Kolkata film festival to screen Lihaaf in competition round

Rahat Kazmi’s upcoming movie Lihaaf which has already won hearts of people round the globe is all set to participate in 25th Kolkata International Film Festival
(KIFF) in Competition round next week.

Organized by West Bengal Film Centre and founded in 1995, KIFF is the second oldest international film festival in India. The organization is recognized by
International Federation of Film Producers’ Association (FIAPF-Paris), an
international authority of film festivals.

KIFF would be inaugurated by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the presence of Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Jaya Bachchan, Mahesh Bhatt, Rakhee Gulzar, Kumar Shahani among others at Netaji Indoor Stadium on
November 8. This year, the festival, which will continue till November 15, has received approximately 2,500 entries from 76 countries which includes 214 feature films, 152 short films and documentaries for competition and non-competition
rounds.

Nevertheless, the parameters of competition is on two levels, Indian and International level. Lihaaf would be participating in the competition of Indian Film Languages, consisting Roya Sadat, Ajja Husain, and Jeffrey Jeturian as jury members. Meanwhile, the Best Film would receive Rs 7 lakh and the Best Director in this category would receive cash prize of Rs 5 lakh alongwith Hiralal Sen
Memorial Award.

The festival would be attended by the starcast of Lihaaf along with the director and the producers in Kolkata. The team is excited to participate in the event after the successful screening of their film worldwide.

Directed by Rahat Kazmi, the film is produced by Tariq Khan, Zeba Sajid, Namita Lal, Ashish Wagh, Umesh Shukla and co-produced by Oscar winner Marc Baschet.
The film features Tannishtha Chatterjee, Sonal Sehgal and Anushka Sen in the
lead roles while Shoib Nikash Shah and Mir Sarwar would be seen in parallel lead roles. The film also showcases the director and the producers in special appearances while Naresh Kamath has given soul to the music. Stay tuned for the
festival schedule and tickets!

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