CHENNAI: The International Film Festival in association with International Tamil Film Association (ITFA) and Seventh Channel Communications is back with its 14th edition. Inaugurated in Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts Robert Bramkamp, film professor, at Sathyam Cinemas, the screenings will be held at Russian Cultural Centre until November 11.
After director of Russian Cultural Centre, Mikhail Gorbatov, addressed the gathering, Manicam Narayanan from Seventh Channel said, “India and Russia will soon celebrate the 70th anniversary of our diplomatic relationships. Well, the first ever Russian film festival will launched next year.” Films from various countries including France, Iran, Spain, Slovia, and Egypt have been curated by Gloriana Sclvanathan, festival co-ordinator. The first day of the fest will bring feature films, followed by children movies and more over the next two days. Art Girls was screened post inauguration. Robert directed and wrote the film.
“I am very pleased with the festival and that movies away from the mainstream line were chosen by Gloriana. Revolving around daily life in Russia, the film is about art installations and is a social fiction,” he said, and introduced Susanne Weirich, art director and producer. The best films and technicians will be honoured with a trophy and a certificate at the end of the festival. The screenings are free and open to the public. Entry passes can be collected at Chettinad Chambers, Mylapore.
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