To mark International Women’s Day, a Women’s Film Festival has been organized by NFAI, in collaboration with Aashay Film Club and the Aayam Group of women in media. The theme of this year’s edition is Travelling Women.
The festival will be inaugurated on Friday, 9th March at 4:30pm. The festival will open with Sidney Pollack’s Out Of Africa, featuring Meryl Streep.
On 10th March 6pm, the festival will screen Balu Mahendra’s Tamil film Moondram Pirai, in memory of actress Sridevi. Other acclaimed films including Away We Go, Under the Tuscan Sun, Wild and Eat Pray Love, will also be screened.
NFAI will also host a special event “Parikathe til Rajkumari”, and screen audiovisual clips paying tribute to women in Indian cinema. The event will feature commentary by film expert Sulabha Ternikar, along with Vandana Kulkarni and Usman Shaikh.
Entry to the festival is free.