Pondicherry International Film Festival Takes Off

Puducherry: The former French colony came alive with the spirit of cinema as the curtain went up on the first Pondicherry International Film Festival(PIFF) on Wednesday.

Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy inaugurated the festival at a ceremony marked by simplicity at Alliance Française de Pondichéry.

Saibal Chatterjee, film critic and festival director of PIFF along with Abhishek Sinha, founder and CEO, Pickurflick an indie cinema streaming platform,  officially announced the opening of the festival.

Inaugurating the festival Mr Narayanasamy expressed happiness over hosting the first edition of the international film festival as it will provide opportunity for people from all walks of life to watch films from various countries.

“It is the first International Film Festival in Puducherry and I am proud of it. I wish the organizing team success in the years to come. We want to assimilate different culture, ideology, caste, age and we believe all people are equal. Therefore we heartily accept whatever is good for the development of our state,” he said.

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