Dharamshala International Film Festival announces lineup for 10th edition November 4-10-Entertainment News, Firstpost
A bouquet of Indian and international feature films, documentaries and short films will be screened during the DIFF, which will be held again virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A photo of the Miniaturist of Junagadh
The Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) announced on Wednesday the lineup of Indian and international feature films, documentaries and short films to be screened in its historic 10th edition.
Four international and critically acclaimed films will premiere in India at the festival. Films include Egyptian filmmaker Omar El Zohairy Feathers, who won the Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prix, and The history of the king crab, presented in preview at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. spanish movie El Planet and Preparations to be together for an unknown period of time, The official entry of Hungary to the Oscars, are the other films.
DIFF will also screen three Indian feature films – Uljhan by Ashish Pant, Shoe box by Faraz Ali, and Laila Aur Satt Geet by Pushpendra Singh. Among the documentaries to be presented during the festival are the winners of Sundance Earth is blue like an orange and All the light everywhere. The other films are Taming the Garden, Ganden: A Happy Land, My Favorite War, Borderlands, and X-ray of a family.
Naseeruddin Shah and Rasika Dugal-starrer The Miniaturist of Junagadh and produced by Vikramaditya Motwane Khabsurat will be the highlights among the short films.
Festival director Ritu Sarin said that while the team is sad that they cannot host a physical festival, they are excited to reach a wide range of audiences with their digital iteration. “DIFF’s reputation is built on its meticulously thought-out selection of exciting and unusual documentaries, short films and feature films from around the world, and this year too we have exciting programming in store for our audiences. In addition, our team is hosting a series of special programming events that will engage filmmakers and moviegoers more than ever in an interactive way, ”said Sarin.