“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.” – Federico Fellini
The vision of Calcutta International Cult Film Festival (CICFF) is the celebration of life. We’re shaping a world with media and technology, to improve lives, move communities forward and to inspire each of us to reach our full potential. To celebrate the liberation and freedom of visual storytelling CICFF is going to organize its first monthly screening with a small press conference on February 18th, 2017 at Kolkata Press Club. The sole purpose of the festival is to develop a film culture that inspires and brings together cross-cultural innovations that enrich people’s lives with entertainment: and services that inform, educate and entertain. The goals of the festival are to introduce more people to art house cinema and to discover new artists and audiences.
“We believe that cinema has the power to promote the fundamental principles of humanism.” – CICFF
CICFF is dedicated to providing support to independent film-makers through reviewing, judging, marketing, and distribution networking. We overcome the obstacles that potentially hinder the artist’s ability to create. CICFF will unveil its complete line-up on Saturday, February 18th at a special Press Conference along with a screening program.
This is the first of a series of monthly events that CICFF is promoting before our annual gala for the Golden Fox Awards 2017, to link the award winning projects to the film community and film industry. Please join us on February 18th at 1:30 pm for the announcement of our spectacular 2017 line-up and screening of our international film selections at the venue below:
Kolkata Press Club
Dufferin Rd, Maidan,
Kolkata, West Bengal
Come celebrate exceptional Independent cinema with us and be the first to catch a glimpse of our Annual Program!
CICFF: SELECTED FEATURES
THE SINKING OF SOZOPOL
Winner: Best Narrative Feature Film
Director: Kostadin Bonev
Synopsis: One love, ten bottles of vodka and a town that must go down. An aging man goes back to Sozopol and brings along his memories and ten bottles of vodka. It is clear that when the vodka is gone, something must happen. Something that will change his life forever. Because when hope is gone, a miracle is the last resort.
TAKE ME AWAY
Winner: Best Short Film
Director: Kee Swee San (Sun Ji)
Synopsis: “Take Me Away” is a 10 min piece that revolves around Boon, who just served his jail sentence and is desperately looking for a job. Boon holds onto the glimmer of hope that he is able to see his daughter again, only to find out that every step he takes is a struggle against stigmatization.
EVERYTHING IS FINE
Winner: Outstanding Achievement Award (Short Film)
Director: RAJA RAM MUKERJI
Synopsis: A heart-warming tale between a mother and a daughter. It’s about progressive women in today’s time. It’s about a woman’s sacrifice, tolerance, patience and finally when she is pushed too close to the edge she rises and revolts, keeping her self-respect and her sanity.
THE TRESS OF HAIR
Winner: Best Women’s Films
Director: Lisa Solotsinskya
Country: Moscow, Russia
Synopsis: This film is all about the study of our consciousness. It’s known that surrounding world perceived human Consciousness through the body with the help of feelings and emotions.
Winner: Best Documentary Film
Director: Alex Kruz & Alex Lora
Country: United States
Synopsis: Based on the true life stories of the children at the Goldungha Orphanage for the Blind in Nepal, परिवार (parivara) is a positive and hopeful story following young Kopila through a fateful day in her life following the 2015 earthquake. It is a universal story demonstrating the beauty and resilience of the human spirit.
THE MOUNTAIN WITHIN
Winner: Best Drone Films
Director: Philippe Woodtli
Synopsis: This the new dream of Géraldine Fasnacht:
Being the first person to fly with her wingsuit from the highest peak of the Mont Rose massif, natural boundary between Switzerland and Italy. The Mountain Within is a journey which takes the spectator on the tracks of Géraldine and her newest adventure.
ONE DAY IN JULY
Winner: Best One Minute Film
Director: Hermes Mangialardo
Synopsis: One child plays with sand on a beach, but a soldier comes with his gun…
PUGAI PUNNAGAI (SMOKE IGNORE SMILE)
Winner: Best Silent Film
Director: A. Askar
Synopsis: Smoking kills the child in the womb as well.