fb   twitter   g+

Subscribe to NewsWagon



Don't miss a single story. Subscribe now.

Final List of films for Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF 2014) releases

 26 July 2014
fb   twitter   g+
The final list of shortlisted films for the 3rd edition of Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF), which will be held at Leh, Ladakh from 27 – 29th June 2014, has been released. The jury includes renowned film critic Klaus Eder, Gen Secy of International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) & Maxine Williamson, Head Asia Pacific Screen Awards. This year’s focus will be on Korean cinema, with contemporary Korean films taking centre stage.  The theme for LIFF 2014 is ‘Spirituality & Camaraderie’ & the festival will culminate with The Dalai Lama holding KAALCHAKRA (special preaching), which is held once in four years. 

Announcing the details, Melwyn Williams Chirayath, Founder & Festival Director, LIFF said “LIFF, in its 3rd edition, is proud to announce a cross section of films, which will be screened at the picturesque venue. These include international feature films, Documentaries from India, short films (national – international) and Indian feature films. In addition there will be a special retrospective on legendary film director Akiro Kurosawa. Tributes will be paid to Hindi film industry veterans Faroque Shaikh (by Deepti Naval) and Nanda, who passed away this year. The festival will open with Kamal Swaroop’s ‘Rangbhoomi’, based on Dadasaheb Phalke’s book on theatre by the same name. Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Ugly’ will be showcased at the Green Carpet Premiere of LIFF 2014, at White Lotus School, an open air venue with a capacity of 20,000 people.” 

Shyam Benegal, Chairman LIFF added “The Ladakh International Film Festival has come of age. It is now an important film festival of South Asia. It also has the distinction of being the only International film festival on the roof of the world ringed by the tallest mountains of the Himalayas. Come to Ladakh International Film Festival in Leh where you will see the best of the world cinema of 2014.” 

For details contact:
Meghna Dubey /Siraj Shah

Media Contact:
Prasad Tamhane / Anoop Shetty (0) 98212 83009 / (0) 98209 94009


Patron quotes:
Govind Nihalani “Cinema is magic, Cinema is poetry, Cinema unites

Films to be showcased:

COMPETITION - FEATURE

1.THE RETURN - HOME COMING. (VENEZUELA), 107 Minutes, First Director movie
2.Q – (Hindi) India, 96 Minutes
3.KAFIRON KI NAMAAZ (Hindi, English, Kashmiri) , India, 149 Minutes
4.TOURIST (Iran)
5.WET LETTERS (Iran)
6.GOOD FELLOWS (Iran)
7.GEM OF SEVEN SEAS (Iran)
8.ALL ALONE (Iran)


COMPETITION - DOCUMENTARY

1.NOT ANYMORE (Syria)
2.ROQUE DALTON – LETS SHOOT THE NIGHT (Cuba)
3.THE GENIUS OF SREENIVASAN RAMANUJAN (English) India
4.SCATTERED WINDOWS CONNECTED DOORS (English ) India
5.SONGS OF THE BLUE HILLS (Nagamese) - India
6.WHITE VAN STORIES (English/Tamil/Sinhalese)
7.ZAKOPIANCZYCY (Polish)- India
8.YUGADRASHTA – THE VISIONARY (Assamese)
9.CANDLE IN THE WIND
10.DAMMED


COMPETITION - SHORTS

1.MUSSALLAM IMAN (Hindi)
2.SEBA BOU (Odiya)
3.THE BREADFRUIT TREE (English/Hindi/Marathi)
4.IN THE WINK OF AN EYE (Khasi)
5.LITTLE HANDS (Silent)
6.V-CHITHIRAM (Tamil)
7.VILLARI (Hindi)
8.IF I HAD THE WINGS
9.IRAVU (Tamil)


INDIAN FEATURE
 

1.RUPKATHA NOY – NOT A FAIRY TALE (Bengali)
2.DOZAKH IN SEARCH OF HEAVEN (Hindi)
3.NANGNA KAPPA PAKCHADE (Manipuri)
4.LUNCH BOX
5.ENGLISH VINGLISH
6.CHARULATA
7.THE WOUND
8.VASUNDHARA
9.KATHAVEED- HOUSE OF STORIES
10.ADOMYA
11.72 MILES EK PRAVAS


INDIAN DOCUMENTARY
 

1.AN ENCOUNTER WITH FACES
2.SUPERMAN OF MALEGAON
3.GAUTAM THE BUDDHA
4.ODANTAPURI MAHAVIHARA


INDIAN SHORTS
 

1.KHAROCH
2.LOHPATH
3.TRAVELLER
4.HAIRCUT
5.BOL
6.KHOON LTD.
7.SNACKS AND MORE
8.SIRF KHULI KHIDKI
9.IN THIS CITY
10.SAARTHI
11.KURANGU
12.CHASING THE RAINBOW
13.THE CLOSET LOVER
14.MIRACLE BABIES
15.PRAN KARO
16.FUTURE OF INSURANCE
17.BEYONND THE HILL
18.WHAT IF (ADOLF HITLER)


INTERNATIONAL FEATURE
 

1.THE STALKER– ITALIA/CANADA, 2014
2.NOTES FROM THE NEW WORLD - USA, 2011
3.THE LEGEND OF GOHARAN, IRAN
4.SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER... AND SPRING, KOREA (FOCUS COUNTRY)
5.JOINT SECURITY AREA, KOREA (FOCUS COUNTRY)
6.POETRY, KOREA (FOCUS COUNTRY)


INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY
 

1.STREAM OF LOVE 2013, HUNGARY,
2.SOUL FOOD STORIES 2013, BULGARIA/FINLAND,
3.DIVERSA MENTE, UN’ESISTENZA OUTSIDER – ITALY, 2013


INTERNATIONAL SHORTS
 

1.AD ESEMPIO– ITALY, 2013
2.ANACLETO– ITALY, 2013
3.NAVAJO SONG – RUSSIA
 
fb   twitter   g+

More in In-Newz