The 11th edition of Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFes)

The 11th edition of Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFes) will be held during February 21 – 28, 2019.
The festival is being organized by the Karnataka Chalanachitra (Film) Academy for Government of Karnataka.
Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka State in India, is an important centre of International film culture in keeping with Karnataka’s glorious heritage and the State’s achievements in the fields of literature, fine arts, and cinema. The Kannada Film Industry has made significant contribution to the quality and range of cinematic expression and grown to produce over a 200 films every year. Films from Karnataka have won national and international recognition and critical acclaim at various International Film Festivals.
The 10th edition held during February 22 – March 01, 2018 in Bengaluru, was a resounding success with screening of 220 films across 12 screens from more than 45 countries, and witnessed by more than 9000 delegates (with 1,10,000 Footfalls), who enjoyed and appreciated the quality of cinema presented.
The Eleventh edition, to be held during February 21 – 28, 2019, in Bengaluru and will have different sections as mentioned below. Selection of films will be made by expert committees.
Like in the previous editions, Competitive sections for Asian, Indian and Kannada Cinema will also be held with handsome Cash prizes. An award for Lifetime achievement is also part of the film festival.
The festival will also host various forums for academic interactions on Filmmaking & Film Appreciation like seminars, Workshops, Master classes etc., for the benefit of film professionals, discerning audiences and students on different aspects of cinema.
A few highlight sessions this edition will be on VFX in regional films & OTT platforms perceiving the regional market which has been curated by Purple Arrow Films. Mr.B.S.Srinivas who is one of the Directors of Purple Arrow Films & also the Secretary of ABAI, an Association for AVGC in Karnataka will be moderating & speaking in both the sessions.
The sessions will be on Feb 23rd, Saturday as per the details below:
Session 1 at 2:30pm with Prasad Sutar, Co-Founder and VFX Supervisor, NY VFXWaala on “Visual Effects in Regional Films - Importance & Effectiveness”.
Session 2 at 3.30pm with Suriya Narayanan.R, South India Content Head & Executive Producer - ZEE5 (OTT Platform) & Gangadhar Salimath - State award winning Kannada Film Director on “OTT platforms perceiving the regional market - Challenges and Opportunities”.
These sessions will help in creating awareness among the filmmakers, film fraternity, film critics, discerning cineastes from amongst the general public & International and National film Institutes & distribution agencies/organizations, on challenges & opportunities in regional content market.


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