Bengaluru International Film Festival rescheduled to April

The Samikhsya Correspondent

BENGALURU: The 13th edition of Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFF) has been rescheduled to the first week of April.

The event, scheduled for the last week of February, had to be postponed due to the ongoing Covid situation.

The Karnataka Chalachithra Academy (KCA) under the Government of Karnataka State hosts the festival.

Information and Public Relations Commissioner PS Harsha visited the KCA this week to review the preparations for the festival.

The festival this year plans to offer special tribute to legends Satyajit Ray, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi and S P Balasubrahmaniyam.

The special tribute would include screenings related to the works of the three legends apart from seminars.

The duration of the festival would be over eight days.

KCA had already invited entries of films Asian, Indian and Kannada categories for screening during the film festival. February 8 is the last day for receipt of the entries.

BIFF is set to get accreditation from International Federation of Film Producers Association (FIAPF) this year.

With accreditation, it would be the fourth festival of its kind in the country after India International Film Festival, Goa, Mumbai International Film Festival and Thiruvananthapuram International Film Festival.