January 3rd to 10th, 2008
schedule-of-documentary-screenings-at-biffes-2008.xls (click to download)
For the venue, click on http://www.suchitrafest.in/pages/map.htm
Vikalp Bengaluru is happy to be curating the Documentary Section of the 2nd Bengaluru International Film Festival 2008. We have put together 30 documentaries for BIFFES 08 including a retrospective of US based Italian documentary filmmaker Gianfranco Norelli. Being the first time that documentaries are a part of BIFFES, we found it necessary to include 5 hours of Landmark Indian documentaries. This includes Satyajit Ray’s film on Rabindranath Tagore and works of Mani Kaul, Anand Patwardhan and Madhusree Dutta to name a few. In the International and Indian Current Trends Sections, we have focused mainly on documentaries that have been made in the last 2-3 years. These documentaries engage with diverse concerns – from the life of an Ethiopian immigrant in Israel to a tribute to Kumar Gandharva, and a whacky look at moustaches.
We are privileged to have Gianfranco Norelli with us. The Indian filmmakers who will participate include Deepa Dhanraj, Stalin K, Ashok Rane, Meghnath, Paromita Vohra, Chandra Siddan and Vinod Raja. We realise that our list is far from comprehensive, and there are many films glaringly absent, but we sincerely appreciate the response of all the filmmakers in sending us their films at short notice. We would also like to thank Michael Treves of JMT Films, Israel and the Films Division of India for sharing their films. A special thanks to our volunteers. And to Suchitra for inviting us.
We hope you, the audience, will enjoy the package of films we have put together for you.
schedule-of-documentary-screenings-at-biffes-2008.xls(click to download)
For the venue, click on: http://www.suchitrafest.in/pages/map.htm