MUMBAI: The second International Women’s Film Festival (IWFF) will be held in
Close to 130 award winning films in various international festival circuits from 30 countries will be showcased at this festival. It will have competitive sections in feature and documentary categories for best director and film.
A special retrospective of movies made by Aparna Sen and Bengali actor turned director Shatabdi Roy’s maiden film Avinetri are the highlights of this festival. As a part of the Indian panorama, it will also have Prema Kranth’s Janmadinam; Ananya Chatterjee’s Dwitiya Paksha; Leena Bajaj’s Shabd and Santana Bardolui’s Adajya. The festival will be flagged off with Sharada Ramanathan’s film Srinagaram.
Thirteen feature and documentary films from
The festival will even have a ‘Male Voice’ section; where five films will be screened. They are Goutam Ghosh’s Yatra; Buddhadep Dasgupta’s Kaalpurush; Girish Kasaravalli’s Nai Neeralu and Saibal Mitra’s Sanshay.
Shaymali Banerjee is the festival director while veteran actress Madhabi Mukherjee is the chairperson. The jury for the feature film competion is headed by Malti Sahai with Katalin Wajda from
Leading Bangladeshi writer Daud Haider with Indian actress Mita Vasishth and filmmaker Sajo Sing will judge the competitive section for non-feature films.
According to Shaymali Banerjee, “The objective of this IWFF is to enhance talented woman filmmakers working independently around the world. The festival is a part of women’s empowerment project.”