NEW DELHI: The globally acclaimed documentary ‘Side by Side’ produced by Keanu Reeves and directed by Christopher Kenneally will be the opening film at the 0110 International Digital Film Festival 2013 (IDDF 2013).
A high profile jury including Kabir Khan, Vinay Pathak and Sudhir Mishra among other eminent names will adjudge the films.
The fifth edition of this festival will be held from 26 January to 1 February at The India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, where the focus would be more on movie screenings, and then travel to Whistling Woods¸ Mumbai, from 2 February till 8 February, where there would also be a week long itinerary of industry workshops and seminars in addition to the screenings.
This year, like in the previous editions, the festival is slated to draw big names including industry figureheads such as Sudhir Mishra, Anurag Kashyap, Q (Qaushik Mukherjee – director of Gandu), Roysten Able, Vikram Bhatt and renowned Hollywood producer Jason Kilot, amongst others.
Festival director Madhureeta Anand said: “The festival is not limited to competing and screening of cinema, it is a destination for genuine cinema centric education with interactive workshops and seminars headed by some of the most prominent names of the fraternity. 0110 IDFF’s core aim is to promote the all pervasive digital medium of cinema but more importantly to bridge the gap between indigenous and international cinema. Creating a common platform for liberal interactions and exchange, broadening the horizon of Indian cinema and film makers as a whole.” Anand conceived the festival.
“The success of any endeavour lies in the amalgamation of the new and the old” she added.
An annual event, 0110 IDFF is a platform which upholds the format of digital film making and acknowledges the fact that digital format has metamorphosed in to a well-accepted medium from a limited medium of film making. It continues to be an exclusive medium of interaction between global filmmakers using the digital medium. The festival is categorized in such a way that that it touches all faculties of digital cinema which includes feature films, documentaries, films made by students, films shot on mobiles, digital art installations and animation and special effects.