Lonavala The cinematic affair hooks everyone and lets them float into it and know the depth of cinema. When the media is fourth pillar to democracy, cinema has emerged as one of the integral pupils of it. With entertaining audience, it lets them know that it is part of their lives now. Celebrating the efforts of powerful instincts in the forms of writer, poet, cinematographers, director to name a few, Lonavala International Film Festival is taking the legacy ahead and endeavouring to make it an undying effort.
Knowing life from scratch is an introduction of cinema. The emergence of Lonavala International Film Festival in 2016 was an edition in the pursuit of cinema celebration. Within the first year, the festival accompanied with industry and related support that resulted in a vast web where writers, poets, actors, cinematographers, directors, producers, create a world which is sometimes implication of imagination, sometimes a crux from reality. From its first edition, the goal was clear to take the Indian web of creativity to an International level.
Lonavala International Film Festival originated in the year 2016. Several acclaimed names like Mr. Shyam Benegal, Mr. Naseeruddin Shah, Mr. Ketan Mehta, Mr. Govind Nihalani, Mr. Sudhir Mishra were seen attending the festival. Some of the Indian Cinema’s cult films were showcased such as Tamas, Pyaasa, Ardh Satya, Drohkaal. Besides this, to bring out the true and real essence of life few documentaries were also projected that were highly applauded. The award ceremony along with the Q/A sessions gave it a Happy ending like typical Bollywood movies.
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” were screened. Do you remember the first superhero of TV screens..Yes it is Mukesh Khanna our Shaktimaan appeared as the Chief Guest of the event.
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LIFFI 2018 was another great success for the film fraternity. This time the organizers paid tribute to director Mr. 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 conducted by film experts like Mr. Joy Sengupta, Mr. Anant Mahadevan and Mr. Tushar Bhatia.
Enthralled with enthusiasm! LIFFI 2019 is again ready to rock the floors from 13th to 15th September 2019 at Scenic Triose Plaza in Lonavala which is famously known as Green Valley of Mumbai. This time the legendary Director Mr. Subhash Ghai will be honored with a grand tribute wherein his iconic movies such as ‘Karz’, ‘Khalnayak’, ‘Saudagar’ etc. will be screened. Also, students from film & media schools are 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 in terms of recognition of their work at such a big platform
Q/A Sessions- To keep the audience engaged the interactive sessions are a boon 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 service 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.
13th to 15th September 2019
Triose Plaza, Lonavla
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