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27th Kolkata International Film Festival to start from Jan 7

The much-awaited Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) 2022 kicks off from Jan 7 (Friday). The festival will continue till Jan 14. The focus country for this year is Finland. The Focus Finland selection compirses 7 films by young generation directors. A press conference was organised in Kolkata on Tuesday for the same.(Images by AvishekMitra/IBNS)

Closing ceremony of 26th KIFF

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) has been organised in Kolkata. With strict Covid protocols, cinegoers are visiting the halls during the festival.images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Glimpses of 26th KIFF: Day 7

At the 26th KIFF main venue Nandan a cine buff carries a poster of former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, that reads how the festival misses the ailing communist leader known for his love for films and strong bond with the festival during his tenure as CM.Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Glimpses of 26th KIFF: Day 6

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) has been organised in Kolkata. With strict Covid protocols, cinegoers are visiting the halls during the festival.Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Glimpses of 26th KIFF: Day 5

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) has been organised in Kolkata. With strict Covid protocols, cinegoers are visiting the halls during the festival.Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Glimpses of 26th KIFF: Day 4

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) has been organised in Kolkata. With strict Covid protocols, cinegoers are visiting the halls during the festival.Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Glimpses of 26th KIFF: Day 3

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) has been organised in Kolkata. With strict Covid protocols, cinegoers are visiting the halls during the festival.Images by Avishek Mitra/BNS

Glimpses of 26th KIFF: Day 2

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) has been organised in Kolkata. With strict Covid protocols, cinegoers are visiting the halls during the festival.Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Shabana Azmi, Aparna Sen attend special screening of Sumantro Ghoshal's Kaifinama

Veteran actresses, Shabana Azmi and Aparna Sen, on Friday attended the special screening of director Sumantro Ghoshal's film Kaifinama at the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival in Nandan, Kolkata on Thursday. Social and cultural activist Sundeep Bhutoria was also present at the screening. (Images: Avishek Mitra/IBNS)

Glimpses of Kolkata International Film Festival from Nandan

The 25th edition of Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) kicked off on Friday. On the second day, veteran actress Rakhee Gulzar spent some time at Nandan, the West Bengal-sponsored film and cultural centre in Kolkata. (Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS)

KIFF: Starry filmfest pays tribute to Suchitra Sen

A day after its inauguration in the presence of Bollywood stars, Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) witnessed a day of events and screening of films from across the word on Wednesday (Nov 11, 2014). The first day's highlights included opening of an exhibition on late screen goddess Suchitra Sen. Daughter Moon Moon Sen, actor and festival committee chairman Ranjit Mullick, painter Shuvaprasanna, who also is the Chairman of Exhibition Committee, were present at the opening of the show on Suchitra where several familiar and rare images of the enigmatic screen diva's life are displayed. A booklet on Sen was also released. Also spotted during the day was actress Tanuja- who had starred in many Bengali films- with her daughter Tanisha. Actor-filmmaker Amol Palekar, who is a member of the jury this year, was seen catching up on films. Long queues of cine lovers were also witnessed at the main Nandan complex which sported a carnival like look. Youngsters were seen crowding the complex to gaze at stars and capture them in images and selfies for their social media posts. Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS