The third edition of Orange City International Film Festival (OCIFF) will kick-start in Nagpur from February 7 and is scheduled to conclude on February 10. OCIFF is being organised by Orange City Cultural Foundation in association with the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU). OCIFF is a four-day film festival, wherein 31 feature films (Indian and Foreign Genre) and 25 short films will be featured.
Noted film personalities are expected to grace the festival over a period of four days. These personalities include: Filmmaker Dr Jabbar Patel, film guru Samar Nakhate, National Award winning lyricist Swanand Kirkire, child actor Shriniwas Pokhale, Sandeep Modi (Director of ‘Chumbak’), Shivaji Lotan Patil (Director of ‘Bhonga’), Srivinay Sulian (Director of Rakkhosh), veteran filmmakers Raj Dutt and Jahnu Barua. Dutt and Barua will be honoured with Orange City Cultural Foundation Awards during the festival.
OCIFF will be inaugurated by Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule on February 7 at Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Auditorium situated at Persistent Systems in Nagpur. Apart from the auditorium at Persistent, films will also be screened at two screen of INOX Jaswant Mall. Most of the films, which will be screened at the festival have not been released in theatres and have been shown just at festivals.
Those who wish to visit the Orange City International Film Festival can do so by buying the passes for all 31 feature films and short films at Vidarbha Sahitya Sangh.