MUMBAI: Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival, which was earlier supposed to be held in July, has now been postponed to October.
The film world has significantly changed during the last decade and the choice of July (in India) for a world class Film Festival is no longer perceived as the best option. Thus the festival Core Committee has finally chosen October as the permanent date for Osian’s-Cinefan. The Government of NCT of Delhi is in agreement with this decision.
Additionally, the Festival has also been rescheduled keeping in mind the unbearable temperatures and humidity that the capital experiences in the month of July.
Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival director general Mani Kaul said, "Wonderful feature and short films for different sections of the festival are streaming into our office by the day. Perhaps for the first time in some years Osian’s-Cinefan will be proud to consolidate a formidable and varied presence of young Indian cinema. It was time for us, finally, to leap into October – we are now eager to start the ball rolling on an exciting winter season of culture across India, this year and every coming year."
Meanwhile, Jashn-Osianama, Osian’s new annual Festival for the Visual Arts & Culture will be held in both Mumbai and New Delhi at its stipulated time. The best of Indian, Asian and World art, cinema and culture will be exhibited at the Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai from 26 June to 2 July and in New Delhi at the Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre from 4 – 21 July.