PIFF to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi celebrating his 150th birth anniversary ·More than 150 movies will be shown Pune.The Pune International Film Festival (PIFF), one of the most awaited and admired film festivals of India will take place in Pune in between January 10th and 17th. Organized by the Pune Film Foundation and Maharashtra Government, this is the 17th consecutive year of this prestigious film fest. This year being the 150th year of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth Anniversary, PIFF will pay homage to him having it as a central theme.
The 8 day long PIFF will showcase about 150 plus films carefully selected from 1634 films that are received from 114 countries across the globe. The festival will be showcased in 10 screens at 4 different venues located in Pune. City Pride Kothrud is the main venue for the festival. City Pride Satara Road, City Pride Mangala and National Films Archives of India (NFAI) are the other venues.
As always, the festival would be loaded with workshops, seminars and film centric panel discussions.
Talking about this year’s theme, Dr. Patel said,
‘‘Mahatma Gandhi’s contribution is not limited to the struggle of Indian Independence. His thoughts influenced the world and have its effect on many Indian and World movies too. This year along with other movies, PIFF will showcase some selected movies based on the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.’’
The competitive and non competitive sections involved in this year’s PIFF are as follows.
1) World Competition
2) Marathi Competition Non- Competitive Sections 1) Awardees 2) Student Section i) Live Action ii)Animation
3) Theme- ‘In search of truth- Celebrating 150 year birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’
5) Country Focus
7) Asian Cinema
8) Global Cinema
10) Indian Cinema
11) Marathi Cinema Today
12) Special Screening
. Students (above 18 years), Film Club members (with valid ID) and senior citizens (over 60 years), the catalogue fee is at a discounted rate of Rs.600/- whereas for open category it is Rs.800/-. More info about PIFF call : 020 24265161