Bengaluru: The wheels, or rather reels were still in motion on day five at the Bengaluru International Film Festival like the event continued amid reports of delayed starts and rescheduling of screenings on prior days that left movie buffs waiting in long queues, and also reports of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) boycotting the event.

Film buffs said that there were delays, but only for a few minutes.

On day five, Biffes hosted an interaction with featured directors, Manju Pandavapura (Smashana Mouna), Shivarudrappa (Ramana Savari), Eshwar (Neeru), Ranjan Ghosh (Rongbronger Korhi), Praveen Morchale (Widow of Silence).

A discussion on gender sensitivity was held, led by Vidya Shankar, Nagathihalli, Champa Shetty and Vasant S Sai after the screening of the movie Shivaranjini.

The movie revolves around the journey of three women who faced gender discrimination experienced and evolved. The panelists recounted instances of gender discrimination faced in reality and spoke about how women could overcome the prevalent issue.

Renowned cinematographer  Rafey Mehmoood spoke at the VK Murthy memorial lecture and talked about how Murthy depicted women differently through his cinematography and also highlighted his contribution to cinema whilst speaking about the ever-seen, but never-seen aspect of lighting.