Friday, August 3, 2018

Murakh, Code Blue & Sugihara Survivors to open the festival

From showing promise to establishing itself as a premier festival in the City of Forts, Lakecity International Film Festival has come a long way. In spite of all the odds, it’s been 3 years of blazing the trail blending cinema, tourism and culture and sparking a cinematic revolution. This year too, the Lakecity International Film Festival will be held at the LDV Block, ITM University, Turari, Gwalior on August 10-11, 2018.

Organised under the aegis of Eon Films by the award winning Filmmaker Mohan Das, LCIFF's mission is to present quality films from around the world as well as support, recognize and honor indie film makers. This year LCIFF has attracted a number of film makers from various parts of India as well from various countries across the globe.

“We are thrilled to be able to celebrate the undeniable quality of film entries that have made its way to the submission of this 3rd edition of the festival. And choosing the best to open the festival was in itself a task. But the selection committee have done a good job in selecting the best in three different categories,” said Mohan Das, Festival Chairman & Director, Lakecity International Film Festival.”

 “If a film has made it to the festival, they are there because of the quality of their work. We have assessed them at par with other film-makers, and thus it does not have a direct impact on the films in competition this year,” says festival selection committee chairman Punita Dave. She also goes on to add that many short films received have top notch Bollywood actors essaying various roles, but it has not really impacted their selection for competition.  

Offering film lovers the opportunity to experience feature films along with shorts that usually don’t make it to the big screen, festival co-ordinator Mahua Majumdar says “the experience in itself will be surreal.”

“With over 70 local, national and international films on varied themes to be screened over two days, Murakh - The Idiot featuring Arfi Lamba will be the opening film in the shorts segment, while Sugihara Survivors directed by UK based Japanese actor Junichi Kajioka will be opening the Documentary segment. Debutante director Saba Khan’s Code Blue will be opening the feature segment based on the triple talak system. A subtle, uplifting and impressive new film that succeeds on all levels, “Code Blue” will be having its World Premiere at this festival, while “Sugihara Survivors will have its Indian Premiere here,” added Mohan Das.

With a perspective to expose filmgoers to quality cinema and introduce them to a diverse and experimental film programme, LCIFF will also be adding elements beyond films. This edition will also be packed with thought-provoking off-screen experiences, debates, workshops on film making, cinematography and much more.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Here are the List of films selected for competition at the 3rd Lakecity International Film Festival 2018

Documentary – International
Mehndi & Me
Sparsh - Leprosy mission
Sugihara Survivors

Documentary – National
Loharu Fort
The Tribal Scoop


Feature – International
A Sublime Life
Bir
Lost In Apocalypse
Nu Jin
One nation under god
One Two Guess Who’s Who
Pecado Origina
The Song of Sway Lake 
Thottam-The Garden
  
Feature – National
Andar Kahini
Bhulan The Maze
Breed
Colours of Life
Dansh
Fakt 12 taas
Jhing Premachi
Leera the soulmate
Majaz - The Untold Story
My Dear Wife
Sinjar


 Music Video – International
Delightful
Khayam Khooni

Music Video – National
Ye Meri Yaariyaan
Dhabkaraa
Maha
The Surreal City


Short Films – International
310804
After the Storm
Alfaiao
Cheating for Papers
L Accroc (The Snag)
Medium Rare
Mumsimus & Halycon
Nobody dies here
Ondrum Irandum Ondru
Varam
With my own two hands
Yakshi

 Short Films – National
52 - Fifty Two
Adharm
Anandha Yaz
An Effort
Antahkaran
Banoffee Pie
Battku - The Reality
Beti ki Pukar
Bhuraa
Cover Story
Dustbin
Grahan
Kaise
Kash-m-kash
Khatoon ki Khidmat
Mamata
Mehram
Meri Aai
Murakh – The Idiot
Neend
Pankh
Rachis
Ragasoothram
Rang Biranga Anar
Sanjhaa
Sapne me Sapna
Semblance
Shaque Off
Some stories have no title
Stay Away
The Number
The Third Human
Upamukham
Visarjan

 
- PARTICIPATING COUNTRY IRAN -

Iran Special - Feature
Arbaab
Kupal
Scholler's Archive
The Silence

Iran Special - Documentary
Sarah

Iran Special - Animation
Blows With The Wind

Iran Special - Shorts
Are you Volleyball?
Balance
Limit
Song of hands
Due Day
Repercussion
Getting Ready For Being Late
Genesis
The Choice
The Fog
Look at me for a moment