BY TTT NEWS NETWORK
KOLKATA, 25 NOVEMBER 2022
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced that the 28 th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival will be inaugurated by Bollywood’s Shahenshah, Amitabh Bachchan. His wife and actress, Jaya Bachchan will also be present.
Bollywood’s Badshah, Sharukh Khan has also been invited to the KIFF starting from 15 December to 22 December at Kolkata. New governor of West Bengal, C.V.Ananda Bose will also be present.
Asansol MP and Bollywood’s Mr. Khamosh, Shatrughan Sinha will also be present. Former India Captain, Sourav Ganguly will also be present.
Due to the outbreak of the covid -19 pandemic the event could not be held in 2020 and 2021. The 28 th edition is going to be the biggest KIFF in recent times. Representatives of 52 countries are likely to be present in the KIFF.
About 28th KIFF :
The 28th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival organized by the Information and Cultural Affairs Department, Government of West Bengal is scheduled to be held between 15 – 22 December, 2022 in Kolkata, the cultural capital of the State. Accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers’ Association or FIAPF in short, 28th KIFF promises to be more exciting, appealing and satisfying to the cine lovers as they will continue to feel the charm of world class cinema in the City of Joy.
The Kolkata International Film Festival which had started in the year 1995, had drawn inspiration from film legends in Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, Mrinal Sen and many more stalwarts of cinema from Bengal, who have contributed to world cinema; hence the festival has earned international accolade since the very beginning but was somewhat confined to the more sophisticated and learned fraternity.
It was only in the year 2011 under the able leadership of the Hon’ble Chief Minister, West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee that the doors of this gala event were opened to the masses and since then, the spectacle of KIFF has never failed to reach to the common man, touching the hearts of thousands of cine lovers who wait every year to get absorbed in the festivity of world cinema.
One of the flagship events of the State Government, KIFF not only caters to the cinephile in Kolkata but it captivates viewers who have a penchant for cinema of international standard. With each year, KIFF has grown bigger, greater and more fulfilling in terms of its variety, expanse and popularity. Keeping the zestful tradition alive, the 28th KIFF promises to be even more magnificent and true to its style.