Kolkata Film Festival
() is 2nd oldest international film festival in India, held in Kolkata
in the Indian
state of West Bengal
. The festival is organized by West Bengal Film Centre under the West Bengal Government. The 15th Kolkata Film Festival was celebrated from 10 to 17 November 2009.
Commemorating the glorious heritage of the Film Society movement, the Government of West Bengal created Nandan
the West Bengal Film Centre in 1985. Inaugurated by Satyajit Ray
, the centre started functioning from the year of its genesis. It has astounded countless film lovers of all over the world because of its marvelous hanging architecture.
Nandan not only provided the technical infrastructure for the film movement, but bestowed fruits to the Bengal intelligentsia for cerebral cultivation. From the moment of its foundation the Kolkatan film buffs demanded their own film festival that Bengal thoroughly deserved.
In 1995, Nandan organized its first ever independent film festival. Within a couple of years it was recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers' Associations – Paris), the international authority of film festival & sometimes called the most intellectual Film Festival in Asia. For years Nandan has marched forward in building a proper film culture, travelling parallel to the so-called mainstream. Now, the Kolkata Film Festival is in its 15th year and shares a permanent place in the international film festival calendar, showcasing films from all over the... Read More