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The curtains are set to rise for The Great Indian Film Festival (TGIFF)


The Great Indian Film Festival is opening with the screening of an admirable line-up of Oscar winning and highly acclaimed movies at PVR Saket Anupam on 3rd September.

A cinematic treat awaits movie buffs as The Great Indian Film Festival is all geared up to welcome audiences on 3rd September with the screening of Oscar-winning and highly acclaimed films amidst the attendance of filmmakers, actors, directors and luminaries from the world of art & entertainment.

“The festival was to be held in March but had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 situation. Since now the situation has improved in Delhi and after taking all the precautionary measures in mind and following Covid protocols the festival is happening at the iconic location of the newly renovated PVR Anupam, Saket,” says Vevek Paul, Film Producer and Founder of The Great Indian Film Festival. “We are extremely excited that we can through this platform showcase the work of established and amateur film-makers with a deep passion for world-class cinema. The opening film ‘The Neighbour’s Window’ is an Oscar winner in the short film category and is a beautiful story directed by Marshall Curry and ironically well-suited in today’s time which saw us going through long periods of lockdown and looking at the neighbour’s window while being confined to our own homes. I was happy that the film came to the festival for screening,” he adds.

Movies from around the world

The idea behind TGIFF was to create a unique touring film festival that gives every short film and documentary film maker their much-deserved appreciation and a chance to see their film on the big screen in the best venues of the world. It was founded by Vevek in 2019 and began its humble beginning from Gurugram with the aim to provide a global platform to the young as well as experienced filmmakers to showcase their short films & documentary, this touring short film festival will screen more than 65 movies from across the world Interestingly.

Apart from India, short filmmakers from across 18 countries, including Russia, US, Taiwan, Iran, Singapore, Canada, Tehran, Czech Republic and Italy, have submitted their films to TGIFF which will be screened during the day long festival.

Some of the movies being screened at the festival include Oscar nominee Brotherhood, Oscar-winning movie Sister, ‘Decoding Shankar’ – a documentary on Shankar Mahadevan, Hitchki a brilliant short film by Manish Paul, Spotless – a film by Sonu Nigam Dream and a short film by Manjot Singh of Fukrey fame.

“The opening of the TGIFF is a welcome break for all of us who have been missing the experience of watching films on the big screen. The Great Indian Film Festival will showcase some of the finest cinematic creations from around the globe. It’s truly a great platform for filmmakers to present their work to their audiences at large and we hope to continue to present exciting and award-winning films to cinema aficionados, “says Vineeta Jerath Grover, Founder-Editor of SUBURB magazine, the media partner of the festival.

The festival will also showcase the film of Gurugram resident Shaurya Babbar, a young passionate filmmaker whose movie ‘Gone too soon’ has been selected to be showcased at the festival. Catch in in Audi 2 at 6:20 pm.

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