India's only dedicated international digital film festival (IDFF)
will now be held in both Mumbai and Delhi. While in Delhi it will
be held from 26 January to 1 February, the Mumbai part will be held
from 2 to 8 February.
2013 edition, would be attended by celebrities like Naseeruddin
Shah, Konkana Sen Sharma, Sudhir Mishra, Irrfan, Zoya Akhtar and
Imtiaz Ali along with German film director Werner Herzog and independent
filmmaker Jason Kliot.
competition has been classified into four categories: student films,
fiction, documentary and digital art and animation, a statement
from the organisers of the festival stated. The festival will only
accept films shot in the digital format as it supports and helms
the new age of filmmaking that IDFF stands for, it added.
Festival director Madhureeta Anand, " IDFF has been a great
success in its earlier editions. Last year, we had quality participation
from over 60 countries. This time around we are aiming at being
even bigger and better and have taken the festival to Mumbai as
well. Along with encouraging contemporary filmmaking and modernisation
of the creative process, we are keenly looking at involving the
audiences in the festival."
will also be a Bring Your Own Film corner, a platform where anyone
can present his/her film if they manage to raise a crowd of above
the years, the festival has served as a platform for young amateur
and professional filmmakers to showcase their talent among a crowd
of film enthusiasts as well as an eminent film jury.