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.
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.
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.
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.