Season 2 of the Indus Valley International Film Festival (IVIFF), powered by SAFACH (South Asia Forum for Art & Creative Heritage) set off in motion yesterday, giving cinephiles a taste of the best from the industry. IVIFF is South Asia's first-ever borderless digital film festival and it will go on till the 10th of October, much to our delight. The fest is a celebration of the art of cinema and this season, participants will get to indulge in film screenings, workshops, masterclasses, interaction with celebrities, concerts, an award ceremony and so on. Today, they're screening 4 films which have been much-awaited and stalwarts from the film fraternity from all across the country and beyond, are gonna be online to watch the magic brew on screen.
Hundred Rupees by TR Gaudel at 3 PM (IST)
Hundred Rupees directed by TR Gaudel, is a short film from Nepal and the plot revolves around a mother-daughter duo and widespread sexual harassment in our society. It speaks of how education is a must for the safety of the future generations!
Dance of Joy by Aparajita Ghosh at 3 PM (IST)
Dance of Joy is a documentary by director Aparajita Ghosh and it showcases 'Rabindra Nritya' which is a unique dance forms- a blend of other dance styles like Manipuri, Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kabuki, Kandi and so on. If you're into the artform of dance, then this is a must-watch!
Kadakh by Rajat Kapoor at 5 PM (IST)
Kadakh by Rajat Kapoor will be premiering today and it is dramedy-thriller which deals with an extra-marital love-affair and a death at the end. This film is of 1 hour and 48 mins and it promises to be enveloped in all the necessary ingredients of a brilliant creation on screen.
Chitrakut by Himanshu Malik at 8 PM (IST)
The 2nd day of the fest will conclude with Chitrakut, film by director Himanshu Malik, which revolves around the lives of 5 people, their journey of change and metamorphosis as they search for love and companionship. It falls under the category of drama and the duration will be of 2 hours and 5 minutes.
All the 4 screenings will be wrapped with interactions and this will be a brilliant opportunity for cinephiles to network, seek collaborations, co-produce and rise together in this sector. IVIFF is truly combining the spirit of cinema from major regions, like no other!