The third edition of Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) will begin from 30 October, showcasing animation filmmaker Gitanjali Rao’s movie True Love Story which premiered at Cannes earlier this year.
The four-day festival will take place in Dharamshala which is prearranged by Indo-Tibetan filmmaking couple Ritu Sarin and Tenzin Sonam, promises to bring the best of recent Indian and world cinema, both in fiction and documentary.
“This year’s highlights include an animation workshop by India’s well known animation filmmaker Gitanjali Rao, who will also present her new film, True Love Story, and curate a selection of animation films from around the world,” a statement read.
Filmmaker Umesh Kulkarni will continue his special relationship with DIFF by curating a package of the best of new Indian short films.
DIFF 2014 has also initiated the Filmmakers’ Fellowship Programme, where five upcoming filmmakers from the Indian Himalayan regions will be selected and brought to DIFF to watch films, participate in the masterclasses and workshops, and have one-on-one mentorship sessions with visiting filmmakers.