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Kolkata Film Festival


Why Bangladeshi film ‘The Salt in Our Waters’ mirrors Indian coastal and religious concerns

January 23, 2021 12:43 pm

Rezwan Shahriar Sumit’s debut feature, which finds a vulnerable fishing community at the centre of a tussle between climate-change impact and religious conservatism, won NETPAC Best Film award at Kolkata International Film Festival and is nominated for the Ingmar Bergman award

Kolkata International Film Festival: Faced no govt interference on creative side, says Aussie filmmakers

November 13, 2018 12:33 am

Total 26 films from Australia are being screened at KIFF, including an eight-film retrospective on Philip Noyce and a Contemporary Australian Cinema section.

From stamps to posters: Exhibition on 100 years of Bengali cinema a hit

November 13, 2018 12:24 am

Meanwhile, another exhibition on 100 years of Australian cinema was also being held at 24th Kolkata International Film Festival. Australia is the focus country of this edition of the film festival.

India diverse country, should celebrate plurality: Mahesh Bhatt

November 11, 2018 6:21 am

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of 24th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), Bhatt spoke about the Chinese mystical bird which has one eye and one wing and is incomplete till it meets the other half to complete it.

Kolkata: CM wants festival’s next inaugural event at Salt Lake stadium

November 11, 2018 5:56 am

"We have Salt Lake stadium which can accommodate one lakh people. If weather permits and technical aspects are taken care of, we can hold the inaugural ceremony of the festival there,” Chief minister Mamata Banerjee said.

KIFF 2015: 'Mamata Banerjee push helped event become most expensive film festival'

November 20, 2015 12:44 am

From quirky posters to a long-drawn promotional campaign, the organisers had left no stones unturned to ensure that KIFF grabs adequate media attention this year.

Amitabh Bachchan to inaugurate Kolkata Film Festival

November 03, 2015 8:20 pm

Amitabh Bachchan will inaugurate the upcoming 21st edition of Kolkata Film Festival.

Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, SRK fire-up Kolkata film fest's opening

November 11, 2014 1:06 pm

Draped in uttariyas (stoles) gifted by Mamata Banerjee, the Bachchan clan seated on the dais, set the evening on fire with their oomph, charisma and reiteration of their links to Bengal.

Star-studded beginning for Kolkata film festival

November 11, 2013 5:19 am

Declaring the festival open,Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that it will be competitive event from its next edition.

WB to honour Sushmita,Rani,Bipasha,Konkona at Kolkata Film Festival

November 05, 2013 11:19 am

The idea is to award 'Panch Kanya' (Five Women) from Bengal who have done well in Bollywood.


Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Vidya Balan inaugurate Kolkata Film Festival

November 15, 2015 8:46 pm

Amitabh Bachchan along with wife Jaya Bachchan, actresses Vidya Balan and Sharmila Tagore inaugurated the 21st edition of the Kolkata Film Festival in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.