First BRICS Film Festival begins in New Delhi

Sep 3, 2016 09:03 IST

BRICSThe first BRICS Film Festival will kick started on 2 September 2016 at the Sirifort Auditorium Complex, New Delhi. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore inaugurated the festival.

The five-day festival aims at providing a platform for people of the film industry of member countries to explore areas of cooperation in the domain of cinema, culture and cuisine.

Key highlights of the BRICS Film Festival

The idea of BRICS film festival has been conceived to build bridges and bring harmony amongst the BRICS countries, i.e., Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

The opening film for the festival will be the world premiere of the Malayalam movie, Veeram.

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The closing film will be the Chinese movie, Skiptrace, starring Jackie Chan directed by Renny Harlin.

In the course of 5 days of the event, 20 movies will be screened in the competition section, 4 from each of the countries.

The festival that kick started on 2 September 2016 will conclude on 6 September 2016.

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