ICAF started organizing CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (CIFF) – from the year 2003. All the earlier editions have seen a gradual growth in terms of attendance as well as popularity. With the film fraternity actively joining hands with ICAF now, the 10th edition of CIFF promises to be bigger and better. CIFF is dedicated to presenting the best of international and Indian Panorama films to the cinema loving city of Chennai, just as it showcases the best of Tamil films to the world.
10th CIFF had about 160 fims from more that 45 countries and the country focus was on Turkey, Hungary and Poland. The retrospectives were on films by renowned film makers Hou Hsao-Hsien from Taiwan and Aki Karasmaki from Finland.
The Competition Section for Tamil Films, that was instituted in 7th CIFF to encourage Tamil Filmmakers has been holding a strong presence. The various sections under which the films are categorized for screening in CIFF are Competition for Tamil Films, World Cinema, Indian Panorama, Country Focus, Retrospective and Tribute to 100yrs of Indian Cinema’.
The festival’s presence is felt on the web, social network sites, TV and FM radio apart from the print medium. The curtain-raiser press meets, opening and closing cermonies, gala cultural shows, Chennai Film Forum Panel Discussions, Exclusive ‘Red Carpet’ evening screenings for an invited audience etc., all studded with film personalities from international, national and popular regional cinema all add substantially to the festival’s feel.
10th CIFF will be inaugurated on Thursday 13 Dec 2012 and the closing ceremony wii be on 20 Dec 2012. Best of films from all over the world. Rejoicing festivity for all lovers of good cinema.