- The theme this year is “Family Entertainment” & “Edutainment”.
- 32 well known Hindi & English films across various genres will be screened during the festival
- With the Objective of educating core family & moral values to Children through Cinema. Schools, Orphanages & NGO’s in and around Lonavala are invited to send their children to enjoy the experience free of cost.
- The Opening films of the festival will be the family entertainer ” Hum Saath Saath Hain” & a children’s film “Happy Mother’s Day” which will be screened simultaneously in 2 different screens
- Actor Mukesh Khanna- best known for portraying memorable characters like “Shaktiman” and “Bhishma Pitamah” & who also is the Current Chairperson of Children Film Society Of India will be the Guest of Honour for the festival
August 2017, Lonavla : After an overwhelming response to the 1st edition of the festival held last year, It’s time once again to enchant audiences with a wide range of entertaining films in the mystic valleys of Lonavala. This year as well, LIFFI has set the right tone to offer its visitors and patrons a completely different and a memorable “Cinematic Experience”.
Cinema lovers shouldn’t miss this treat of watching 32 entertaining national and international films across various genres that will be screened in the “state of the art” Triose Plaza”. Each film will be a one of its kind experience for each and every person.
Amongst some of the well-known films that will be screened this year are : Hum Saath Saath Hain, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, I am Kalam”, Andaz Apna Apna, Jalpari – The Desert Mermaid, Swarg, Chota Sipahi , Russell Madness, Monkey Up, The Goal, My Lucky Elephant & many more
The official content partners onboard for “LIFFI 2017″ are Ultra Media and Entertainment Pvt Ltd, Rajshri Productions, Children Film Society of India, K Sera Sera, Vinay Pictures and Smile Foundation.
Various public & private schools, Orphanages & NGO’s in and around Lonavala have been approached to send their children to watch films at the festival free of cost. The Objective behind this is to provide a unique & an everlasting experience to these children and also enlighten them through an entertaining medium
Like last year, this year too, many visitors are expected to watch path breaking films in this festival at the scenic hill station of Lonavala over the weekend.
Last year, several esteemed artists and film makers from the Indian film industry like Shyam Benegal, Naseeruddin Shah, Ketan Mehta, Govind Nihalani, Sudhir Mishra, Anant Mahadevan, Deepa Sahi, Rajit Kapoor and many more graced the event. Veteran filmmaker Govind Nihalani was presented the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by ace filmmaker Shyam Benegal. Other than the internationally acclaimed films like Pyaasa, Tamas, ArdhSatya, Drohkaal many commendable short films and documentaries were also screened. Interactive question and answer sessions were conducted and moderated by eminent personalities on various aspects of cinema and filmmaking. Visitors flocked in from all corners of the country to cherish the experience.
“Lonavala International Film Festival India” is organised by Triose Plaza and the festival Director is Mr. Madhav Todi. The Chief Patron for the festival is Mr. SushilKumar Agrawal, Managing Director, Ultra Media and Entertainment Pvt Ltd.