The opening ceremony of 3rd International Film Festival of Prayag was held in Delhi. With the intention to promote the culture of independent filmmaking, 3rd IFFP received a great reception. Veteran actor Ranjeet, Gaurav Dwivedi - General Secretary, Film Bandhu, Uttar Pradesh, writer Harvinder Mankkar and Hasan Haider, Founder & Director of IFFP were present on the first day.
A tribute was made to the late actor Om Puri who was the Chief Guest during the 1st IFFP held in Prayag.
Veteran actor Ranjeet was felicitated with the Living Legend Award and he said, “I have completed 50 years in Hindi Cinema and people would initially think of me as a bad man due to my negative roles. Of course that is not the case now. I am thankful to IFFP for this award and there’s no doubt that this platform has become an important event across India especially for budding filmmakers.”
Actor Ranjeet gave away Being Human award to Dr. Sunil Khaturiya and the Young Achiever’s Award to actor Rajeev Mishra.
Enthusiasts have submitted films in categories like Documentary, Short Fiction, Short Animation & Feature Film.
The previous two editions of International Film Festival of Prayag were held in Prayag amongst much fanfare. The film festival will feature the screening of independent cinema submitted by filmmakers, students and professionals from around the world. There will be plenty of things to do, to learn and to watch in this great event. The festival will start with a grand opening ceremony in the presence of some great cine personalities like Johnny Lever & Rajpal Yadav.
Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal will be awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award while veteran actor Ranjeet will be felicitated with the Living Legend Award. Manoj Tiwari will be presented the Shan-e-Prayag 2017 award.
Ab To Patti Khol Do, a special film on Swachh Bharat will be showcased on the opening day followed by the screening of the selected films from different filmmakers and genres. The second day of the festival would have its own flavour with some lecture sessions, interaction between guest speakers and audience.
Hasan Haider, Founder, IFFP & Owner, Z & Z Media Pvt. Ltd says, “We are super excited to present the third edition of IFFP in Delhi. I am sure movie goers will have a gala time during the screenings at the film fest.” The 3rd International Film Festival of Prayag will feature entries from countries like India, UAE Dubai, Sweden, Iran, Canada, Italy, Japan, Spain, China, Pakistan & Tajikistan.