EVENTS
17/11/2014
The closing ceremony of the 20th Kolkata International Film Festival
•  The closing ceremony of the 20th Kolkata International Film Festival was held at Najrul Mancha. Hon’ble guests included Australian filmmaker Paul Kox, filmmaker Farah Khan, actor and theatre personality Amol Palekar, veteran actor Madhabi Mukherjee and other distinguished personalities. For the first time in its history, the festival turned competitive this year and so many films were awarded the ‘Golden Royal Bengal Tiger’ award.
11/11/2014
Inaugurated the new campus of Aliah University
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the new campus of Aliah University.
10/11/2014
20th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival - 2014
•  The 20th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival was inaugurated by legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The Chief Guest for the programme was celebrated actor Mr Shahrukh Khan. Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Mr Paul Cox was the Special Guest along with actors Jaya Bachchan, Tanuja, Aisharya Rai Bachchan, Avishek Bachchan and Irrfan Khan as other special guests. The film festival, continuing till November 17, will showcase 140 films from 60 countries. There will be 31 Indian films, including 13 Bengali films. For the first time, the fest turns competitive with 15 films by women directors from across the globe competing for the top jury award, the Golden Royal Bengal Tiger trophy in the Women Directors segment. The inaugural film selected is the Italian movie "Italo Barocco" by Alessia Scarso.
10/11/2014
Inaugurated the Mother’s Wax Museum in Rajarhat New Town
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the Mother’s Wax Museum in Rajarhat New Town through remote control from the inaugural ceremony function of Kolkata Film Festival in the presence of Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan.
07/11/2014
The Biswa Bangla Sharad Samman - 2014
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee presented the Biswa Bangla Sharad Samman Sharad Samman for this year at Nazrul Mancha today. The award ceremony was jointly organized by the Department of Information and Culture, West Bengal Government, Kolkata Municipal Corporation and the Kolkata Police.