YKIFF celebrates the writers, language and traditions of film and literature that are at the heart of any film or book
Bombay (Maharashtra) [India], November 29 (ANI / ATK): The Yathakatha International Film and Literature Festival kicked off in November and after four successful days, especially in this time of pandemic, has come to an end. YKIFF is the festival to celebrate cinema and literature.
The four-day festival kicked off on November 25, 2021 at the premises of the Maniben Nanavati Women’s College Vile Speaks. YKIFLF presented more than 35 films from national and international fields as well as more than 25 constructive round tables on cinema and literature. Book launch, special Country Showcase screening, book stands and cultural activities were the highlights of the festival during its four days.
The first of its kind, the festival focused on the importance of language, particularly Hindi and Sanskrit literature, creative writing in film, the process of adapting books, perspective and women’s contribution to storytelling, the LGBTQ role in the context of cinema and literature and many others. The festival explored the contradictions of cinema and literature with interesting perspectives … exploring economically developed places alongside backward regions, resolutely nationalist mindsets rub shoulders with pockets prone to insurgency and socially conservative elements that coexist with d ‘ countless liberal styles in creativity… All in the same setting.
YKIFLF partnered with the Quebec Consulate as a “Country Showcase” during its very first season. YKIFLF with KROKIO PRODUCTS PVT LTD has brought together renowned film talents from around the world converging with the Indian film and literature industry across the globe. Founded by renowned media professionals to create an annual international film and literature festival in India which offers the best of opportunities to the public.
In addition to the festival, the festival organizes and manages a unique set of programs that maintain conversations around cinema, literature, authors and filmmakers throughout the year.
The opening ceremony took place on November 25, 2021 during which Mr. Francis Paradis, consul and director, Quebec as “guest of honor” and Professor Ujwala Chakradeo, vice-chancellor, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai as “guest of honor” opened the festival with the lighting of a lamp and a cultural presentation.
There was a special screening under the ‘Country Showcase Chapter’ ‘Quebec’ and the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, Amrit Mahotsava where, Nachiketa, Crossing the line and Ambassador of Socialism – Life & Times of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya were screened on the opening day of the feast.
During the four days of the festival, various activities took place and many eminent guests from the world of cinema and literature participated … Among them, Bhawana Somaaya, Aabid Surti, Ananth Narayan Mahadevan, Sidharth Jain, Devashish Makhija, Sridhar Rangayan, Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, Brahmanand Singh, Anjali Bhushan Nugyal, Dr Piyush Roy, Harish Pathak, Radha Vallabh Tripathi, Vasudha Sahastrabuddhe, Mala Jha, Leena Mishra, Mamta Mandal, Chetan Mathur, Pradeep Gupta, Dheerendra Asthana etc. version recorded on a certain subject Selina Seth, Sanjay Masoom, Rahul Rawail were in sight among them.
The closing ceremony of YKIFLF was honored with the presence of the Governor of Maharashtra Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari who encouraged the winners, participants and the organizer. “These types of collaborative efforts need to be organized from time to time for the sake of our cultural growth and generations to come,” said Honorable Governor Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari. “
He later congratulated the winners in various categories and also unveiled the cover of the upcoming Yathakatha International Film & Literature Festival magazine Smarika which will be available soon.
Participants and winners received a personalized YathaKatha logo trophy.
Special distinctions for contribution
Manoj Kumar (Bharat Kumar) Veteran actor and director and a legend of Indian cinema.
Sir Ruskin Bond, author and literary legend Dev Bhasha Sanskrit Samman has been awarded to Radha Vallabh Tripathi who is one of the oldest Sanskrit teachers in the country.
Raj Bhasha Samman Hindi Samman was awarded to Mamta Mandal, Founder of Global Hindi Foundation, Singapore for her contribution to the growth of Hindi as an international language, Singapore.
In its first edition, YathaKatha International Film & Literature Festival congratulated veteran actor Manoj Kumar with special honor for his contribution to cinema and Sir Ruskin Bond for his contribution to the world of literature.
