Unveiling film fest logo, CM stresses need to follow Covid protocols
The 13th Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFes), to be held from March 24 to 31, will come as a welcome treat for Bengalureans who were starved of cultural fare during the long pandemic-related lockdown of 2020.
The BIFFes organising committee, meeting in Bengaluru under the chairmanship of Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday, chose ‘The Importance of Indian Performing Arts’ as the festival theme. BIFFes is being jointly organized by the Karnataka Information and Publicity Department and the Karnataka Film Academy.
Unveiling this year’s festival logo, the CM said BIFFes has won national and international acclaim and would likely be recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations), which he called a “welcome development”. The CM stressed the need for Covid protocols to be followed during the film fest.
PVR in Orion Mall
Information and Publicity Minister CC Patil said around 200 of the best films from over 50 countries would be exhibited on 11 screens of PVR Cinemas in Orion Mall at Rajajinagar.
Karnataka Film Academy chairman Sunil Puranik said the categories would include Asian cinema, Chitrabharati for Indian films and Kannada films, world cinema, grand classics and films of Indian, foreign and Kannada cinema stalwarts, along with films picked by the Federation of International Film Critics. Film lovers will also be able to attend talks and discussions with noted film directors, artists and technicians from India and abroad. BIFFes will also give international exposure to Kannada cine talent, Puranik noted.
ಮಾರ್ಚ್ 24 ರಿಂದ 13ನೇ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಅಂತಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಚಲನಚಿತ್ರೋತ್ಸವ https://t.co/rL5ytsNMjC#ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು #Bangalore #Bengaluru #Karnataka #BangaloreInternationalFilmFestival #KarnatakaFilmAcademy #FIAPF .@KarnatakaVarthe .@CMofKarnataka .@BSYBJP— Thebengalurulive/ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಲೈವ್ (@bengalurulive_) February 19, 2021
Among those present at Friday’s meeting chaired by the CM were Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce president D R Jairaj, Kannada actors Shruti, Tara, film producer Rockline Venkatesh, and DIPR Secretary Anjum Parvez and Commissioner PS Harsha.