Golden Triangle International Film Festival (GTIFF) Press Release

Golden Triangle International Film Festival (GTIFF) Press Release

The Golden Triangle Charitable Trust is created with the purpose of organizing an International Film Festival in the name of Golden Triangle International Film Festival (GTIFF) with a global standards and repute, to attract the best in celluloid to the culturally rich city of Bhubaneswar, Odisha. It also holds the responsibility of promoting the exhibition of unique national and international films, facilitating the running of programs related to films, granting film awards and celebrating documentaries. In addition to screening films the Golden Triangle International Film Festival (GTIFF) would like to create a platform for discussions, networking, as well as organizing film events and workshops. We would like to be part of the universal creative exchange of ideas and forge collaboration with other film entities across the world. Apart from organizing GTIFF, the Golden Triangle Charitable Trust also lends its support to other Film Festivals across India as well. Golden Triangle International Film Festival (GTIFF) activities will give film lovers a chance and an opportunity to be exposed to the best of world cinema.

Golden Triangle International Film Festival (GTIFF) will held during April 21st to 23rd of every year either one destination of famous Golden Triangle of Odisha (Bhubaneswar, Puri and Konark ) the Eastern State of India. Golden Triangle Charitable Trust also establishes a film society in the name of Golden Triangle Film Society.

Odisha is one of the 29 States of India, located in the East of India. It is surrounded by the States of West Bengal to the north-east, Jharkhand to the north, Chhattisgarh to the west and north-west, and Andhra Pradesh to the south and south-west. Odisha has 485 kilometres (301 mi) of coastline along the Bay of Bengal on its east, from Balasore to Ganjam. It is the 9th largest State by area, and the 11th largest by population. Odia (formerly known as Oriya) is the official and most widely-Spoken language, Spoken by 33.2 million according to the 2001 Census.

Bhubaneswar is the capital of the Indian state of Odisha. The city has a history of over 3,000 years starting with the Mahamegha-bahana Chedi dynasty (around the 2nd century BCE) which had its capital at Sisupalgarh, nearby. Bhubaneswar derived its name from Tribhubaneswar, which literally means the Lord (Eeswar) of the Three World (Tribhuban), which refers to Shiva. Bhubaneswar has been known by names such as Toshali, Kalinga Nagari, Nagar Kalinga, Chakra Kshetra, Ekamra Kanan, Ekamra Kshetra and Mandira Malini Nagari (“City of Temples”). It is the largest city in Odisha and is a centre of economic and religious importance in Eastern India.

Puri is a city and a Municipality of Odisha. It is the district headquarters of Puri district, Odisha, Eastern India. It is situated on the Bay of Bengal, 60 kilometres (37 mi) south of the state capital of Bhubaneswar. It is also known as Jagannath Puri after the 12th-century Jagannath Temple located in the city. It is one of the original Char Dham Pilgrimage sites for Indian Hindus. The Economy of Puri town is dependent on the religious importance of the Jagannath Temple to the extent of nearly 80%. The festivals which contribute to the economy are the 24 held every year in the temple complex, including 13 major festivals; Ratha Yatra and its related festivals are the most important which are attended by millions of people every year all over the World. Sand art and Applique art are some of the important crafts of the city. Puri is one of the 12 heritage Cities chosen by the Government of India for holistic development.

Konark is a medium town in the Puri district in the State of Odisha, India. It lies on the coast by the Bay of Bengal, 65 kilometers from the capital of the state, Bhubaneswar. It is the site of the 13th-century Sun Temple, also known as the Black Pagoda, built in black granite during the reign of Narasimhadeva-I. The temple is a World Heritage Site. The temple is now mostly in ruins, and a collection of its sculptures is housed in the Sun Temple Museum, which is run by the Archaeological Survey of India. It Is designed as a gigantic chariot of the Sun God, Surya, with twelve pairs of ornamented wheels pulled by seven horses. Some of the wheels are 3 meters wide. Only six of the seven horse still stand today. The temple fell into disuse after an envoy of Jahangir desecrated the temple in the early 17th century. Konark is also home to an annual dance festival called Konark Dance Festival, held every December, devoted to classical Indian dance forms, including the traditional classical dance of Odisha. So Bhubaneswar, Puri and Konark is called the famous Golden Triangle of Odisha.

Golden Triangle International Film Festival (GTIFF) from its first edition will be dedicated to presenting the best of International and Indian Panorama films to the cultural state of India. GTIFF promoses to be bigger and better for comming years. The festival will presence it’s felt on the web, social network sites, TV and FM radio apart from the Print and Electronics Medium. Also includes Press meets, opening and closing ceremonies, gala cultural shows, GTIFF Film Forum Panel Discussions, Exclusive ‘Red Carpet’ evening screenings for an invited audience etc., all studded with film personalities from international, national and popular regional cinema all add substantially to the festival’s experience. Versatility and creativity will go hand in hand at the GTIFF to give an exceptional experience.

Programme Details

Day- 1-: April 21 (Thursday), 2016, (Inagural Ceremony)
Day- 2-:April 22 (Friday), 2016, (screening of films, workshops & seminars)
Day- 3-:April 23 (Saturday), 2016,(screening of films, workshops & seminars, Validitary Session)

Film To Be Screened

  1. Utopia   –  Afghanistan
  2.  Asman aldynda (Under Heaven)   – Kyrgystan
  3. Kurmanjan Datka Queen     –      Kyrgystan
  4. Jalala’s Story        –    Bangladesh
  5.  Mohua Sundari    –    Bangladesh
  6. Bapjaner Bioscope   – Bangladesh
  7. Cheleti abol tabol meyeti   – Bangladesh
  8. Adibhumi      –           Hindi
  9. Song of the Horned Owl   –  Assam
  10. The Silence      –     Marathi
  11. Tulasi Apa        –     Odia
  12. Capital-I          –      Odia
  13. Spandan         –      Odia
  14. Amar Prathiva  –     Bengal
  15. Otia Last MMS  –    Bengal
  16. Adhunik         –      Bengal
  17. Ujantali          –      Bengal
  18. Suicase      –          Bengal
  19. Mane Mondal Patasala  –   Kanada
  20. Namma Kudla      –          Kannada
  21. Harivu                –          Kannada