7th Nov 2019
Press Release : LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV-WORLD CINE FEST 2019
Literature, Illusion, Film Frame Tv & Theatre India, LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV-WORLD CINE FEST 2019 is the Third Edition of LIFFT INDIA AWARDS & FILMOTSAV. Riju Bajaj, founder of Lifft India, is trying to nourish the art of cinema and other allied art forms and keep it going ahead by way of promoting through various activities under the umbrella of ‘Lifft India’.
The overwhelming response from the international film fraternity lapped up the third edition of the LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2019, which is slated to screen over 250 films in various categories from 40 countries between 12th dec – 16th dec at Fariyas Resort in Lonavla.
The filmotsav will showcase four films of Ashish Avikuntak in the ‘Director In Focus’ segment.
There will be Conversation Sessions with the film makers & eminent actors and the festival will be attended by Tannishtha Chatterjee, Vani Tripathi Tikoo, Sushmita Mukherjee, Ravi Rai, Vidya Shah, Vikas Sharma, Vinay Shukla, Parthiv Shah, Inamul Haq, Rajesh Touchriver, Chitranjan Giri and many others.
There will also be a book reading, Stage play and master class and panel discussions daily between 6pm to 10pm by Nandita Puri, Ravi Rai, Abhiram Bhadkamkar to name a few.
The conversation sessions and master classes will be conducted and moderated by Nandita Puri and Riju Bajaj.
Lifft India fashion show marks display of mesmerizing designs of Mumtaz Khan on 14th dec 2019.
Shivani Tibrewala will conduct a theatre workshop with Lifft India Repertory actors during the festival dates and will present a short play prepared during the workshop at the end of the fest.
Lifft India will also showcase a painting exhibition of legendary painter Late. Shri. Haku Shah as a tribute to his work and celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150 years by displaying Nitya Gandhi series of paintings .
LIFFT INDIA starts with recognizing and felicitating an ace editor Mr. Vikas Sharma with Life Time Achievement LIFFT INDIA Award 2019 for his overall contribution to Indian television especially in the field of editing on 12th Dec 2019. Mr. Vikas has edited over one hundred serials and 25000 episodes and various films made under the banner of Balaji Telefilms. The award will be presented to him during the opening ceremony.
Lifft India Awards are specially dedicated and named after the eminent film personalities as a mark of tribute to Renu Saluja, Ismail Merchant, Khemchand Prakash, Samir Chanda, V.K.Murthy and Om Puri. The Om Puri award for best actor is in conjunction with Om Puri Foundation.
Opening Ceremony on 12th Dec at 6pm will be celebrated with short Solo play Nari Bai by Sushmita Mukherjee. The Opening film is NAKKASH directed by Zaigham. Mr. Zaigham has confirmed to walk in with his film’s team on the red carpet.
The closing ceremony will begin with screening of the film PATNAGARH (subject to censor clearance) directed by Rajesh Touchriver at 6pm on the 16th dec followed by a live musical concert by Vidya Shah and a short play by Vinay Shukla and Shivani Tibrewala before the award announcement on the 16th dec at 8pm.
LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2019 has received films from over 53 countries in various languages with English subtitles. Most of the films to be screened at the fest are incidentally by 82 first time directors and are looking for marketing avenues. Lifft India Filmotsav therefore is the new platform for young and new talent in the entertainment industry.
A bouquet of Feature Films, Short Films, Student Films, Children’s Films, Documentaries and music Videos will enthral the audience at Fariyas Resort Lonavla. Fariyas Resort is pride of Lonavla and an iconic five star Hotel in Lonavla. Special screening for children’s films will be done on 15th dec from 10am onwards. All films will be screened at Regal and Monarch banquet halls where special screens and sound system etc. have been installed to provide professional experience of film screenings.
LIFFT INDIA produced a short feature film THE RE-BELL based on the screenplay submitted to the festival. The film is directed by Riju Bajaj and written by Supriya Parulekar featuring Vivaan Shah and debutant Shruti Bharadwaj. The film is exclusively available on ‘Lifft India’ You Tube channel.
The first short film to be produced under Lifft India Repertory FALLEN IN LOVE features Jenifer John, Sahitya Sahay, Sumit Bhardwaj and Simmi. The film is exclusively available on ‘Lifft India’ You Tube channel.
Hosting a film festival is very important tool in educating and spreading social awareness because it brings the films and filmmakers on one platform to reach out to people of a given place who are possibly the catalysts to bring social change. LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV intends to travel around the world with its bouquet of films.
Lifft India also announced launch of its film academy to begin with acting classes under flagship of Ram Gopal Bajaj Acting Studio.
Any ardent film lover who is interested and wants to bombard themselves with 110 hours of over 250 fantastic films from 40 countries in various languages spiced with 20 hours of live shows and interact with the film makers at LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2019 can book online Free delegate season pass via www.lifftindia.com or simply walkin at Fariyas Resort, Lonavla between 12th-16th Dec 2019.
LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV announced the list of Officially selected films and films selected for screenings for LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2019 on 15th Oct 2019 via its website www.lifftindia.com
If you like Lifft India Filmotsav, please feel free to hangout at Fariyas Resort or volunteer or donate to support the endeavor to promote films, arts and culture in India.
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