The honor of supporting partner YathaKatha was given to Maniben Nanavati Women’s College and NTPC Dadri… Alok Adhikari received the honor on behalf of NTPC and Apporva Bhai Nanavati and Dr Rajshree Trivedi received the honor on behalf of Nanavati Middle School.
Under the Special Mention for Amrit Mahotsava, the screening was awarded to Mr. Nitesh Agarwal (producer) and Anil Agarwal (actor) – for the film Ambassador Of Social – Life & Times by Dr Ram Manohar Lohia.
Best LGBTQ Feature Evening Shadows, a film by Sridhar Rangayan
Special Mention Cinema For Change Honor to Jhalki – Tale of an indefatigable sparrow, by Brahmanand S Siingh
Best Fiction Short Film India – Khisa (pocket) directed by Raj More
BEST INDIAN FILM DOCUMENTARY
DINESH LAKHANPAL’S WOUNDED SOULS OF RANN
World Cinema Best Fictional Short Film
FILM – DIRECTOR’S EVE – LUCA MACHNICH
Best Feature Documentary in World Cinema
FILM – RAINBOWLAND by DIRECTOR – WILLIAM ULRICH
World Cinema Best Documentary Short
FILM – MACHADO 21- CELEBRATING THE CENTENARY OF THE DIRECTOR – IVOINSON GOULARD
BEST ANIMATED FILM
FILM – ON / OFF by DIRECTOR – NICOLAS P. VILLARREAL
World Cinema Best Fictional Feature Film
FILM – AM RANDE DER ZEITEN by DIRECTOR – JORG REICHLIN
Special Mention Documentary Feature Film of World Cinema
FILM – GONE ARE THE DAYS by DIRECTOR – R PAUL DHILLON
World Cinema Best Student Film
FILM – THE REAL IMAGE by DIRECTOR – SHAUNAK SURLU
World Cinema Best Mobile Film
FILM – FOUNTAIN OF THE PLANET DIRECTOR – HIROSHI ATOBE
BEST WORLD CINEMA SCREENPLAY
THE SHADOW OF BUDDHA by THE WRITER – PATTANA THAIVANICH
Under Literature categories
Best Writer (Male) Winner
Shukl Ramayan by Dr Dinesh Prasad Shukla, a cancer survivor and farmer turned author.
Best Fiction Book
Oonga by Devashish Makhija, filmmaker and author
Best Writer (Woman) and Best Educational Book
Dr D – Wrath of the Tooth Monster by Dr Shivangi Sharm
Marshal of the Court Fir Se by Ravindra Katyan
Founded by a group of creative professionals and proven to be the premier international festival of film and literature together, Yatha Katha International Film & Literature Festival powered by Krokio Products Private Limited is an extremely important and independent showcase, inspired by fruitful interaction arts and cinema. and literature in particular. The members of the jury are honored by Kamal Swaroop, Rahul Rawail, Aabid Surti, Harris W. Freedman, Amitabh Shrivastava, Manvendra Singh Gohil, Piyush Roy, Sanjay Masoom, Suraj Prakash, Federico Aletta, Radhavallabh Tripathi, Rachel Kadushin, Brahmanid S Siing Benamra, Deepak Dua, Prof. Dr. Mohan Das and many others.
Charu Sharma, the founder of the festival explained the vision behind this initiative, she said: “It is not only a festival but it is a long journey which has just taken its small step and in the seasons to come. The first of its kind, this film festival celebrates the writers, who are at the heart of any film or book. This four-day festival had covered most of the sections such as the importance of Hindi and Sanskrit literature, film screenings, book launches, panel discussions, creative writing, etc.
During the closing ceremony, Bhagat Singh Koshyari quoted “this is a YathaKatha journey and will continue Yatha Takha (forever).” The vote of thanks was presented by Mamta Mandal, co-founder of the festival. YKIFLF received 189 entries worldwide in the cinema and literature categories and the best of these were awarded with a personalized trophy at the awards evening.
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