MUMBAI: The newly formed Indian Film Society of the UAE (IFSUAE) in association with the Embassy of India (Cultural Wing) would hold a three-day film festival in Abu Dhabi from 19 to 21 April. The event will introduce the public to the film society and its activities.
The three-day festival will also include seminars, lectures and dialogue with filmmakers. Through this festival, IFSUAE intends to facilitate education in the public in the knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the art of Indian classic and contemporary films.
Films such as Elippathayam, Kanasemba Kudureyaneri, Moner Manush and Umbartha‘ will be screened during the festival, which will also screen Arabic and Indian short films from UAE filmmakers and those made by Indian expatriate filmmakers. The directors of each of the four feature films being shown are scheduled to lead a seminar and discussion on April 20.
The festival will be inaugurated by India‘‘s Ambassador to the UAE M K Lokesh. It will be attended by well-known film personalities including Adoor Gopalkrishnan, Girish Kasaravalli, Jabbar Patel and Goutam Ghose.