Dates: 2-6 September 2016
Venue: Sirifort Auditorium – Audi 2-3-4
Entry: From gate nos. 2, 4 and 5
Free Parking: Available in and around the venue
Nearest Metro Station: Green Park (Yellow line)
Timings: Starts at 10.30 am and goes on till the end of last show (last show starts at 7.45)
Cost: Free – Seating is on first come first serve basis
Registration: Available and recommended at the venue by showing an Id card
What else: Bags, camera, eatables and water bottles not allowed inside the auditoriums.
*Programme subject to change
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa collectively known as “BRICS” or “BRICS countries” are at a similar stage of newly advanced economic development. To take a step towards strengthening relationship between the five nations and to facilitate the cultural exchange among these countries, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Directorate of film festivals of India have organised the 1st BRICS Film Festival at Sirifort Auditorium.
This 5 day cultural extravaganza opened with the premier of Malayalam film, Veeram starring Kunal Kapoor. Along with Veeram, a host of films are being screened in three halls of Sirifort auditorium in 4 different time slots. The selection of movies is a combination of commercial hits like “Bajirao Mastani“, “Bahubali” and critically acclaimed films like “Bhumika” and “Cinemawala” from India. The screening includes “Between Valleys” from Brazil, “Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi” from Russia, “Book of Love” from China and “TESS” from South Africa along with many others.
Sirifort is a hub of film festivals. We have seen some great films at Iranian film festival and some cool Indian films at the recently concluded Jagran film festival. From BRICS film festival, we watched the Bangla film “Cinemawala” on Saturday evening and were pleasantly surprised to see actor Parambrata Chattopadhyay (Hindi film Kahani fame) along with director Kaushik Ganguly. They introduced the film to the audience before screening, and were delighted to see a packed house for a regional language film.
Not just feature films, documentaries and short films are also screened at the BRICS film festival. In Audi 4, discussions and seminars are also being conducted under BRICS Panchaayat category in two different time slots.
Though the films are strictly for audience above 18 years of age, food and art can be enjoyed by people from any age group. BRICS Film Festival at Sirifort has a dedicated food court where visitors can savour a variety of food and enjoy art and craft from BRICS countries, which is on display and for sale at the venue.
We highly recommend the 1st BRICS film festival at Sirifort Auditorium for all the movie buffs. Ones who can’t get enough of world cinema in Delhi NCR and they want to expereince cinema beyond Bollywood and Hollywood.