It is for the first time that an international film festival is going to be held in Chandigarh. The name of the festival is Chandigarh International Film Festival (CHIFF). This will be conducted from 23rd August to 26th August. [caption id="attachment_39226" align="alignnone" width="400"] Source[/caption] A special committee has been formed for this international film festival. The committee members are Bollywood director, Anurag Kashyap, Anil Mehta, Anup Singh, B. N. Goswami, Naseeruddin Shah, Neelam Maan Singh Chaudhary and Ritu Sareen. Gunbir Singh Sidhu is the regional director of CHIFF. The main of the festival will be the short films made in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. The festival is being organized for encouraging the young talent for making short films. This will also be the platform where the film enthusiasts can get to see some of the best pictures. The regional director Gunbir Singh Sidhu feels that the festival is especially being organized for the audience and the movie lovers of the tricity. The festival will also help the movie enthusiasts’ gain and enhance their knowledge about the field of films. [caption id="attachment_39228" align="alignnone" width="400"] Source[/caption] The co-owner of White Hill Production and White Hill Music, Gunbir, also said
“Recently White Hill Production has realized that there is so much of talent in the regional region. There are so many short filmmakers who do not get the correct platform to showcase their talent. So I think the festival is going to do good justice to all of them.”He also added that during the film festival interesting and good films will be shown to the audience. He also mentioned that this festival will help in restoring the authenticity and the ethical values of the cities. Anurag Kashyap, who was also present during the opening ceremony, said that he is very excited for the festival and is really looking forward to seeing the movies made by the young talent of the north. Talking about working with Anurag Kashyap Gunbir Singh said,
“it will be our honor to work with sir. Anurag Kashyap is the star himself. To jab ye aa gaye film me to kisi or star ki zaroorat nhi hai.”[caption id="attachment_39225" align="alignnone" width="400"] Source[/caption] The competition would be including two main parts. The first one will be the competition of films from the tricity, and the second will be the panorama of the current films and films in the past which have left a great impact on the society. This is the first time that any film festival at such a level is being organized in the region, that too with big names like Gunbir Singh Sidhu, Anurag Kashyap, Naseeruddin Shah, Anup Singh and B. N. Goswami. Well, we are definitely looking forward to the CHIFF, and also to see some of the amazing talents in the city. All the best to all the short filmmakers and the movie enthusiasts who have started preparing for the festival already. Good luck!