Tamil Film Producers Council president Rama Narayanan, Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Kushboo, Revathi and Rohini are on the advisory panel of this year’s Chennai International Film Festival.
The Indo-Cine Appreciation Foundation (ICAF), which organised the festival for the last seven years, is this time joining hands for the cause with two powerful bodies- South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce (SIFCC) and Film Federation of India (FFI).
According to E Thangaraj, secretary, ICAF, “the aim of the festival is to put Chennai on the global map of film festivals. The budget this year has been almost doubled when compared to that of last year, as we are planning to screen more films.”
He added: “Apart from the Woodlands multiplex, where we normally screen movies, SIFCC’s theatre will be one more addition like last year. We are expecting support from the Tamil Nadu government and other bodies of Tamil cinema.”