Innovations in Moving Images: 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival proves Filmmaking is an Independent Art Form

Among all the categories, one of the newest and the most creative category is the ‘International Competition for Innovations in Moving Images’

At 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival, Photos by Antra Kumar/NewsGram

Kolkata, November 17, 2016: The celebration of cinema, art and culture is the primary agenda of the 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival and the grand fest keeps attracting more and more movie-buffs and scholars every day.

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The 22nd installment of the pompous cine-fest showcases movies from across the globe and there are multiple categories present in the festival this year that makes it quite interesting.

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The long queue for collecting the entry passes.

Among all the categories, one of the newest and the most creative category is the ‘International Competition for Innovations in Moving Images’. It includes some of the most amazing films around the world, created by some excellent artists. The jury members in this particular category include- Dan Wolman as the Chairperson, M. Lechi, and Saibal Chatterjee.

The movies to be screened in the festival under this creative category include-

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  • Glory- directed by Kristina Grozeva, and Petar Valchanov
  • Zoology- directed by Ivan Tverdovsky
  • A Decent Woman- directed by Lukas Valenta Rinner
  • My Father’s Wings- directed by Kivanc Sezer
  • Alifa – directed by Deep Choudhury
  • Amerikan Square- directed by Yannis Sakaridis
  • White Knights- directed by Razi Muhammed
  • Tree of Tongues in Tripura – directed by Joshy Joseph
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A still from the film ‘Tree of Tongues in Tripura.’ Youtube

All the movies depict the perspective of the category wonderfully and each of them is an exquisite work of art. Amidst the long queue that gets longer by the minute for collecting the entry passes, the crowd remains enthusiast and cheerful.

Along with the movie-screenings there is a chat session which is conducted every day in the evening. The topic of discussion of the chat-session on 16th November was- ‘Impact of Bengali Cinema on Indian Cinema’. The evening saw a heated discussion on the concerned topic and celebrities present at the event were- Sujoy Ghosh, Sujit Sarkar, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Arindam Shil and so on.

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With all its ‘glitz and glam’ the 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival keeps entertaining the audience and keeps the city of joy filled with fun and frolic.

– by Antara Kumar of NewsGram. Twitter: @ElaanaC


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