Pune International Film Festival 2013 announces line-up

By NewsDesk • Published on January 9, 2013

PIFF 2013The 11th Pune International Film Festival (January 10-17, 2013) has announced its slate for 2013. These films will be screened under nine sections: International Competition, Marathi Competition, Student Competition (live action and animation), Global Cinema, Country Focus, Retrospective, Tribute, Indian Cinema and Regional Cinema.

Israeli film Hayuta and Berl by Amir Manor will open the festival on 10th January. See the schedule here.

Feature films at the festival contend for the Best Film, Best Director and Government of Maharashtra “Sant Tukaram” Best International Marathi Film Award.  The Marathi films in competition will vie for the Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography Awards. The Student Competition will also have a Special Award and a cash prize.

Eighty contemporary films from more than 50 countries will be screened under the Global Cinema section. Hungary and South Korea will be the Countries in Focus with the screening of six and seven films, respectively. The Retrospective section will celebrate the works of Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni, French director Claude Chabrol, Indian music director Vasant Desai and Indian actress Smita Patil. See here for online delegate registration. 

Marathi Competition

Tukaram by Chandrakant Kulkarni

Pune 52 by Nikhil Mahajan

What’s Your Religion? by Satish Manwar

Samhita by Sumitra Bhave

Anumati by Gajendra Ahire

BP Balak Palak by Ravi Jadhav

Kaksparsh by Mahesh Manjrekar


World Competition

White Lions / Beli Lavovi by Lazar Ristovski (Serbia)

The Last Step / Pele Akher by Ali Mosaffa (Iran)

The Tortoise, an incarnation / Kurmavatara by Girish Kasaravalli (India)

The Delay / La Demora by Rodrigo Pla (Uruguay – Mexico – France)

Rose / Roza by Wojciech Smarzowski (Poland)

The Towrope / La Sirga by Vega William (Columbia – France – Mexico)

The Parade / Parade by Srdjan Dragojevic (Serbia – Slovenia – Croatia – Montenegro – Macedonia)

Barbara by Christian Petzold (Germany)

80 Million / 80 Milionow by Waldemar Krzystek (Poland)

Hella W by Juha Wuolijoki (Finland – Estonia)

Frozen Silence / Silencio en la nieve by Gerardo Herrero (Spain – Lithuania)

Araf – Somewhere in Between by Yesim Ustaoglu (Turkey – France – Germany)

The Fifth Season of the Year / Piata Pora Roku by Jerzy Domaradzki (Poland)


Student Competition (Live Action)

Allah is Great (India)

Back Against The Wall (Belgium)

Last Calls (Israel)

My Father is Bjorn Borg (Spain)

Reaching Out To Mama (Russia)

Shoot the Moon (USA)

Silent River (Romania)

The Genius from Quintino (Portugal)

The Greyhounds (Spain)

The Minutes, The Hours (Cuba)

Bawdi (India)


Student Competition (Animation)

Abuelas (UK)

Chocolate Bacon (USA)

Contre Temps (France)

Flippin the Bird (Dublin, Ireland)

Friendsheep (Spain)

Howl (Israel)

In Between (France)

Kachho Gadulo (India)

Masquerade (USA)

Mirage (India)

Strings (Israel)

The Renter (USA)


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