new Delhi: The ninth edition of Dharamshala International Film Festival will run from 29 October to 4 November 2020. The prestigious Film Festival has a wide slate of programming this year, with over 100 films from 40 countries. They include feature stories, documentaries and shorts from around the world, and represent some of the best independent films being made today. They also include works that expand the boundaries of cinematic language, often updating in unexpected and delightful ways, the art of visual storytelling.
Some of the feature natives that are part of DIFF 2020 include: Aidol (dir. Lawrence Lek | UK), Baby Teeth (dir. Shannon Murphy | Australia), Exile (dir. Visina Morina. Germany, Belgium, Kosovo) , Fever (dir. Maya da-rin | Brazil, France, Germany) Gaza Mon Amour (dir.Tarzan Nasser, Arab Nasser | Palestine / France / Germany / Portugal / Qatar), last day of spring (dir. Isabel Lamberti | Netherlands | Spain) Martin Eden (dir. Pietro Marcello | Italy), Wei (dir. Whippy, ‘Asa-ki-Levuka Gutenbeil-Lciliki, Matasila Freshwater, Amberley Jo Jumua, Miria George, Marina Alofgia Macartney, Diana Fumena, Arshang New) New Zealand), we are small zombies (dir. Makoto Nagahisa | Japan), Yalda A Night for Forg (dir. Masood Bhakshi | Iran / France / Germany / Switzerland).
severa; International documentaries will also be shown this year, including Arem Marid (Dir. Aryam Parkkeng | South Korea), My Father’s Land (dir. Matthew J. Koshmrl | South Korea), Notturno (dir. Gyfranco Rosi. Italy / France / Germany. 2020)), Noterno (dir. Gianfranco Rosi | Italy, France, Germany) On a clear day you can see the revolution from here (dir. Emma Charles, Ben Evans James | UK), Ophir (dir. Alexandre Burman, Olivier Pollett France |), Our Time Machine (dir. Yang Sun, S. Liao Chiang | China), Reunited (dir. Jargil | Denmark), Plastic Story (dir. Deia Schlosberg | USA), Unlocking Door of Cinema (dir. Nezar ) Andary | UAE), a teacher’s philosophy (dir. Jaap Verhoeven | Netherlands), we have shoes (dir. Evans Chan | Hong Kong).
An impressive category of shorts include: Bittu (Dhir. Karishma Dev Dubey | India); Wig (dir. Atanu Mukherjee | India); Yarne (dir. Andrew Krakover | USA); Bare Trees in the Mist (dir. Rajan Kathe | Nepal); Lali (Dhir. Abhirup Basu) stray dogs come out at night (Dir. Hamza Bangash | Pakistan); And The Sea (dir. Cameron Richards | UK).
Some Indian documentaries as part of the program included Bread and Billonging (dir. Sonia Filinto), Bound by Us (dir, Chinmaya Sonowal) Chachan, A Day (dir. JJ Abraham), Desire (dir. Garima Kaul), Fatima Huh. The Oracle (dir. Geleck Palsang), Ghar Ka Pata (dir. Madhulika Jalali), Grace (dir. Smarak Samarjeet), High Grounds (dir. Rajiv Malu), Holy Authority (dir. Farha Khatun), Iron Khan (dir) Naseer Khande), Mummy (Dhir. Aditi Modi), On the Edge of Life (dir, Nikhilesh Mattoo), Our Mountain Valley Home (dir. Amartya Ray), Son Rise (dir. Vibha Bakshi), The Cloud Never Left (dir ). Yashaswini Raghunandan).
Bollywood actor Pankaj Tripathi’s short film ‘Lali’ will premiere at DIFF 2020.