The eighth edition of IIFFT, which is going online this year due to the pandemic, will be held from 9-15 August.
Super 30, Jersey to be screened at virtual edition of International Indian Film Festival Toronto
New Delhi - 31 Jul 2020 13:20 IST
The International Indian Film Festival Toronto (IIFFT) will be held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The eighth edition of the festival, organised with a mission to celebrate and promote Indian cinema in North America, will be held from 9-15 August.
In an official statement, the festival's executive director Malik Ahmad said, “The International Indian Film Festival is an important celebration of Indian culture in North America. We are pleased that, despite the challenges and limitations of Covid-19, we have found a way to deliver this year’s festival entirely virtually. We are grateful to the many stars, directors and producers who will join us to make this edition another great event even if we aren’t able to come together in person."
The line-up of films for this year includes Vikas Bahl's Super 30 (Hindi), Gowtam Tinnanuri's Jersey (Telugu), Anto Philip's Batch of 2020 (Hindi/English), Lokesh Kanagaraj's Kaithi (Tamil), Raj Krishna's Padmavyuha (English/Hindi) and Anwar Rasheed's Trance (Malayalam), amongst others.
Several filmmakers and artistes will be joining the festival virtually like Jaaved Jaaferi, Pooja Batra, Anand Gandhi, Amar Kaushik, Tinnanuri and Krishna, besides several others who are continuing to extend their support to the event.
Join us for the 8th edition of the International Indian Film Festival (virtually) this year: Aug 9-15, 2020.— IIFFT (@iifft_official) July 27, 2020
Film line-up includes:#JERSEY #SUPER30 #KAITHI #BATCHOF2020 #PADMAVYUHA #TRANCE @NameisNani @ShraddhaSrinath @iHrithik @mrunal0801 @Karthi_Offl @jaavedjaaferi pic.twitter.com/fUcJeDD70D
The schedule of the films, which will be available online for free viewing, will be released shortly.