Bharathiraja inaugurates CIFF

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Friday, Jan 06, 2017

Bharathiraja inaugurates CIFF

The 14th Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) was formally inaugurated by veteran filmmaker Bharathiraja. Speaking at the inauguration, Bharathiraja, said, 'The festival is an opportunity for us to observe cultures from around the world and also learn the craft of filmmaking'.

He said, 'Cinema is the powerful tool for cultural exchange among nations. It has shrunk the size of the world. Our filmmakers who use state-of-the-art technology to make movies should show world our culture and tradition'. Bharathiraja appreciated the efforts of Indo Cine Appreciation (ICAF) in successfully conducting the festival.  

The festival will go on till 12 January and will feature 150 films from 52 countries. Festival director Thangaraj, actresses Suhansini, Rohini, Poornima Bhagiyaraj, Aishwarya Rajesh, Lissy, actors Mohan, Manobala, filmmaker K Bhagiyaraj, Film Producers Council president Kalaipuli S Thanu , Nadigar Sangam's general secretary Vishal and treasurer Karthi were also present.

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