Jan 01st, 2014, New Delhi: The film submissions for the third edition
of Ladakh International Film Festival are open from 01st Jan 2014 till
31st March, 2014. Ladakh International Film Festival is the world’s
highest altitude International Film Festival chaired by Shri Shyam
Benegal. The mascot is Snow Leopard, one of the most endangered species
of the world.
LIFF has been able to mobilize locals, organizations, film fraternity
worldwide and the Government to host such an event to the benefit of
many. The festival has acted as a platform to increase manifold inbound
tourism in India. Ladakh is branded as the hottest destination in the
world and to couple it up with the most popular medium of entertainment
in the world is being hailed as the winning formula. More than 132
countries have participated in the last edition.
The Patrons of LIFF are as follows:
CHRISTIAN JEUNE, DEREK MALCOLM, JACOB NEIIENDAM, GOVIND NIHALANI, SHAJI N KARUN, MANI RAATNAM, SHEKHAR KAPUR, KETAN MEHTA, MIKE H PANDEY, VISHAL BHARDHWAJ, MADHUR BHANDARKAR, SANTOSH SIVAN, DEEPTI NAVAL & NITIN DESAI.
This year two Patron have honored the festival by becoming the Patrons – Gulzaar Saab & Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra.
The last date for the submissions of entries was April 01, 2012.
Last year jury chairperson was Ms Aparna Sen, with jury members like Paul Smaczny (Emmy winner), Vimukhti Jayasundara (Palm d’or), Teri McLuhan.
Green Carpet Premeire films for the LIFF 2013 were “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” & “Frontier Gandhi”. The winner of the Best Feature Film was OASS & Best documentary was WHO WILL BE A GURKHA?, which later was acclaimed in many other festivals as well.
The program, jury & other information for the festival will be
released soon. For more details log in to www.liff.in or write to
Melwyn Williams Chirayath
Founder & Festival Director, LIFF