MUMBAI: The three-day Nasik Film Festival is schedule to begin on 23 March. This year, the festival is dedicated to Dadasaheb Phalke, father of the Indian cinema.
The event boasts of a line-up of events that include documentaries, award winning short films, workshops, competitions, intellectual discussions combined with wine appreciation workshops, visiting vineyards and attending wine and cheese festivals.
The festival, now in its fourth year, is supported by Government of Maharashtra and Film Division of India.
It will also include screenings from the European Film Academy‘s award winning package, French films by the Alliance de Francaise and poetic documentaries from the Baltic region of Europe.
The festival will also see conversations with personalities like Shyam Benegal, Sudhir Mishra, Prahlad Kakkar, VG Samant and Javed Jafferi, on animation films, art of stills, adapting to changing audience and others.
The festival will also conduct a first of a kind workshop by the Indian Documentary Foundation, wherein 16 participants, divided in teams, will produce a documentary on their perspective of Nasik city in four days.
Renowned documentary filmmaker from Lithuania, Audrius Stonys, will guide them through the schedule from ideation to screening.
The Nasik film festival will honour Manoj Kumar with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Three films of Dev Anand will be screened in the retrospective section.
The festival will unveil the ‘First Look‘ of Pahlaj Nihalani‘s Avatar.