MUMBAI: Rajan Khosa’s Gattu has become the second film chosen to be
screened at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) in
the Generation Kplus segment. Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Don 2 will also
feature in the festival.
Produced by the Children Film Society of India (CFSI),
Gattu has been acclaimed at other fests too.
The Shah Rukh Khan film will screen for two reasons: the film, being
financed by the German government, would attract viewers there;
besides, in the process, it would have its German premiere.
A total of 58 short and full-length films from 32 countries have been
selected for the Generation Kplus and Generation 14-plus competitions.
Two of these films will be screening out of competition.
of the International jury are- Scottish documentary
filmmaker, Mark Cousins, author and festival programmer,
Rasmus Horskjær from Denmark, film commissioner
for children and youth at the Danish Film Institute
Frieder Schlaich, German filmmaker cum producer and
distributor Marité Ugas from Peru, director
of the film El Chico Que Miente, Maxine Williamson
from Australia, and artistic director of the Asian
Pacific Screen Academy.
The festival will be held from 9-19 February.