These international film parties will create a platform for Dhollywood

After Making Substantial Buzz And Winning Hearts Last Year, The International Gujarati Film Festival (IGFF) And The Indian Film Festival Of Alberta (IFFA) Will Return This Year In June, Los Angeles And Toronto Respectively. And This Time It Promises To Get A Bigger And Better Show. After All, Umesh Shukla (festival Director Van IGFF), Aarti Patel (festival Director Van IFFA ) And Abhishek Jain Have Worked Tirelessly To Add More Features To These Film Festivals To Attract More Audiences Than Last Year. With The Recent Gujarati Cinema, D-Towners And Foreign Fans Are Eagerly Looking Forward To These Fests.

Relevance Of The Festivals

Gujarati Films Have Already Traveled To Prestigious Film Fests Like The Columbus International Film Festival And Belgrade Film Festival, To Name A Few. But The IGFF And IFFA Play An Important Role For

D-Town, As They Are Focused On Promoting Gujarati Films. With A Lot Of NRGs At These Destinations, These Fests Usually Do Well And Contribute Towards D-Town Films Gaining Popularity Abroad, Both Before And After Their Release Says Umesh Shukla," This Is The Second Year Of IGFF And This Time;

Aarti Patel, Who Is Also The Festival's Mentor And Advisor Or IFFA, Adds, “It's A Fantastic Opportunity To Screen Your Films With Other Regional Films. It Helps In Building More Audience For Your Film From Different Parts Of The World. This Platform Also Helps With Positive Word Of Mouth Publicity, Which Is The Best Marketing Strategy. ”

A Treat For Film Lovers

For Movie Buffs, Film Festivals Come As A Golden Opportunity To Experience Different Kinds Of Children Or Acclaimed Films. Also, They Provide A Great Platform For Budding Artists To Showcase Their Talent. Films Like Shu Thayu ?, Natsamrat, Short Circuit, Suryansh, Fan, Order Order Out Of Order, Saheb, Montu Ni Bittu, Chaal Jeevi Laiye And Pratik Gandhi's Hindi Film Bhavai Will Be Screened At These Festivals. Talking About The Line-up, Umesh Shukla Shares, “We Came Up With An Interesting Line-up This Year Because Last Year, With The Footfall Being Around 5,000, We Realized That The Fest Has Grown Bigger And Better To Attract More Audience. I Feel Gujarati Movies Should Also Be Released Worldwide, Just Like Movies From South." Actor Vyoma Nandi, Who Will Be Attending The Fest In LA For The First Time, Shares," I'm Going To Be A Part Of It Only To Enhance My Knowledge About Films And Experiences From The Same. I Watch A Lot Or Movies, But I Also Miss Out On A Lot Or Offbeat Movies, Which Can Leave An Impact On Me. I Am Looking Forward To Meeting People Who Are Passionate About Films, And Can Add To My Knowledge About Cinema. ”

What's New?

Last Year Being The First Year For These Festivals, Everything Was Organized On A Short Notice, And They Were Attended By Limited Number Of People From The Industry. But This Year, With Dates Being Announced Well In Advance, A Lot More Actors Are Going To Be A Part Of These Fests.

Madhan Selvaraj, Organizer Of The Event, Shares, “Our Festival Travels To Different Cities Of Canada. We Are Going To Travel To 10 Cities With 20 Different Films And 35 Different Screenings In Eight Indian Languages. This Year We Are Trying To Bring A Lot Of Film Makers From The Gujarati Films Industry To Witness The Festival, And Make A Part Of Screening Or Other Regional Films. This Year, Apart From The Already Released Films Or 2018-19, Films That Are Slated To Release Later This Year Will Also Be Screened. ”

With Actors/filmmakers Such As Malhar Thakar Vyoma Nandi, Pratik Gandhi, Deeksha Joshi, Aarohi Patel, Siddharth Randeria, Abhishek Jain And Monal Malhar Thakar, Three Of Whose Films (Shu Thayu, Saheb And Sharato Lagu) Will Be Screened At IGFF, Shares, Watch The Films In Their Presence. Last Year, The Festival Opened With Sharato Lagu, And It's Back This Year On Public Demand. ”

Kaushal Acharya, The Organizer Of The Event, Adds, “Last Year, The Festival Really Did Well To Encourage More People To Be A Part Of This Year, We Are Planning To Organize Filmmaking Workshops. After That, The Three-day Festival Will Begin (June 7, 8 And 9). There Will Be A Grand Inaugural Ceremony, Followed By A Red Carpet Event Where The Actors And Other Industry People Will Get To Connect With The Audience. After That, The Screening Of The 13 Gujarati Films Will Start. ”

Looks Like D-Town Will High The Limelight With These Action-packed International Film Festivals!