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Dharamshala International Film Festival 2018

As Mumbai Film Festival is coming to an end, the Dharamsala Film Festival is all set to roll on 1st of November 2018. The festival is set in McLeodganj in Himachal Pradesh. The festival airs various genres of movies in different languages from all across the world. The festival will go on till 5th of November.

The seventh edition of this Dharamsala Film Festival is considered to be one of the best curated film festivals in the world. The festival gives the needed platform for sample films, documentaries, children films etc. This time the festival has a long documentary line up and several other films that are having their Indian premiers. Every year the festival is trying to expand its reach through their Community Outreach programme which is their integral part of Dharamsala International Film Festival. From 2015, DIFF has been organising Film Appreciation Competition for students from local schools who are interested in film making. This way the students are introduced to a concept of actives and critical engagement with film making. Some of the much talked about films that are being screened in this festival are: –

  1. The Gold-Laden Sheep and the Scared Mountain: – It is a movie that is set against the backdrop of a pastoral Gaddi community and was made in the Gaddi dialect.
  2. Bhonsle: – It is a political drama which is about the communal tensions between Maharashtrians and migrant families from north India.
  3. The Red Phallus: – It is a Bhutanese film which won the prestigious FIPRESCI award at the Busan International Film Festival. It is about a father daughter relationship set in a beautiful Bhutanese village.

These movies are only few of the many that are being screened. The list has some unique, not so commercial films which deserve the much needed attention.

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