Film Festivals from Europe 2nd Edition

Embassy of Belgium with Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI), Goethe institute Max Mueller Bhavan, Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, Camões-Portuguese Embassy Cultural Centre & Embassy of Switzerland in India, in association with Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, & Culture Monks present the 1st edition of the ‘ Festivals from Europe” in Kolkata, from September 30, 2016 to October 2, 2016, at the Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata. The festival is been supported by Iris Home Fragrance & Sampark Publishing . 91.9 Friends FM is the offcial radio partner. This film festival brings together a selection of 11 short films, 4 documentaries, 5 long feature films from the following film festivals in Europe – Berlinale (Germany , Festival Du Film D’amour De Mons (Belgium) , Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival (Portugal) , Festival del Film Locarno (Switzerland) & Rome Independent Film Festival (Italy).

The following eminent film and festival directors from Europe will be present at the festival to conduct masterclasses and interact with the film lovers of Kolkata. Lionel Baier (Film Director) from Locarno , from FIFA Mons: Mr. André Ceuterick, Executive Officer of the ‘Festival du Film d’Amour de Mons’ (aka FIFA), from Rome RIFF: Simone Mariani (film director) and Sanjay Kansa Banik (tabla maestro). One of the documentaries from Rome International Film Festival (RIFF) ‘IN VIAGGIO CON LA TABLA (A journey on the tabla)’ , is based on Sanjay Kansa Banik – a tabla maestro from Kolkata, now living in Italy, . Sanjay Kansa Banik, will also be performing live at the festival. This documentary has been partially shot in Kolkata. All the directors & special guests the festival are open to discussion and interviews by the press and media. Apart from the film screening, live performances, street theater, art installations and an exhibition will also be organized. The inauguration program of the festival will feature an interdisciplinary storytelling performance by Culture Monks, called ‘Digambarin’ , based on Kali.

An exhibit a book-installation collaboratively conceived and produced by members of the Patachitra community of Midnapur, Participatory Publishing Praxis, ESEDS School of Ethical and Sustainable Design, and other participants. Among the other live act , theatre group ‘Prosthan’ , will be presenting their play ‘Ki Korte Eschechen (Why are you here?). Live music performances will also be held throughout the day.

Event Brief Name : Film Festivals from Europe Venue : Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kokata Dates & Times : Sep 30 & Oct 1 ( 11am – 9pm) . Oct 2 (10 am – 9 pm) We look forward to you participation during the festival in order to make it a grand success.

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