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Appreciate Cinema? Watch 77 Acclaimed Films From Across The World At This Festival For Free

    Siri Fort Road, Delhi

    What Is It?

    The Woodpecker International Film Festival {WIFF} is back with its fifth edition and this time they’re screening 77 different films shortlisted from across 15 different countries over a period of four days at the Siri Fort Auditorium. As a part of their Cinema for Change initiative, the CMSR Foundation is hosting this internationally acclaimed festival popular for its promotion of issue-based documentaries, short films and feature lens films.

    This year, the festival will screen films of renowned filmmakers like Sir David Attenborough, national-award winners like Akanksha Sood, Nandan Saxena and Kavita Bahl, to name a few. From exploring the lives of African Footballers in India to highlighting the exploitation in the name of caste and also embracing stories of change, the festival will provide a unique opportunity for you to delve into cultures, stories and perspectives. 

    Who Is It For?

    Aspiring filmmakers, those who appreciate cinema and all of you out there whose idea of a great evening involves watching thought-provoking features and documentaries {some of which are being screened exclusively for the festival} should definitely block your calendar for this festival that’s going to be nothing short of epic.

    At the WIFF, three minute to two-hour films on issues like gender, livelihoods, art & culture, environment and more will be screened.

    Why Should I Go For It?

    To experience the power of visual arts, to understand various cultural differences and problems that exist and because there’s just so much watch! Think of this festival as a preview into the world beyond you.

    You can also interact with the very people who made these powerful documentaries during the post-screening discussions. Some movies that you should watch out for at the WIFF are Krishna’s Waiting RoomMemories of a Forgotten WarThe Rebound, Survey No. Zero and One Goal. 

    Also, the Woodpecker International Film Festival’s being held at the massive Siri Fort Auditorium, does this get any better?

    Anything Else?

    Follow the event page for more updates.

    When: Nov. 9 – 12, 5 – 10pm. Find the complete schedule of screenings here. 

    Where: Siri Fort Auditorium.

    Entry: Free

      Siri Fort Road, Delhi