Shivendra Singh Dungarpur to inaugurate IFFT-Orange Online Short & Docu Film Festival
Filmmaker Shivendra Singh Dungarpur will inaugurate the first edition of the International Online Short and Documentary film festival jointly organized by the Orange Academy and the IFFT on September 21. Thrissur Corporation Mayor Ajitha Jayarajan will preside over the function which will be streamed online.
The three-day Online Film Festival will have competition and non-competition sessions. The major highlight of the festival is the tributes to two recently expired film personalities- Gaston Roberge, who is known as the father of film studies in India, and Jiri Menzel, filmmaker who is a pioneer of the Czech New Wave cinema.
The other important packages are a retrospective on great Chilean documentary filmmaker Patricio Guzman, a country focus on Japan, 100th birth anniversary of Satyajith Ray, Masters & classics on Norman Mclaren, select documentaries produced by the EMMRC, Calicut University and a session on jury chairman, PN Ramachandra’s short and documentary films.