The third edition of the Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) will be held in Leh June 27-29. Over 700 entries from around 30 countries across the world have been received by the organisers, but the focus this year will be on Korean cinema.
“Apart from international cinema, what is heartening is the participation of lesser known filmmakers from places such as Manipur, Nagaland and Meghalaya in addition to Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese and Hindi cinema,” Melwyn Williams Chirayath, founder and festival director, LIFF, said in a statement.
“This year, the focus will be on Korean cinema, with contemporary Korean films lined up by the dozen. We are also pleased to host legendary film critic Klaus Eder, general secretary of International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), as part of the jury for LIFF 2014,” Chirayath added.
There will be other key attractions of the fest too.
“This year’s theme for LIFF is Spirituality and Camaraderie. LIFF 2014 will culminate with The Dalai Lama holding Kaalchakra (special teachings), which is held once in four years”, said Chirayath.(ians)