Welcome to 6th Indian Film Festival of Ireland 2015
Given the phenomenal success of the last five years of the Indian Film Festival of Ireland that was very well received by the public as well as by the national and international press, it is my pleasure to inform you that the Indian Film Festival of Ireland 2015 is finally ready to be launched.
Since the first seeds had been planted I have seen this festival having two intertwined purposes: to make Indian cinema more mainstream, introducing people to the global appeal and popularity of Indian cinema and to help craft an environment for Indian film makers to invest and shoot films in Ireland. The festival aim is to enhance the culture diversity of the storytelling art through film making in Ireland. It is also a platform to show case the work of new film talent locally and from India.
The Indian Film festival of Ireland will run from the 25th to the 27th of September 2015, screening seven films in four diffrent locations. I welcome the Director in focus, Muzaffar Ali to Ireland and his latest film JAANISAAR, which is our opening film. I also welcome Meera Ali, the producer of this film in Ireland. Indian Films Education Programme for secondary schools and colleges will continue as a regular feature of the festival. I strive and endeavor to educate and entertain our audience through the most powerful medium of cinematic language.
Cinema is changing, cinema consuming habits are changing and the demographic profile of the audience is changing. The advent of new and emerging technologies are imposing new challenges every day and at the same time, creating opportunities for the film lovers to explore undiscovered territories. The desire to tell new and exciting stories through film making has never been easier now, and at the same time, the shrinking nature of the globe, raises the expectations of the film makers to produce more challenging films.
I am delighted to be part of this exciting event together with you all once again this year and I do hope you will all enjoy it.
Director of Indian Film Festival of Ireland
6th Indian Film Festival of Ireland - IFFI 2015
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''To make the Indian films and industry and the film personalities - Directors, Producers, Actors - Stars more popular in Ireland''