EVENTS
11/11/2016
22nd Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF)
•  The 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) was inaugurated today by legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan, in the gracious presence of Shah Rukh, Jaya Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Kajol, Parineeti Chopra along with the Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and many guests and dignitaries of the industry. Distinguished personalities from all walks of life, national and international delegates and film enthusiasts in huge numbers graced the occasion. 155 films from 65 countries are being screened across 105 screens at 13 venues in Kolkata. The Bengali film ‘The Song of Life’ was screened as the inaugural film. This is the first time that a Bengali film has been selected as the opening film.
11/11/2016
Mother’s Wax Museum in New Town Phase II
•  Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today inaugurated the Phase II of Mother’s Wax Museum in New Town today by pressing the remote button from the dais of 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival from at Netaji Indoor Stadium. Exactly two years ago, on November 10, 2014 she had inaugurated Mother’s Wax Museum by pressing the remote button at the 20th KIFF held at the Netaji Indoor Stadium. Over the past two years, the Wax Museum has become an important tourist destination with the footfall touching 3.25 lakh.
08/11/2016
Biswa Bangla Sharad Samman 2016.
•  Like past years, the Bengal Government honoured today the Best Durga Pujas with Biswa Bangla Sharad Samman 2016. Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee gave away the prizes to the Puja Committees at a programme in Nazrul Manch. This year, Durga pujas organised in foreign countries were included in the list of awardees.