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Kolkata Film Festival History - Categories - Cinema Halls - Kolkata Film Festival Contact Details

Kolkata Film Festival History & Journey Details

What is Kolkata Film Festival and How & from When Kolkata Film Festival was started – You will get to know about What, When & How Kolkata Film Festival started in Kolkata (West Bengal) from this paragraph.

The journey for the second oldest film festival in India (Kolkata Film Festival) began in 1995 when the first independent international film festival was inaugurated at Nandan - West Bengal Film Centre. It was essentially the culmination of a sincere Film Society Movement which has its roots in the works of the master filmmakers of Kolkata like Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen and Ritwik Ghatak . Retracing this glorious heritage, Nandan, created by Government of West Bengal in 1985, was inaugurated by Satyajit Ray. He was the first chairman of its governing body,too. Nandan continues to be the focal point of Kolkata Film Festival. The city of Kolkata, once being the prime hub of film industry in India and in Asia, has always been full of passion and appreciation for quality cinema since motion picture has been around. The Kolkata Film Festival, an accredited film festival of the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Association, Paris) has grown in stature over the years with multiple venues and ever increasing number of cinelovers. In earlier editions, legendary film makers like Miguel Littin, Fernando Solanas, E. Subriela, Ali Ozgenturk, Amos Gitai, Krzysztof Zanussi, Catherine Breillat, Jeon Soo-il, Gus Van Sant, jafar panahi, Tehmina Milani and others have graced the Festival with their presence. Recognized as a major film event in the country and abroad, the Kolkata Film Festival will once again showcase a host of quality movies from around the world in the presence of prominent guests and the cine enthusiasts.

What Types of Films shown in Kolkata Film Festival?
You will get to know various types & categories of movies that shown in Kolkata Film Festival every year below.
Centenary Tribute, Special Tribute: Uttam Kumar, Retrospective, Homage, Golden Jubilee Year, Focus: Switzerland- Mountains and More, Focus: Taiwan, Calcutta / Kolkata, Indian Select, Asian Select (NETPAC Award), Special Screening, Cinema International, Children's Screening, Student's Shorts, Inaugural Film & many other various categories of Films are shown in Kolkata Film Festival.

Kolkata Film Festival Venue & Movie Theatre Names: -
Since, Kolkata Film Festival is Fest of Movies; it requires Movie Theatres in Kolkata to show movies of Kolkata Film Festival. Every year Kolkata Film Festival organizers arrange few well-decorated luxurious movie theatres (cinema halls in Kolkata) to show the films of Kolkata Film Festival. Normally, Priya Cinema Hall, Nandan I, Nandan II, Nandan III, Sisir Mancha, Rabindra Sadan, New Empire Cinema Hall, SRFTI (Main Auditorium), Navina Cinema Hall, Purbasree (EZCC), Fame Multiplex Movie Theatre, Star Theatre and other Movie Halls are taken to show films of Kolkata Film Festival.

Where is the head office of Kolkata Film Festival Organizers in Kolkata?
If you want to contact the members of Kolkata Film Festival organizers then contact at the below mentioned Kolkata Film Festival Official Address:
1/1, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata–20, West Bengal.
Phone number of Kolkata Film Festival Office - 033 2223 1210, 033-2223 1655
E-mail id: info@kff.in.

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