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Indus Valley International Film Festival (IVIFF) will be held from 1st to 9th August

New Delhi:1/8/20:The First edition of Indus Valley International Film Festival (IVIFF) will be held from 1st to 9th August. Organized by SAFACH (South Asia Forum for Art & Creative Heritage), the most unique aspect of this festival is, being “South Asia’s first Borderless Digital Film Festival” with a vibrant mix of Film Screenings, Workshops & Masterclasses, Interaction with Celebrities, Music Concert and Award ceremony. In the Covid19 scenario, the first edition will be online with a nominal fee for the entire festival.

Indus Valley International Film Festival presents a very impressive line-up of films from other South Asian countries such as Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan & India as well. The audience will get a rare opportunity to not only watch the films from the region but also interact with eminent directors and star cast.  The festival will open with an Opening Remark by Vishal Bhardwaj, and Opening film will be ‘Patakha’. The festival will close with a closing Remark by Nandita Das, with her film ‘Manto’ is the closing film.

Master of Ceremony of the festival is noted actor Vinay Pathak.

*World Premere* of Tamil feature film *Alpha Adimai*  will happen on 7th August at 11 am.

*Master of Ceremony* of the festival *Actor Vinay Pathak*

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Digital Festival Registration Link: https://www.indusvalley.digital/

Please find below the entire schedule for the festival and also attached is the short synopsis of the film.

Day 1 (1st August):

5 pm 6 pm
Inaugural Remarks Inaugural Feature :
by Vishal Bhardwaj ‘Patakha’ – India by Vishal Bhardwaj

Day 2 (2nd August):

11 am – 1 PM 3:30 to 4 pm 4– 5 pm 5 – 6 pm 6 – 8:30 pm
Master Class: Scriptwriting Short Film (International


Concert Interaction Feature Screening
Brahmanand Singh Guise– Iran, Badboo- USA Sufi Rock by Kamal Sabri Nilendra Deshapriya- Eminent Filmmaker, Sri Lanka Thanha Rathi Ranga – Sri Lanka By

Nilendra Deshapriya

Day 3 (3rd August):

11 am –1 pm 3 – 4:30 pm 4:30 – 5:00 pm 5:00 – 6:00 pm 6 to 8:30 PM
Workshop Short Film Short Films Interaction Feature Screening
Documentary Filmmaking by Brahmanand Singh “Season’s Greetings”, India:

Before screening Actor Celina Jatily & Director Ram Kamal Mukherjee will be available for


‘The Last Embrace’

– Iran,

‘Mother Land’ –


Both the films will be preceded by short interaction with their Directors

Filmmaker Jami from Pakistan Moor – Pakistan Directed by Jami

Day 4 (4th August):

11 am – 1pm 3 – 5 pm 5 – 6 pm 6 – 8:30 pm
Workshop Documentary Film Interaction Feature Screening
Fiction Filmmaking by Brahmanand Singh “Pakistan Best Kept Secrets”, Pakistan: Before screening Director Shahid

Nadeem will be available for interaction

Superstar of Bangladesh- Shakib Khan, and

Director Sakib Sonet

Nolok – Bangladesh


Starring Shakib Khan Directed by Sakib Sonet

Day 5 (5th August):

11 am – 2 pm 3 – 4 pm 4 – 5 pm 5 – 6 pm 6 – 8:30 pm
Masterclass Documentary


Short Film Interaction Feature Screening
Truck Art by internationally renowned Truck Artiste Haider Ali “Qasida of Dhaka”, Bangladesh: Before screening Director Anarya Murshid will be available for


‘3rd Stanza’ – India,


Director Tarun Wadhwa will be available for interaction

Filmmaker Naresh Kumar KC, and Actress: Srijana (Nepal) Dying Candle –


Day 6 (6th August):

11 am – 2 pm 3 – 4 pm 4 – 5 pm 5 – 6 pm 6 – 8:30 pm
Masterclass Children’s Films Short Film Interaction Feature Screening

Acting &

Direction’ by Shahid Nadeem of Ajoka Theatre, Lahore

‘Apples & Oranges’ – India, preceded by short interaction with its Director Rukshana


‘Vaishnava Being Humane’ – India, ‘Mamatva’ – India,

preceded by short interaction with their Directors

Filmmaker Brahmanand Singh, Actor Boman Irani Jhalki – India


Directed by Brahmanand Singh

Day 7 (7th August):

11 am – 2 pm 3 – 3:50 pm 3:50 – 4:15 pm &

4:15 – 4:40 pm

5 – 6 pm 6 – 8:30 pm
Film Screening Short Film (International


Short Films Interaction Feature Screening
‘Alpha Adimai’

– Tamil, India.

‘East & West’ –


‘Aadat’ – Pakistan

‘Mala Bhabi’ –


Filmmaker Masud Pothik, Maya – The Lost Mother,


Preceded by Interaction with Director Jinovi preceded by interaction with its Director  

Both the films preceded by a short interaction

with Directors

Bangladesh and the lead actress  

Directed by Mosud Pothik

Day 8 (8th August):

11 am – 2 pm 3 – 5 pm 5 – 6 pm 6 – 8:30 pm
Film Screening Panel Discussion Interaction Feature Screening
‘Kokoli’ –

Odiya, India.


Preceded by Interaction with Director & Lead Actress

‘Traditional Arts and Filmmaking in South Asia’


Vishal Bhardwaj, India Jami, Pakistan

Naresh Kumar KC, Nepal Nilendra Deshapriya, Sri Lanka Sakib Sonet, Bangladesh

Brahmanand Singh, India

Director Adnan Sarwar & Actress Sohai Ali Abroo, Pakistan ‘Motorcycle Girl’ –



Director: Adnan Sarwar

Day 9 (9th August):

11 am – 2 pm 3 – 4 pm 4 to 5 pm 5 – 6 pm 6 – 8 pm
Film Screening Concert Awards Ceremony Interaction &

Closing Remarks

Film Screening
To be Announced ‘Sufi Rock’


Kamal Sabri

Vinay Pathak will announce the Awards for the selected films, with jury members explaining about the


Filmmaker Nandita Das ‘Manto’


Nandita das

Note: This is an evolving Schedule… there may be a little modification.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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