Around a dozen ‘Kannada’ movies have been chosen for ‘International Film Festival of India IFFI-2008’ as ‘Kannada Film Industry’ is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
International Film Fest will begin on Saturday (22 November) in Panaji, Goa with ace Bollywood beauty ‘Rekha’ doing the honours.
Girish Kasaravali’s Gulabi Takies, Umashankar's Banada Neralu, Abhaya Singh's Gubbachchi will be showcased in Indian Panorama film section.
Kannada 'Putti' has been picked out for documentary film section.
TS Nagabharana's Nagamandala, Girish Kasaravali's Dweep, Hunsur Krishnamurty's historical film Babroovahana, S Siddalingayya's Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu will also be shown during the ten days film fest.
Popular actress B Sarojadevi will be honoured during the occasion.
The president of judges committee is KNT Shastri, who is also from Karnataka. The main purpose of the film fest is to showcase the beauty consciousness, storyline and cinema.
The 10-day festival will have over 200 screenings of more than 100 films from around 40 countries. A record number of about 6,000 delegates are likely to take part in the fest, which continues to be jointly organised by Goa government’s entertainment Society of Goa and Directorate of Film Festivals under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.