September 20, 2019
The 2nd edition of Pondicherry International Film Festival (PIFF 2019) presented by Pickurflick is all set to enthrall the cinephiles of Puducherry from 23rd to 29th September 2019.
Pondicherry International Film Festival (PIFF 2019)
A total of 31 films from 12 countries will be screened across 7 days with 13 feature films, 12 shorts & 6 documentaries.
National Awards 2019 ‘Best Tamil Film’ ‘Baaram’ by Priya Krishnaswamy will be the opening film and ‘Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum (Sivaranjani & Two other women)’ by Vasanth S Sai will be the closing film of the festival.
Actor Vijay Sethupathi starrer ‘Seethakaathi’ by Balaji Tharaneetharan will have special screenings at PIFF 2019.
PIFF 2019 will have 11 premieres:
2 World Premieres – Ashvamithra by Earthling Koushalya, Do I Exist: A Riddle by Dhruva Harsh
5 Asia Premieres – The Chairs Game (Germany) by Lucia Chiarla, Five Faces of Shiva (US) by R.A Fedde, Footsteps (Canada) by Caludia Kedney-Bolduc, I Nostri Giorni Dopo (Italy) by Roberto Cuzzillo, Crush My Heart (Austria) by Alexandra Makarova.
4 India Premieres – About My Mother (Japan) by Yumi Otsuka, Your Last Day on Earth (Spain) by Marc Martinez Jordan, The Raven and The Seagull (Denmark) by Lasse Lau, Wicken (UAE) by Faisal Hashmi.
The screenings will be held at Multimedia Centre Auditorium, Town Hall, Auroville in association with Cinema Paradiso & Aurofilm and at J.N Auditorium in association with Department of Electronic Media & Mass Communication, Pondicherry University.
PIFF 2019 is organized by Pickurflick, a global distribution platform for Independent / Indie cinema.
Talking about the festival, Abhishek Sinha, Founder & CEO of Pickurflick said, “After the stupendous response that the festival received last year, we are thrilled to bring curated award-winning films from across the globe to Puducherry. This year the focus is entirely on quality screenings & interactions.”
Arun Rathi, Co-founder & CBO said, “Pickurflick is creating an end to end ecosystem for global Indie cinema. We are an omnichannel platform with offline to online model & International Film Festivals are an integral part of our strategy. Our festivals curate differentiated content with global appeal.”
Entry to the film festival is free for 18 years and above.
The website pondicherryfilmfestival.com has all the details of the festival.
For every screening, pre-registration is required: pondicherryfilmfestival.com/registration.
Film schedule: pondicherryfilmfestival.com/schedule.