Mamata Banerjee to virtually inaugurate Kolkata International Film Festival today

First Published Jan 8, 2021, 12:11 PM IST

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will virtually inaugurate the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival from the state secretariat on Friday (January 8).

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Chief Minister also said that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be joining the inauguration virtually. However, no guests will be physically present because of the COVID-19 pandemic.<br />
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The Chief Minister also said that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be joining the inauguration virtually. However, no guests will be physically present because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

<p>This year, 81 full-length feature films and 50 short films and documentaries from around 45 countries would be screened at eight venues over the next one week.<br />
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This year, 81 full-length feature films and 50 short films and documentaries from around 45 countries would be screened at eight venues over the next one week.
 

<p>Apur Sansar, the third film in legendary film maker Satyajit Ray’s internationally recognised Apu Trilogy, would be screened at the inauguration.</p>

Apur Sansar, the third film in legendary film maker Satyajit Ray’s internationally recognised Apu Trilogy, would be screened at the inauguration.

<p>A special tribute will be paid to late actor Soumitra Chatterjee, who died in November 2020. His films will be screened in the festival.&nbsp;</p>

A special tribute will be paid to late actor Soumitra Chatterjee, who died in November 2020. His films will be screened in the festival. 

<p>Earlier, Mamata Banerjee tweeted, “Together, we will overcome this pandemic. But the show must go on. We are going ahead with #KIFF 2021 virtually, on a smaller scale. Glad that my brother @iamsrk will join us virtually at the inaugural event on Jan 8, 4 pm. Watch Kolkata International Film Festival live<br />
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Earlier, Mamata Banerjee tweeted, “Together, we will overcome this pandemic. But the show must go on. We are going ahead with #KIFF 2021 virtually, on a smaller scale. Glad that my brother @iamsrk will join us virtually at the inaugural event on Jan 8, 4 pm. Watch Kolkata International Film Festival live
 

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