Closing of 25th KIFF - 2019
•  In the presence of Hon'ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a colorful cultural event concluded with the 25th International Kolkata Film Festival at the Nazrul Mancha. The event began on November 7 at Netaji Indoor Stadium. The Hon'ble Chief Minister presented the Golden Royal Bengal Tiger Award and Hiralal Sen Memorial Award to the winning filmmakers. Shabana Azmi was the chief guest on the occasion. Besides, prominent persons of Bengali cinema were also present as guests of honour. Representatives from the country and abroad attended the festival as special guests. The Hon'ble Chief Minister expressed her sincere thanks to all who made the event a success.
Inauguration of 25th KIFF - 2019
•  The introductory programme of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) was celebrated in a glittering ceremony at Netaji Indoor Stadium. Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today inaugurated the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival, that came alive with the presence of star actors and directors from India and other countries. She said that cinema has to be made more far-reaching in its influence as it is for everybody around the world. State Government made all arrangements to make this a spectacular festival. Shah Rukh Khan, the brand ambassador of West Bengal and Bengal’s very own Sourav Ganguly were present on the auspicious occasion. The packed stadium witnessed tremendous excitement as the distinguished guests Rakhee Gulzar, Mahesh Bhatt and the guests of honour Volker Schlöndorff and Andie MacDowell took the stage and mesmerised everyone with their wonderful speeches. The next eight days, 366 films will be shown at 17 different venues in the ‘City of Joy’. The Hon’ble Chief Minister expressed her gratitude to all the distinguished guests, invitees, national and international delegates present in the celebration of cinema. Their contribution to the world of cinema was exceptional, she said. She extended her heartiest greetings to everyone and invited all to participate and enjoy the film festival.