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3rd Lonavala International Film Festival Of India kicks off on 7 September

The festival will see 18 films and 3 masterclass seminars conducted between 7-9 September 2018. 

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The 3rd edition of the Lonavala International Film Festival of India (LIFFI) is set to begin today (7 September) at the Triose Plaza in Lonavala. The festival is curated by Vivek Vaswani, and will see a collection of 18 films screened at the 3-day event. 

The festival will open with Bimal Roy's acclaimed classic Sujata (1959) and Sridhar Rangayan's acclaimed Evening Shadows (2018). The festival will also see Rinki Roy Bhattacharya, daughter of Bimal Roy, pay tribute to the filmmaker through a short documentary. In a tribute to the late filmmaker, his films Devdas (1955), Bandini (1963) and Madhumati (1958) will also be screened at the festival. 

The event will also see a collection of acclaimed Marathi films which include Doctor Rakhmabai (2016), Kachhha Limbu (2017), and Nude (2018) screened at the venue. Among the internatonal films being screened is the Ukrainian-English animation film, The Stolen Princess (2018). 

Lonavala International Film Festival India 2018 is organized by Triose Plaza. Madhav Todi is the festival director, while the chief patron for the festival is Sushil Kumar Agrawal, managing director of Ultra Media and Entertainment Pvt Ltd.