Veteran actor mohan agashe receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Kolkata Short Film Festival Veteran actor mohan agashe receives Lifetime Achievement Award at IKSFF – News18 Bangla
The International Kolkata Short Film Festival (IKSFF) entered its fourth year this year. This festival has grown a lot in these four years. So this year their tag line is “small film big festival”. This year’s International Kolkata Short Film Festival ran for six days from January 23 to January 28. Short films from around 30 countries were screened at the festival this year. A total of 270 photos were submitted from around the world. America, Poland, Japan, Korea, Bangladesh, Egypt, Czech, Nepal, Bhutan are nominated for the best short film from almost all the countries of the world. Among them, 80 films were nominated. All these 80 films were screened during the six-day festival. The best short films in the world are shown online on January 23-25 and at Rotary House on January 26-28. There are several important films at this year’s festival. Notable among them is “Nehemich” by Yudhajit Bose, which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
‘The Two Way Street’, this film received an Oscar nomination as an Indian film. Satish Sharma’s ‘Yaan’ is produced from Shyam Benegel’s production company. Sanjay Mishra starrer Manish Saini’s ‘Gidh’ has received a response. Notable is ‘My Father is Afraid of Water’ starring Mohan Agas. Bangla films include Budhayan Mukhopadhyay’s “251” starring Anirban Bhattacharya. Parmita Munsi’s ‘The Last Tram’ with Chiranjit Chakraborty, ‘Cabbage’ starring Moonmoon Sen and Sabyasachi Chakraborty got a chance to watch. Also, tribal films ‘Papaya’, ‘The Road’ are in the list of films of the festival. Ankit Bagchi is in charge of the program of the entire festival.
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Besides showing pictures, this year’s festival will have seminars, master classes. There is a discussion about ‘Movies with a Cause’. Important issues like Human Rights, LGBT came up in the discussion. According to festival chairman Saurabh Chakraborty, “Small films are the future now. The demand for short films is increasing day by day. I believe this festival will give courage and inspiration to new directors. . I think from now on multiplexes should show short films. This small film is the foundation of an industry. We should take a serious look at this small film market”.
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January 28 is the last day of the festival. Chandher Hat sat in the closing ceremony. Famous artists like Munmun Sen, Mohan Agase, Jaya Sheel, Falguni Chatterjee came. There is a pouring arrangement. There are more than 35 awards. Like every year this year also there will be Jeevankrti Award and Jeebanguh Memorial Award. This year the famous veteran actor Mohan Agas got the Lifetime Achievement Award. When receiving the award, he said, “At my age, at this age, all my friends in the acting world can get this award. But this year is mine, so I am getting it.” It feels so good.” He emphasizes how the image can be seen. Munmun Sen was the light of the closing ceremony. His film ‘Cabbage’ was released on the last day. “When I get a good role, I want to act, but no one comes to me with a good script,” Munmun said.
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The best short film this year is ‘Gidh’. Best Indian Short Film ‘Nehemich’ and Best Bengali Short Film ‘251’ won. Asmeet Pathare won the best director award for his film ‘Two Way Street’. Anirban Bhattacharya won the best actor award for ‘251’. The best film in the eyes of the jury was “War and Peace” in France. Sabyasachi Chakraborty and Munmun Sen shared the best actor award. This time also added the ‘Click’ OTT Best Award. On the last day, the talented actors of the world of Bengali cinema were present. In the words of festival director Shaswati Guha Chakraborty, “We have done a lot in just four years, there is still a long way to go.” We got great response from everyone, we will continue with this love. “
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