The star-studded red carpet rolls out at DLF Cyberpark, Gurgaon, on September 30
Showcasing more than fifty short films, documentaries and feature films from India, United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Italy, Netherlands, Chile, Spain, Pakistan, Belgium, Turkey, Srilanka, New Zealand and Sweden, the Yellowstone International Festival (YIFF) opens its curtain September 30 2022, at DLF Cyberpark, Gurgaon with a star-studded red carpet for renowned film stars making their appearance for the screening and a conversation about the films.
The festival opens with the India premiere of the fantasy feature film Fairy Folks starring Rasika Dugal and Mukul Chadha on September 30 in Gurugram, followed by the Delhi screening of Faraz Ansari’s short film Sheer Qorma.
The fest with international independent movies from over 16 countries for a hybrid film festival from September 30 – October 7 shall screen ten films under various categories in auditoriums in Delhi, and the rest of the movies can be seen virtually. YIFF, curated by the film director Tushar Tyagi, his short film Saving Chintu was shortlisted for Oscars 2021.
YIFF received over 1500 film submissions from around 122 countries across the globe. With an over six-month screening period, their programming team handpicked 56 films, including features, shorts, animated, and documentaries.
The opening films
One of India’s first improvisational new age fantasy films, Fairy Folk is writer-director Karan Gour’s labour of love starring real-life husband-wife actor duo Rasika Dugal & Mukul Chada. It’s a film about questions of love and sexuality which takes centre stage in this magical realist drama in which a genderless woodland being crashes into the lives of a jaded couple.
Sheer Qorma is a story of belonging and acceptance, identity and family told through courageous, queer women who choose to embrace the love that exists beyond their personal beliefs and social moralities. Directed by Faraz Ansari, the film cast- Shabana Azmi, Divya Dutta and firebrand Swara Bhaskar.
Tushar Tyagi, Founder of Yellowstone International Film Festival, commented on the festival, “Cinema has always played an integral part in churning debates and opinions; our selection of films promises to nudge those thoughts.” During the eight-day festival, there will be panel discussions by eminent film personalities, a masterclass by experts and more.”