Bhubaneswar: The 12th edition of the International Film Festival on Art and Artist presented by JD Centre of Art’s Film Forum began at IDCOL Auditorium here today.
The three-day festival will showcase films short, long, narrative, documentary, animation, and film essays along with the panel discussions, lectures, and workshops.
As many as 39 films of 11 countries in 15 foreign languages will be screened during the festival.
To pay tribute to late Nirad Mohapatra, veteran director in Odia cinema, International award winning films like ‘Maya Miriga’, ‘Ahalyara Bahaghara’, ‘Mayurbhanj ra Chhau Nrutya’, ‘Dhauligiri ra Shanti Stupa’ and ‘Pattachitra’ directed by , will be screened during the festival.
Apart from this, short film stories written by eminent writers Manoj Das and Gourahari Das will also be screened.
Besides, 12 Odia films and 12 films in other Indian languages will be screened during the festival.
Among the films, Iranian film ‘The Salesman’ by Asghar Farhadi, Argentinian film ‘The Secret in Their Eyes’, Swiss film ‘My Life as a Zucchini’ by Claude Barrass, Tom Lowe’s ‘Timescapes’, ‘Lakshmi ra Abhisara’ directed by Raj Gopal Mishra, Gurvinder Singh’s ‘Chauthi Kuta’, Satyajit Ray’s ‘’hatranj Ke Khiladi’ and Nirmal Chandra’s ‘The Face behind the Mask’ will be screened during the festival.
Besides, an exhibition showcasing traditional handicrafts, handlooms, and art books is also being organised at the festival.