The Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI) is organizing a five-day film festival, starting on June 5, in Kolkata to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema.
FFSI will also honour 13 film personalities with Satyajit Ray Memorial Honour on the occasion for their extra-ordinary contribution to Indian cinema.
The recipients of the Satyajit Ray Memorial Honour are: Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Amala Shankar, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Girish Kasaravalli, Madhabi Mukhopadhyay, Mrinal Sen, Purnima Dutta, Ramananda Sengupta, Soumendu Roy, Soumitra Chatterjee, Shyam Benegal, Tarun Majumder and Vijaya Mulay. FFSI President Kiran Shantaram will confer the honours.
Films to be shown in the festival are: Aparajito (Satyajit Ray), Titash Ekti Nadir Nam (Ritwik Ghatak), Baishe Srabon (Mrinal Sen), Naalu Pennungal (Adoor Gopalakrishnan), Do Ankhe Bara Haath (V Shantaram), Kalpana (Uday Shankar), Jhinder Bandi (Tapan Sinha), Palatak (Tarun Mazumder / Yatrik), Charachar (Buddhadeb Dasgupta) and Koormavatara (Girish Kasaravalli).
A seminar on the 100 years of Indian cinema will also be organized on June 10th, Monday 5.00 PM. Eminent film scholars and teachers Mihir Bhattacharjee, Putul Mahmood and Shankarlal Bhattachayya will be on the panel which will be moderated by film critic Siladitya Sen.
Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s Documentary film on painter Ganesh Payne will be screened after the seminar.
Here is the screening schedule of the festival:-