Closing Ceremony of The 9th NEZ International Film Festival

✍️By Special Correspondent
The 9th NEZ International Film Festival concluded with a grand closing ceremony at Kolkata recently. Acclaimed Director Gautam Ghosh was honoured with the Golden Director’s Award while the NIFF Icon Award was bestowed on National Award winning actor Rituparna Sengupta and Anjan Bose while Sohini Dasgupta was honoured with the NIFF Infinite Vistas Award.

Sudeep Rajan Sarkar, founder of NEZ International Film Festival and NEZ Foundation said, “we promote independent cinema from across the world and this festival was very popular with European filmmakers. We have sister festival in Austria, Vienna. This year we have honoured Gautam Ghosh, Anjan Bose, Rituparna Sengupta and Sohini Dasgupta. This festival happened over a period of three days at Kolkata.”
The Film Festival started by SRS’s production house named “NEZ International Film Festival”is in its 9th year now and is set to showcase independent cinema from around the globe, with a special focus on European filmmakers.

Here are the key highlights of the Nez International Film Festival:
Ninth Year of Promotion: Celebrating its ninth year, the NEZ International Film Festival has become a prominent platform for independent cinema. It has garnered popularity among European filmmakers and even has a sister festival in Vienna, Austria.
Honoring Contributions to Cinema: This year, the festival is recognizing the contributions of eminent Film Directors like Gautam Ghosh, Anjan Bose and Sudeshna Roy along with Actor & Producer of Indian Cinema Rituparna Sengupta to the world of cinema. Their achievements will be celebrated during the event.
Expansion and New Initiatives: Sudeep Ranjan Sarkar (SRS), the founder of NEZ International Film Festival, is expanding the festival’s reach with editions in America, Italy, and the upcoming destination in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Additionally, SRS is launching the NEZ Magic Lantern Film Festival and the OTT platform Magic Room, offering a diverse range of content.
Premiere of “Autumn Narcissus”: In the 9th edition, the festival’s showstopper is the premiere of the short film “Autumn Narcissus,” featuring acclaimed Italian ActressPaola Bonacina as the lead protagonist. Paola is also starring in the Bengali/Italian dual-language feature film “Grasaan/Grief of the Sun,” produced in collaboration with famous Italian actor/director Roger Fratter.

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