Kolkata International Film Festival kicks off today

Published: Nov 8, 2019, 9:52 am IST

The time of the year is around the corner once again when the city of joy will play host to the grand Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF).

The 25th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival, India’s second oldest film festival, beginning here on Friday will screen of altogether 366 films – including 214 feature films and 153 short-documentary works – from 76 countries in 17 venues during the eight-day festival till November 17.

Just like every year, the inauguration ceremony will be a starry affair in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

It has been confirmed by the authorities that Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Jaya Bachchan, Rakhee Gulzar, Mahesh Bhatt and Tollywood stars will be present at the lamp lighting ceremony at Netaji Indoor stadium on Friday.

Satyajit Ray’s ‘Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne’ will be the inaugural film of the festival on its 50th year of release.