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10th edition of Bengaluru International Film Festival begins

10th edition of Bengaluru International Film Festival begins

Context:

10th edition of Bengaluru International Film Festival (Biffes) on 22nd february 2018 started at Vidhana Soudha and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will inaugurated the festival.

Chief guests:

Film-maker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, multi-award winning Iranian actor Fatemeh Motamed-Arya, and producer and cinematographer Marc Baschet will be chief guests.

Kannada actors Shivarajkumar, Sudeep and Darshan are participating in the event as special invitees, and actor-director Suhasini Maniratnam and actor Sruthi Hariharan will coordinate the event organised by the Karnataka government. 

Inaugural films:

It’s the Law, Italian comedy film by Salvatore Ficarra and Valentino Picone, will be the inaugural film of the weeklong festival.

Significance:

Over 200 films from 68 countries will be screened at 11 screens of PVR Cinemas at Orion Mall from 23rd feb 2018

For the first time, there will be screening of films for legislators at the recently inaugurated Dr. Raj Bhavan of the Karnataka Film Artists Association at Chamarajpet.

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