4th edition of IDFFB starts tomorrow


Bhubaneswar: The fourth edition of the three-day Indian Documentary Film Festival Bhubaneswar (IDFFB), organised by the Film Society of Bhubaneswar, will begin here at Guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra Odissi Research Centre, Friday. The festival will conclude on September 24, 2023.

The focus of the festival is on young filmmakers working in diverse regions of the country – from Kashmir to the north-east.
“We have films in multiple languages – Hindustani, Mizo, Bangla, Odia, Punjabi, Kashmiri, Gondi, Madiya, Urdu, and Pahari. There are debut films from diverse areas and diverse topics – farmer protests, involvement of women in CAA-NRC agitation, Odia digital archive – Odia Bibhaba, exploring the work of Nirad Mahapatra, conservation issues, sexual minorities and their rights. There are also movies that explore issues of migration, gender, uneven development, issues of geo-politics, environmental degradation, political & ethical questions,” said festival director Subrat Beura.

Top makers including Lipika Singh Darai, Himanshu Khatua, Nausheen Khan, Prateek Shekhar, Miriam C Menacherry, Subasri Krishnan, Farha Khatun, Amit Mahanit, Ruchika Negi, Varunn Sukhraj & Debolina Majumdar have confirmed their presence at the event, it was learnt.

The festival is being held with the assistance from Kerala Chalachitra Academy, the India Foundation for the Arts (IFA), the Films Division, NFDC, the Film Society of Ravenshaw, Collective Craft, and friends from the media and filmmaking fraternity.

There will be post-screening discussions with the makers every day, according to the organisers.

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