BENGALURU: The eighth edition of the Bengaluru International Film Festival, BIFFES-2016 will be held from January 28 to February 3, simultaneously in Bengaluru and Mysuru, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said here on Saturday.
Speaking after launching the Bengaluru International Film Festival-2016’s official logo, he said the main objective of the event is to bring world cinema to Bengaluru.
He also named Shankar Mohan, former director of the International Film Festival of India, as adviser for the Bengaluru International Festival.
Claiming that the Bengaluru event had got the world’s attention in recent years, he said, “The government will extend all cooperation for its success.”
Rajendra Singh Babu, Chairman of the Karnataka Film Academy, said that an organising committee had been formed, of which Siddaramaiah was honorary chairman.
“While the inaugural event of the film festival will be held in Bengaluru, the valedictory function will be held at Mysuru, the cultural capital of the state,” he said.
The event will feature an official section, theme section, parallel sections, special theme section, academic activities,exhibitions, networking and other related sections.
He said the event will be more inclusive this time with greater participation from the Kannada and other Indian film industries.
Information Minister Roshan Baig, PWD Minister H C Mahadevappa, cine star and MLC Jayamala and other senior officials of the department were also present on the occasion.