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: “Kadvi Hawa”, a film by Eminient Producer Akshaya Parija feature in the second edition of IKFF New York as an opening film

Bhubaneswar:21/10/17: “Kadvi Hawa”, a film by Eminient Producer Akshaya Parija from Odisha, has been selected to feature in the second edition of the India Kaleidoscope Film Festival (IKFF), New York  as an opening film.

The second edition of IKFF will be held from November 9 to 12. “Kadvi Hawa”,Directed by NilaMadhab Panda  touted as the first Bollywood film on climate change, has got the honour as the opening film for the festival.

Kadvi Hawa had received a Special Mention at the 64th National Film Awards earlier this year. It features Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey and Tillotama Shome in the lead.

The film stars Ranvir as a young bank loan recovery agent and Sanjay as a blind old farmer. The story revolves around these two ordinary people fighting for survival in two extreme weather conditions. The India Kaleidoscope Film Festival (IKFF), now in its second year, presents film lovers with a chance to immerse themselves in the unique sights and sounds that make up the Indian regional, independent film landscape. These films, which explore the most relevant and pressing topics facing the subcontinent, are being made by today’s most progressive filmmakers working in regional languages.

Among the highlights of this year’s festival are the U.S. premieres of The Brawler by Anurag Kashyap and Pahuna, produced by Priyanka Chopra. There are three films from the country’s under-represented northeast region, and half of the Festival’s films are directed by women. Seven of the eight films will be U.S. or North American premieres.

The India Kaleidoscope 2017 programming committee includes Priya Giri Desai (The India Center Foundation), Ashok Sinha (The India Center Foundation), Priyadarshini Shanker (NYU Cinema Studies), Anupama Kapse (Loyola Marymount), Tristine Skyler (writer and producer), Ritesh Mehta (Film Independent), and Sudeep Sharma (film programmer), with additional programming support from Uma da Cunha and Christina Marouda (Museum of the Moving Image, IFFLA). The Festival Producer is Pulkit Datta (The India Center Foundation).

The Closing Night film, Cycle, will screen on Sunday, November 12 at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Theater, 247 W. 54 Street, Manhattan. All other screenings will take place in the Redstone Theater at Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. The screening details is given below

: OPENING NIGHT FILM & RECEPTION
Dark Wind (Kadvi Hawa)
Thursday, November 9, 7:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image – Redstone Theater
SCREENING & LIVE EVENT
The Brawler (Mukkabaaz)
Friday, November 10, 7:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image – Redstone Theater
SCREENING & LIVE EVENT
The Golden Wing (Sonar Baran Pakhi)
Saturday, November 11, 2:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image – Redstone Theater
SCREENING & LIVE EVENT

Saturday, November 11, 4:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image – Redstone TheaterSCREENING & LIVE EVENT
Prakasan
Saturday, November 11, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image – Redstone Theater
SCREENING
Pahuna
Sunday, November 12, 2:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image – Redstone Theater
SCREENING & LIVE EVENT
Last Days. Last Shot
Sunday, November 12, 4:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image – Redstone Theater
CLOSING NIGHT FILM
Cycle
Sunday, November 12, 7:00 p.m. SAG-AFTRA Foundation Theat

 

 

 

 

 

 

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