By Yash Thakur. Posted on January 07, 2016
The first month of 2016 has 3 international film fests happening across the country: Pune, Bangalore and Mumbai. The 8th edition of BIFFES, the Bengaluru International Film Festival will be held during January 28, 2016 to February 4, 2016 & the festival just released its' list of films in competition this year. The separate competition sections include those for Kannada Films, Asian Films and Indian Films.
The award winning Kannada film, Thithi, will be the opening film of the festival.
The Indian Cinema Competition section boasts of diverse films such as the National Award winning Malyalam film Ain by Sidharta Siva, Marathi veteran director Gajendra Ahire's The Silence, Satarupa Sanyal's self produced and distributed Onyo Opaala, K Manikandan's humanistic Tamil comedy Endless, or Amartya Bhattacharya's Bengali 'psychodrama' Capital I.
The Asian Cinema Competition will see Raam Reddy's Thithi and Prashant Nair's Umrika compete against Pakistani's Oscar entry Moor directed by Jami, critically acclaimed Sri Lankan directors' Kalpana & Vrinda Ariyavansa's Dirty, Yellow, Darkness, Afghan drama film (another Oscar entry) Utopia, Bangladeshi director Rubaiyat Hossain's 2nd feature film Under Construction, among others.
Finally, the Kannada Cinema Competition will have regional films such as noted director S Narayan's Daksha, National Award filmmakers P Sheshadri's Vidaaya and B Suresha's Devara Naadalli, popular mainstream filmmaker Priyanka and Software engineer-turned-short filmmaker Anup Bhandari's debut feature RangiTaranga.
You can check out the full list of films below on their Facebook page.