About ALIIFF 2017
After the grand success of its first two editions, ALIIFF 2017 has lived up to its reputation as one of Asia’s finest film festivals, receiving well over 1000 film submissions from nearly 80 countries. Veteran Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal will curate the event as its Festival Director.
Started in the coastal city of Kochi in 2015, ALIIFF is considered as one of India’s premier film festivals. In the last 3 years, it has grown in stature, shifting base to Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad. For its 2017 edition, to be held from Dec 1-4, a total of 135 films from 50+ countries will be featured in 6 competition and 8 non-competition categories. Movies screened at ALIIFF, such as Theeb, have gone on to gain global recognition at the Oscars and Cannes film Festival.
Indian feature film “Kalichaat” to be showcased at ALIIFF
All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) is proud to announce that the Indian feature film Kalichaat released in 2016 will be showcased at the festival as part of the Indywood Panorama.
An epic creation by a proficient director Mr. Sudhanshu Sharma is based on the never-ending struggle of an Indian farmer. The film is inspired by a novel written by Dr. Sunil Chaturvedi, sharing the same title ‘Kalichaat’. The gist of the film is how a poor farmer endeavors day and night in the quest of better life. The protagonists of the film have been taken from the same region so as to depict the whole scenario realistically.
“Palyadawasi”, a Marathi movie released in 2017 to be showcased at ALIIFF
All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) is proud to announce that the Marathi movie Palyadawasi released in 2017 will be showcased at the festival as part of the Indywood Panorama.
The film is based on the real fact of the hapless ‘Paradhi’ tribe in India that has been suffering from injustice by police and other elements of the society. Unfortunately, they still have to live on outskirts of town as they are hated and perspectives of people towards them as thief hasn’t changed yet. The story is about the battle of Protagonist, who gets education, becomes a policeman, and makes every effort to bring his tribe to mainstream.
Kannada docudrama “Railway Children” to be showcased at ALIIFF
All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) is proud to announce that the Kannada docudrama Railway Children released in 2016 will be showcased at the festival as part of the Indywood Panorama.
The film is inspired from Rescuing Railway Children written by Lalita Iyer and Malcolm Harper that describe the lives of children that run away from their homes, live in railway stations and trains, and grow up as criminals, despite their intentions being harmless and seeking only to earn a living. The plot revolves around a 12-year- old runaway who falls into the hands of a gang involved in illegal businesses.
Telugu movie RAKTHAM (THE BLOOD) to be showcased at ALIIFF
All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) is proud to announce that the Telugu movie Raktham (The Blood), will be showcased at the festival as part of Indywood Panorama.
Released in 2017 and directed by national award winner Rajesh Touchriver of ‘Na Bangaru Thalli’ fame, ‘Raktham’ is inspired by the French philosopher and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Albert Camus’ 1949 play ‘Les Justes.’ This film is about the ethical conflict within the ideology of revolution and highlights inescapable moral issues associated with murder and terrorism, even for an existentialist. The movie won rave reviews for touching upon a relevant topic.