The Kolkata Film Festival started in 1995. It was the culmination of a film society movement that drew its inspiration from the master of Bangla Cinema – Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, Mrinal Sen. The KIFF is organised by the Kolkata Chalachitra Utsav Society with financial and logistic support from the Goverment of West Bengal.
Earlier, the Kolkata Film Festival, while prestigious, was a comparatively small and hence select exercise. Since 2011, our Honourable Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has made it a much larger and more inclusive festival celebrating cinema, a festival much more grand in scale and also much more accessible to the common man.
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11.21.2016 – Winners of the Kolkata International Film Festival 2016