Bengaluru international film festival to be extended to Mysuru

Theatres with ample parking space in Mysuru to be considered

Here is a good news for film buffs. With the annual Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFF) extended to Mysuru, films will be screened in select theatres in the city, during the festival scheduled to be held from January 29 to February 4, 2016.

Secretary for Information and Public Relations Department N S Channappa Gowda, during a meeting held at the Deputy Commissioner’s office here recently, said: “Films will be screened for seven days in both Bengaluru and Mysuru. A committee in this regard will be chaired by the DC.”

He suggested organising the international film festival, instead of Dasara film festival during the Nada Habba from next year. It would be beneficial in catering to the tourists both domestic and international, who visit the city during Dasara, he said.

Director for Information and Public Relations N R Vishukumar said, “For the first time, the film festival is being organised in Mysuru. The committee will decide on films to be screened and awards to be conferred as part of the festival.”

Deputy Commissioner
C Shikha, who presided over the meeting, said, “The inaugural session will be held in Bengaluru. The valedictory ceremony has been planned in Mysuru on February 4.”

On selecting theatres, she said, “Only theatres with ample space for parking will be identified to screen the movies. Prior to this, the matter will be discussed with theatre owners.”

Chief Planning Officer of Zilla Panchayat Prabhuswamy, DCP (Law and Order) Dr H T Shekar, Deputy Director for Information and Chalanachitra Academy Registrar H B Dinesh were present.

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