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Yash Chopra to inaugurate MIFF

By NewsDesk • Published on February 2, 2010

The 11th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films (MIFF 2010) begins on the 3rd of February. Veteran film maker and Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner Yash Chopra will be the Chief Guest of the Opening Ceremony which will be presided over by Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Ambika Soni.


Secretary, Information & Broadcasting, Raghu Menon and several well known personalities of Indian Cinema like Ajay Devgan, Tanushree Datta and Oscar Award winning sound recordist Resul Pookutty  will be present.


 Naresh Bedi s documentary On a Tiger Trail and Shih-Ting Hung s Viola :The Traveling rooms of a little giant   are the inaugural films.


 The highlights of the festival are the special packages which include Pieter Van Huystee Special Package on Immigration issues consisting of 4 films from The Netherlands,  Cinema legends (31 films),  Remembering Freedom Icons (9 films), Puppet Films by Sanjit Ghosh (8 films), Films on Women s Issues (10 films), Films from Film Schools (L V Prasad, NID, Satyajit Ray FTI)  (28 films), Treasures from NFAI (13 films), Science Fiction Special Package (from USA, France, Italy) (6 films), Persistence Resistance Special Package (5 films) and Films on Environment (including Vatavaran package) (16 films).


There is also a special North East Package of 10 films and Swiss-India package of 4 films. The countries in Focus are Bhutan and Argentina.


National Film Archives of India, Pune will stage a unique show of pre-cinema projection technique called Shambharik Kharolika (the magic lantern) on February 5. The 11th edition of the Festival which will be held from February 3-9 received 864 entries from 37 countries.


 

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