This edition will screen 70 films over 4 categories in more than 10 languages. 52 shorts, 7 features, 8 Animations and 3 documentaries spread over 23 Spanish films, 14 Silent Films, 7 Hindi Films, 4 Bengali Films, Assamese, Nepali, Persian, German, Arabic, French, Russian and Kurdish film. The Spotlight Country for this edition is Spain with a special focus on Spanish/Latin American films.
The festival also felicitates the filmmakers with awards like Best Director, Best Short Film, Best Feature Film among other awards on the last day of the festival. These selected movies will also be available for online viewing on PIFF’s website.
The Bengaluru edition of the festival was held from 31st March to 2nd April 2017 and screened more than 50 films. The jury members for the Bengaluru and Delhi edition were Anusha Rizvi (Peepli Live), Bhaskar Hazarika (Kothanodi), Mahendra Jakhar (Swastika Killer),, Sanal Kumar Sasidharan (Sexy Durga) and Rao Narendra Yadav (Founder-Director, Woodpecker International Film Festival).
On the eve of the Delhi edition, Abhishek Sinha, Founder of Pickurflick.com says, “It’s a celebration of the true Indie spirit that is fostering the creativity worldwide. We are presenting a slice of that here. What’s interesting is that these films also reflect the current underlying tones be it conflict, gender discrimination or complexities of modern day relationships. We are sure the audience will enjoy the selection of films as much as we did putting it up.”
About PickUrFlick Indie Film Festival
Pickurflick Indie Film Festival-PIFF 2017 is India’s first multi-city offline+online indie film festival for independent film makers from around the globe. Their vision is to promote good independent cinema and support the indie film fraternity. This year’s inaugural edition of the festival received more than 550+ films from 50 countries, out of which around 100+ films were screened across Bangalore and will be screened in Delhi. 100+ films are being screened in Delhi & Bangalore combined.
About the Founder (Abhishek Sinha)
Abhishek quit his corporate life after 11 years to pursue his passion for movies and to do what he likes to do the best that is watch movies! He has been keenly following the entertainment industry trends for over more than a decade and had a business idea around movies right from his college days which evolved with the changing times and shaped up to become Pickurflick as it is today. An avid follower of cinema around the world, Abhishek, in a very short span of time has successfully created a platform for independent film makers and is now creating India’s first of its kind Indie film festival.