Tribeni Rai’s film ‘Chori’ to be screened at Woodpecker Intl Film Fest
Gangtok, 02 Sept:
India’s renowned film festival, Woodpecker International Film Festival [WIFF], has announced the lineup of films for its 6th annual edition. Fifty nine films and documentaries from 12 countries are part of the enchanting lineup of screenings for this year’s edition scheduled to be held from 23-25 Nov at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi.
Tribeni Rai’s 10-minute film “Chori” has also been selected for screening in the festival and is among the three films selected from North East India for this year’s festival. Other prominent films to be screened in the festival include Oscar winning documentarian Kirk Simon’s “The Pulitzer at 100”, National Award winning films “Veil Done” and “Eye Test”, globally acclaimed documentary “Attenborough’s Ant Kingdom” and others.
“Chori is an autobiographical film based on gender discrimination. I made the film in zero budget under the banner of my production house ‘Dalley Khorsani Productions’. I had sent my documentary film ‘Sikkim soccer girls’ to the festival last year. I am overjoyed that my film is being screened for the second time in the festival. Also this year a lot of filmmakers that I know are screening their films alongside my film, so really looking forward to the festival,” says Ms Rai.
Founder-Director of the festival, Rao Narender Yadav, has said “WIFF will be bringing the best of Indian and global cinema for film lovers. Over the years, WIFF has emerged as a popular and credible platform for independent filmmakers to showcase their work, and it continues to be one of the much awaited film festivals in New Delhi.”