The first day of 6th Bangalore International Film Festival (BIFF) started off on a positive note, witnessing events like Poster Exhibition on Indian Cinema, Inauguration of Dr Raj Kumar's Films in the retrospective segment, Panel Discussions.
The daily screening at the 4 venues garnered good response with the film enthusiasts waiting in long line to watch their pick of the day movie. The response was overwhelming to the extent that the delegate pass issuance had to be discontinued.
The Poster Exhibition held at the Sulochana Auditorium, Information Department, was organized by the National Film Archives of India and the DAVP, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of India, in co-ordination with The Department of Information, Govt. of Karnataka, Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy, and Bangalore. The Exhibition was inaugurated by the Commissioner Shri KR Niranjan, HD Gangaraju and Vishukumar.
Chairman of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC), HD Gangaraju on the occasion said "The Poster exhibition is first of its kind in BIFFES. It brings me great joy and nostalgic to be a part of this festival and see it grow."
A Panel Discussion on 'Promotion of Regional Indian Films: For Festivals and Global Market' was held at the Department of Information. The panel discussion was centered mostly on topics like Film Marketing, Film Budgeting, Selection of films for film festivals, Indian and Regional Cinema & how the films are being promoted in the west etc.