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NFAI to host Women’s Film Festival, pay tribute to Sridevi

NFAI to host Women’s Film Festival, pay tribute to Sridevi

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To mark the International Women’s Day, a Women’s Film Festival is being organized from during March 9 – 11, 2018 at National Film Archives of India (NFAI), Pune. The festival is being organized jointly by NFAI, Aashay Film Club and the AAYAM Group of Women in Media.


  • This will be the 9th edition of the festival.
  • The theme of this year’s edition is Travelling Women.
  • On 10th March, 6 pm onwards, the festival will screen Balu Mahendra’s Tamil film Moondram Pirai, in remembrance of actress Sridevi. The film features Kamal Haasan and Sridevi in what is regarded as one of her best performances, as a woman suffering from retrograde amnesia. It was later remade into Hindi as Sadma.

National Film Archives of India (NFAI):

The National Film Archive of India was established as a media unit of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in February 1964. Its three principal objectives are

  • To trace, acquire and preserve for posterity the heritage of Indian cinema;
  • To classify, document data and undertake research relating to films;
  • To act as a centre for the dissemination of film culture.

With headquarters at PuneMaharashtra, NFAI has three regional offices at BangaloreCalcutta and Thiruvananthapuram.

Prakash Magdum is the present director of the NFAI