2nd Edition of Indus Valley International Film Festival Concludes with Online Screening of 25 Films

Entertainment | October 16, 2020 | News

Indus Valley International Film Festival SAFACH

The second edition of the Indus Valley International Film Festival (IVIFF) concluded on October 9, 2020 with the announcement of 25 awards in various categories. Organized by South Asia Forum for Art & Creative Heritage (SAFACH), the festival included nine days of films, interaction with celebrities, workshops on film-making, masterclasses, scriptwriting, theatre acting and direction. It saw 25 films being screened online. 

The award jury comprised Supriti, diversity & inclusion consultant; Vineet Chopra, theatre director and Harsh Narayan, film-maker. The festival opened with R Balki’s film 'PadMan' and closed with Vishal Bhardwaj’s film 'Rangoon'. Ace actor Himanshu Malik was the Master of Ceremony, who also announced the final awards.

The Indus Valley International Film Festival presented a line-up of films from Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and India. There were also films in the International Panorama segment, comprising films from Italy, Spain, etc. Thousands of cine lovers from across the world got an opportunity to see a range of movies, short films, documentaries and also got a glimpse of celebrities and renowned actors and directors.

The list of awards selected by the jury and the details are available on the website www.iviff.com.



Announcing the festival, Harsh Narayan, Founder and Creative Director, Indus Valley International Film Festival said, “During these nine days, all the film-makers from across South Asian countries, had a consensus that a digital platform for the South Asian creative industry should be created, where they can meet, network, plan co-productions, and collaborate on various aspects of film-making. Another important suggestion came that we create a South Asian cinema fund, to select and support development of quality screen content in South Asia.

They also suggested that on a regular basis, film screenings, talks, workshops or panel discussions should be organised under Indus Valley, to retain the momentum. We also seek to take it to the next level by becoming South & South-East Asia’s first borderless digital creative network.”

 

SAFACH hosted nine days of films, interaction with celebrities, workshops on film-making, masterclasses, scriptwriting, theatre acting and direction.

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