7th Yashwant International Film Festival 2017

Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan, Mumbai, Pune Film Foundation and Mumbai University in a collective venture and in association with the Government of Maharashtra organizes 7th edition of the 'Yashwant International Film Festival' from 20th to 26th January 2017 at Yashwantrao Chavan Centre, Mumbai.

The event will be inaugurated on Friday, 20th January 2017 at 5pm in the main auditorium of Yashwantrao Chavan Center in Mumbai. On this occasion, every year, talented and legendary film personality is felicitated for their contribution to Indian Cinema. Last year, in 6th edition of YIFF, Smt Waheeda Rehman graced the occasion.

Five films are screened in each venue in Chavan Centre every day during this film festival using DCP, Blue ray, DVD, 35MM, DG Beta and of these formats, Overall, around 75 films are screened during the festival as part of various sections.

This year Film Review Competition was organized for the students. It received good response. Renowned Film critic Shrikant Bojewar, Shekhar Joshi and Meena Karnik were the juries for the competition. The First three winners would receive cash award of Rs. 5000, Rs 3000 and Rs 2000 and three consolation prizes are also declared. All these winners would be felicitated on the inaugural day of the festival. The winners would also get the opportunity to be on the editorial board of News Bulletin of YIFF



Chief Guest for Inaugural Function is
Pankaj Kapur (Veteran Actor, writer, Filmmaker)

Pankaj Kapur is an Indian theatre, television and film actor from Ludhiana, Punjab, India. He has appeared in several television serials and films. His most acclaimed film roles to date have been that of Inspector P.K. in Raakh (1989), Dr. Dipankar Roy in Ek Doctor Ki Maut (1991) and Abba ji, (based on Shakespeare's King Duncan) in Vishal Bhardwaj's adaptation of Macbeth; Maqbool (2003), all three roles which got him National Film Awards. He along with Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Irrfan Khan, Kay Kay Menon, Manoj Bajpayee and Nawazuddin Siddiqui are considered the "Walking Acting school of India."
In the 1980s, he became a household name through the TV series Karamchand, a comedy television series in the detective genre. And in the millennium, Office Office, a comic satire on prevalent corruption in India.




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