26th Kolkata International Film Festival opens on Jan 8th 2021.
26th Kolkata International Film Festival was scheduled to take place from 5th to 12th November, 2020. Due to Covid-19 Pandemic it has been rescheduled for Jan 8-15 2021.
This year, the inauguration of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) will be at Nabanna Sabhaghar. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate the festival only in the presence Organizing committee members. However, attempts are being made to get outstation celebrities to join the inauguration virtually, but confirmation is still awaited from the celebrities.
Among 1,170 movies submitted for consideration, the authorities selected 132 feature films, documentaries and short films to be screened at eight venues. Among these were 81 feature films, 50 short films and documentaries from 45 countries. As a special tribute to Soumitra Chatterjee, the festival will be inaugurated with the screening of ‘Apur Sansar’ on January 8 at Rabindra Sadan. His ‘Dekha’, ‘Ganadevata’, ‘Wheel Chair’, ‘Akash Kusum’, ‘Mayurakshi’, ‘Kony’, ‘Podokkhep’ and ‘Bohomaan’ will also be part of the special tribute section. Director Anubhav Sinha of ‘Thappad’, ‘Article 15’, ‘Mulk’ and ‘Ra.One’ fame has been invited to deliver the prestigious Satyajit Ray Memorial Lecture this year.
To watch the films please refer to the schedule at the link below