Filmmaker International Film Festival – CIFFI 2021 is due to launch on December 15 with the screening of 438 films from 111 countries
Noida: The third edition of the Cineaste International Film Festival of India – CIFFI 2021 is ready to entertain moviegoers and screen 438 films selected from 3130 films submitted by filmmakers from 111 countries. The seven-day gala event which is the world’s first international hybrid film festival by educational institutions in two countries is hosted by DME Media School of Delhi Metropolitan Education, Noida, India in association with the School of Communications and Creative Arts, Deakin University, Australia, December 15-21.
No less than 3,130 748-hour film admissions were received from around the world in over 40 different languages. These were previewed and judged through a two-part selection process. In the first stage, 438 films lasting 45 hours were selected to be screened during the festival. During the second stage, a jury of 4 members selected the winning films.
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This time the festival will be bigger than ever with such a large number of films and participation from all continents of the globe. These films are categorized into seven competitive categories – Short Films, Fiction Films, Documentaries, Commercials, Musicals, Animated Films and COVID-19 Lockdown Newspapers.
In addition to the film screening, CIFFI 2021 will have 21 sessions where more than 70 experts from the world of cinema will deliberate on various aspects of cinema keeping in mind the theme of the festival. Cinematic rejuvenation. All these sessions will be broadcast live on social networks while the screening of the films will be broadcast live on another platform.
Dr Ambrish Saxena, Festival Director, CIFFI 2021 and Dean DME Media School, Noida, expressed hope that âthis year the festival will offer a wider canvas with the inclusion of films from all corners and corners of the world. “.
Dr Vikrant Kishore, Festival Director, CIFFI 2021 and Course Director, Film, Television and Animation, Deakin University, Melbourne, said that âthis year we are focusing on Australian Indian stories in Australian films. and the seven specialized roundtables will see Australo-Indians sharing their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities in Australian media â.
Dr Susmita Bala, Festival Associate-in-Chief, CIFFI 2021 and Director of DME Media School, mentioned the active participation of the students in this film festival stating that âthe students have been involved in the preselection, selection, documentation and take responsibility for running different sessions during the festival â.
CIFFI 2021 is supported by 13 partners, including Cover Drive Productions, Vigyan Prasar, CMS Vatavaran, KidzCinema, CultureCinema, We Care and Delhi International Film Festival (DIFF) as festival partners and Global Media Education Council (GMEC), Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA), Indian Academy of Shorts (IAS) and New Delhi Film Foundation (NDFF) as institutional partners. The Policy Times and APN News are the media partners of this mega film festival.
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