Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) 2017 was successfully concluded yesterday after three days of successful screening of varieties of films at the Tibetan Children’s Village. While the inauguration of the DIFF took place on November 2 with a grand premier of Subhashish Bhutiani’s Mukti Bhavan, it was concluded yesterday.
The The last day of the 6th edition of Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) 2017 started with the screening of Indian premiere of Out of This World—a newly restored version of journalist and writer Lowell Thomas’ fascinating account of his travels in Tibet in 1949. It was presented by filmmaker David Wright.
The other films that screened for the last day of DIFF 2017 were Suresh Eriyat’s animated short The Tokri, film Heidi directed by Alain Gsponer, popular Malayalam filmmaker Lijo Jose Pellissery’s feature Angamaly Diaries, various short films, Sikkimese directorKarma Takapa’s film Ralang Road and Yoshinori Sato’s feature Her Mother. The festival closed with Village Rockstars, a film by Assamese filmmaker Rima Das that had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.
A panel discussion was held at DIFF 2017 today that included various film fraternities like Tanaji Dasgupta, Pushpendra Singh, Konkona Sen Sharma and Bornilla Chatterjee. DIFF is presented by White Crane Arts & Media, a trust founded by veteran filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam to promote contemporary cinema, art and independent media practices in the Himalayan regions of India.
DIFF is presented by White Crane Arts & Media Trust, which promotes contemporary art, cinema and independent media practices in the Himalayan areas of India. It aims to create events, spaces and opportunities to nurture, encourage and develop contemporary forms of creative expression in the region.