NEW DELHI: An exciting variety of 224 films which includes feature length, short films, narratives and documentaries from around the world will be screened at the 7th Columbia Gorge International Film Festival (CGIFF).
The festival starting from 1 August will be held for a period of 17 days in the Vancouver city of Washington DC.
The witty comedy Frank v/s God opens the festival screening at the beautiful Angaelica Farms. Writer and Director Stewart Schill will attend the event and participate in a post-screening Q&A. A live music performance from The Solars will precede the screening.
CGIFF is a production of Angaelica, a non-profit organisation rooted in the arts and ecology. Unlike many film festivals, the CGIFF experience really shares its home with outdoor screenings and exciting non-film programming; bridging the vibrant experience of the Pacific Northwest to film festival audiences and filmmakers alike.
There will be workshops and guest conversation events on screenwriting, casting and animation, apart from a curated lineup of live music and stand-up comedy performances.
The festival includes ‘Yatra’ a short film by Mayur Bondre which is a photographic expedition in six cities of India – Mumbai, Pune, Benares, Allahabad, Agra, and Delhi to learn the concepts of life, identity, love, culture spirituality and moksha.
On select dates, the CGIFF takes a break from their screening schedule and dedicates these days to enjoying specially programmed outdoor Activities.
“It is such a beautiful environment up here”, stated CGIFF founder and executive director Breven Warren.
“We consider the fest an exchange, of sorts. One where fantastic filmmakers can share their work with our audiences and in return our audiences essentially share the sights and gifts of their gorgeous backyard,” he added.