Lonavala International Film Festival is nothing short of a cinematic affair that keeps everyone hooked on it whenever it is held. While the media is the fourth pillar of democracy, cinema is also considered none the less these days. Celebrating the efforts of writers, poets, cinematographers, directors to name a few, Lonavala International Film Festival ensures that every year the film fraternity is lauded for the kind of effort it puts in making films.
Lonavala International Film Festival 2017 was again a huge hit. In this, more than 30 films were showcased under the theme of “An Entertaining Family Weekend” wherein movies, like - I am Kalam, Andaz Apna Apna, Jalpari-The Desert Mermaid, Hum Aapke Hain Koun and more, were screened. Do you remember the first superhero on TV? Yes, it is Mukesh Khanna aka Shaktimaan. The favourite of every child of the '90s also appeared as the Chief Guest of the event.
LIFFI 2018 was another great success for the film fraternity. This time the organizers paid tribute to filmmaker Bimal Roy. The screening of his films like 'Sujata', 'Bandini', 'Madhumati' enlightened the audience with their perspective. Also, some treasures of Mr. Bimal Roy were exhibited that were taken from his daughter’s personal collection. In the audience, the same were graced with influencers like Ms. Shabana Azmi, Mr. Prakash Oak, Mr. Ananth Mahadevan. The deliberate workshops and Q & A were also conducted by film experts like Mr. Joy Sengupta, Mr. Anant Mahadevan, and Mr. Tushar Bhatia.
LIFF 2019 was held this year between 13 and 15 September at Scenic Triose Plaza in Lonavala which is famously known as Green Valley of Mumbai. This time, the legendary Director, Subhash Ghai was honoured with a grand tribute wherein his iconic movies such as ‘Karz’, ‘Khalnayak’, ‘Saudagar’, etc. were screened. Also, students from the film and media schools were invited to attend the grand celebrations of our Cinema!
Chief Guest Speech. The Chief Guest of the festival delivers speech related to their progressive journey and perception from the industry.
Film Screening. Several parallel and commercial cinema are chosen every year to be screened annually and are recognized for their work at such a big platform
Q/A Sessions. To keep the audience engaged the interactive sessions are taken that are quite fun for the budding cinema enthusiasts who get to hear from the legends themselves in their legendary way.
Air. The closest domestic airport to Lonavala is Lohegaon Airport, Pune. One can board flights to Pune from any Indian city and then hire a local vehicle to reach Lonavala. One can also board flights to Mumbai and then travel to Lonavala by bus or car and be in the midst of beauty
Rail. Lonavala has its own railway station. A lot of trains like Intercity-Express as well as mail and passenger trains connect Lonavala with Mumbai and Pune. Train services from both Mumbai and Pune are available on a regular basis and at frequent intervals. So one can take a train to and from Lonavala during any time of the day.
Road. Lonavala has got great road connectivity and is well-linked to other major cities and towns. The city is served with several road commuting options such as state buses, private buses, taxis or others. One can also enjoy the adventurous road trip from Mumbai-Lonavala by opting for Mumbai-Pune Expressway or old Mumbai-Pune road that is NH4 towards Lonavala.
13 to 15 September 2019
Triose Plaza, Lonavla
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