Zhang Lu’s Dooman River (La riviere tumen), which recently won the Best International Film at the Pune International Film Festival, will open the first edition of the Yashwant International Film Festival on January 20. The festival will take place in Mumbai from January 20th to 26th 2011.
The festival will showcase competition films from the recently concluded Pune International Film Festival in the following sections: World Cinema competition, Marathi Cinema competition, Student Film competition and Short films competition done jointly by Pune and Goa International Film Festival Fest.
Babu Band Baaja which won the Best Marathi Film Award in 9th Pune International Film Festival will be the closing film of the festival.
Five films of the Greek director Michael Cacoyannis will be screened in a Retrospective while The Focus on Korea section will present six acclaimed Korean films from last 10 years. In a Special Screening, four acclaimed German Films from recent years will be screened. The Spot Light on Japan section will present classic Japanese films. The section for short films will screen a mix of animation and live action films. A workshop on topic “Choose Your Format: Film or Digital” by Ujjwal Nirgudkar will be conducted during the festival.
The Festival which will be held at Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan’s main auditorium and the Rangswar theatre at Nariman Point, will be jointly organized by the Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan, Mumbai and the Pune Film Foundation with the support of Government of Maharashtra.
For Delegate registration, Smita Raikar can be contacted on phone 22028598 / 22045460.