Discovery of ‘Film Festival’ in India

first_imgThe top award at the festivalIndians-who first discovered the moving picture show as far back as 1896 with an exhibition of the Lumiere brothers’ films in Bombay’s Watson Hotel-have now discovered the film festival. Film festivals in India now happen practically every few months.In the last two years alone there,The top award at the festivalIndians-who first discovered the moving picture show as far back as 1896 with an exhibition of the Lumiere brothers’ films in Bombay’s Watson Hotel-have now discovered the film festival.Film festivals in India now happen practically every few months.In the last two years alone there have been three international film festivals in the country.Now that the stage is set for the sixth International Film Festival scheduled to open on January 3, it might be worthwhile to ask why.Does a country like India need international extravaganzas? Does it need to hold film festivals every six months on so large a scale? The answers lie buried beneath controversial issues.But what is clear is that by the 1950s, the film festival has become to the art world what the Olympic games are in the world of sports.last_img

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