Press release By Riju Bajaj – Founder LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV-WORLD CINE FEST
Dated: 3rd Dec 2018
‘Literature Information, Film Frame Television & Theatre India’ LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV – WORLD CINE FEST 2018 is the Second Edition of LIFFT INDIA AWARDS & FILMOTSAV established in 2017. Cinema is incomplete without other allied art forms such as painting, theatre, dance, music etc. and therefore these allied art forms are included to be showcased individually alongside the film screenings keep up the spirit and the very essence of Lifft India as a slogan.
An incredible response from the independent film maker’s fraternity has lapped up the second edition of the LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV-WORLD CINE FEST 2018 which shall screen 120 films, from 30 countries, in 27 languages and will introduce 47 debut directors between 6th Dec – 10th Dec at Fariyas Resort, Lonavla.
There will be live short plays, music concert, book readings/discssions and Masterclass/Conversation Sessions with the film makers & eminent actors and the festival will be attended by Rahul Rawail, Govind Nihalani, Atul Kumar, Sridhar Rangayan, Ananth Mahadevan, Mumtaz Khan, Vivek Sharma, Girish Pardeshi, Seema Azmi, Aseem Bajaj, Pia Benegal, and many others. The HOT SEAT conversation with Vani Tripathi Tikoo, Ajay Brahmatmaj and Tanu Mehta will be moderated by Riju Bajaj The book reading will feature Sushmita Mukherjee, Lt.Gen.Zameer Uddin Shah, Abhiram Bhadkamkar, Shivani Tibrewala and master class sessions will feature Nayani Dixit, Priyata Dixit daily between 6pm to 9pm. The short plays will be performed by Seema Azmi, Jayant Gadekar, Girish Pardeshi, Azhar Alam, Vidyanidhi Banarse and Shyam Kishore. The conversation sessions will be conducted and moderated by Nandita Puri, Ajay Brahmatmaj and Riju Bajaj.
Lifft india will also showcase a small painting exhibition of upcoming young and dynamic painters Mr. Aditya Singh.
Lifft India Repertory will present a fashion show spear headed by Farhan Qureshi – Mr. National Universe, Ali Mohammad – Former Mr. Pune and tele-star Romit Raj exclusively featuring the designs of eminent bollywood fashion designer Mr. Mumtaz Khan.
LIFFT INDIA starts with recognising and felicitating Mr.Rahul Rawail with Life Time Achievement LIFFT INDIA Award 2018 for his overall contribution to International Cinema. The award shall be presented on 6th Dec 2018 during the opening ceremony.
Lifft India Honour for overall contribution for theatre in India is conferred to Mr. Atul Kumar.
Lifft India Honour for overall contribution for Fine Arts [FRAME] in India is conferred to Mr. Sunil Kandalloor for his wax sculptures and museum.
Lifft India Honour for Literature & film journalism is conferred to Mr. Arvind Kumar for his extensive work as the creator of India’s first Thesaurus on Hindi known as “Samaantarkosh” and for being the founder editor of India’s first reputed film magazine “Madhuri” in hindi.
Lifft India Award 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 6th Dec at 6pm will be celebrated with Opening film – A Game Called Relationship directed by Mr. Vivek Sharma. The screening will start at 7pm.
The Closing Film – ‘Evening Shadows’ directed by Sridhar Rangayan followed by Lifft India Awards 2018 distribution will mark the closing ceremony on the 10th Dec at 7pm.
LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2018 has received films from over 45 countries in various languages with English subtitles. From 240 officially selected films only 123 films will be screened due to time availability. Most of these films are incidentally by first time directors and are looking for marketing avenues. Lifft India Filmotsav has proven itself to be the new platform for young and new talent in the entertainment industry.
A bouquet of Feature Films, Short Films, Micro Short Films, Student Films, Children’s Films, Music Videos, Green Films and Documentaries 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 9th Dec from 10am onwards in Monarch Hall.
Lonavla is fast emerging as a compact smart city in its own way. Having advantages of being in-between Mumbai and Pune it enjoys access from the airports and railway stations of both the cities. Lonavla is among the best and busiest holiday destinations in Maharashtra and gets maximum footfall of tourists on weekends. These very tourists are in fact the art lovers and film buffs and the best audience. And its time that all the creative people of Mumbai take a season off to become part of LIFFT INDIA. In addition to this, Lonavla has a potential of becoming the final destination for Bollywood.
Lonavla is also a writer’s paradise. Most of the successful Indian films have been written and shot in Lonavla. Lonavla is also second home to most of the Bollywood celebrities.
Hosting a film festival is very important tool in educating and spreading social awareness because it brings the films and film makers on one platform to reach out to people of a given place who are possibly the catalysts to bring social change.
Any ardent film lover who is interested and wants to bombard themselves with over 120 fantastic films from 30 countries in various languages between 6-10th Dec 2018 and interact with the film makers at LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2018 can book online Free delegate season pass via www.lifftindia.com
LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV announced the list of Officially selected films and films selected for screenings for LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV 2018 on 15th Oct 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 arts and culture in India.
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