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16th CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Organized by Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation

Dates of the Festival: 13-20 December 2018

Venues: Devi Cineplex, Anna Theatre, Sathyam Cinemas, Casino, Tagore Film Centre, Russian Centre of Science and Culture

Inaugural Function: Kalaivanar Arangam (Dec 13, 2018 at 6:15 pm)

Closing Function: Kalaivanar Arangam (or) Devi Theatre (Dec 20, 2018 at 6:15 pm)
For Tamil films competition category, ICAF informed through Media about the submission process from 7th October and the last date for receipt of entries was fixed on 15th November. In total ICAF received 20 Tamil Films and 12 films have been selected by the Preview Committee.

HIGHLIGHTS OF 16TH CIFF

Number of Countries: 59
Number of Films: 150
Guests: Diplomats from various Foreign Missions at Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai
Delegates
Expected: 1) Mr.ResulPookutty (Film Sound Designer)
2) Ms. Shilpa (Director from Singapore)
3) Mr. Abu ShahedEmon (Director from Bangladesh)
4) Ms. NainaSen (Director from Australia)

Opening Film: Palme d’Or winner at Cannes Film Festival–SHOPLIFTERS (Japan)

Other Award
Winning Films: 1) Touch Me Not (Romania) –
Winner of Golden Bear at Berlin International Film Festival
2) Cold War (Poland) –Winner of Best Director at Cannes Film Festival
3) Dogman(Italy) –Winner of Best Actor at Cannes Film Festival
4) Yomeddine (Egypt) – Winner of Franபois Chalais Award at Cannes Film Festival
5) At War (France) – Nominee of Palme d’OratCannes Film Festival
6) Human, Space, Time and Human (South Korea) –Directed by Ki-duk Kim
Participated at Berlin International Film Festival
7) In the Fade (Germany) –Winner of Best Actress at Cannes Film Festival 2017
8) Girls of the Sun (France)–Nominee of Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival
9) Mug (Poland)–Winner of Silver Berlin Bear at Berlin International Film Festival
10)Rafiki (Kenya) –Nominee of Queer Palm at Cannes Film Festival
11)Woman At War – Oscar Nominated Icelandic Film
12)What Will People Say (Norway) – Indian Premiere

Contemporary German
Cinema: 5 films (courtesy Goethe-Institut, Chennai)

Retrospective of
Mr. Fatih Akin: 6 films (courtesy Goethe-Institut, Chennai)

Contemporary Brazilian
Cinema: 3 films (courtesy Embassy of Brazil, New Delhi)

Country Focus
(Brazil): 4 films incl. City of God (courtesy Embassy of Brazil, New Delhi)

Contemporary Australian
Cinema: 3 films (courtesy Australian Consulate, Chennai)

Australian Comedy
Films: 4 films (courtesy Australian Consulate, Chennai)

Tamil Film Competition: 12 films

Indian Panorama: 12 films (Including “The Sound Story” – Indian Premiere)

Special Screening: 1. MerkuThodarchiMalai (Tamil)

FIRST TIME IN CIFF:
1) A movie from ZAMBIA (Southern Africa)
2) 13 movies from GRULAC (Group of Latin America and Caribbean Countries) including films from COSTA RICA and TRINIDAD &TOBAGO(for the first time!)
3) A movie from LADAKH (in Indian Panorama category)
4) A movie from KENYA.

Delegate Registration
For Students, Film Industry and Senior Citizens – Rs.500/- (Plus one Photo, with Identity)
For Others – Rs.1000/- With Photo
Direct Registration at Devi Cineplex – Daily between 10:30 am to 6:00 pm
Online Registration – www.icaf.in / www.chennaifilmfest.com / www.bookmyshow.com

Interactive Sessionwith well-knownfrom the Film Industry.