IDFF to show in Mumbai and Delhi

MUMBAI: 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.

The 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.

The 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.

Said 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."

There 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 30 people.

Over 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.

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