The 11th edition of the Dharamshala International Film Festival continued to bring visual treats to filmmakers and cinema lovers with a range of screenings in the hilly town of Himachal Pradesh.
The four-day film festival began on November 3 in collaboration with Picturetime’s MDMT (Mobile Digital Movie Theatre) to screen a wide range of documentaries, independent features, shorts and animation films. The festival brings 80 films from 32 countries, which include 21 feature narratives, 16 documentaries, and 43 short films.
DIFF 2022 had a special screening of Writing with Fire, the Oscar-nominated documentary by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Sen and Parth Saurabh’s Pokhar Ke Dunu Paar.
The highlighted films and documentaries from DIFF 2022 are Dostojee, Dear Mr Fuhrer, Jhini Bini Chadariya, Fire in the Mountains, Pedro, The Territory, Terra Femme, A Night of Knowing Nothing and many more.
Also, DIFF held the very first Asian screening of Dear future children (Germany, UK, Australia, 2021), a documentary film directed by Franz Bohm, which gave the audience a glimpse into youth activism worldwide.
Ajitpal Singh’s directorial debut Fire in the Mountains also made it to its first Indian screening at DIFF.
The Short Fiction Programme, curated by Umesh Kulkarni, a former DIFF participant ran simultaneously with the features. The lineup included Dante Katha (LAB Collective), Football Changthang (StanzinJigmet), Man and Wife (Rahul Roye), Naye Ghode Ki Nayi Chaal (Abhijeet Phartiyal), Only the wind knows the truth (Mriganka Goswami), Raavi (Jasmine Kaur Roy) and Phir Kabhi (Nihit Bhave).