Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Third International Film Festival of Prayag (IFFP) to be held in New Delhi between February 16 and 19 next year. The director of landmark movies like Ankur, Nishant, Manthan, Zubeidaa and others, will be felicitated for his contribution to Indian cinema.
Says Hasan Haider, Founder, IFFP, “We are happy to announce our third edition of IIFP in Delhi. We are also happy to bring Allahabad to Delhi – the heart of India. The festival is growing with every edition and we are excited to see a large number of movies being submitted from all over the world. Bollywood icons and celebrities are extending their support to make this an important film festival event.”
Actors Manoj Bajpayee, Manoj Tiwari and actor Rahul Roy will be present at the festival. Categories like Feature Films, Documentaries, Short Fictions and Animation are open for participation. There’s also a special category called Swachh Bharat Based Short Movie. The last date for submitting the entries is December 30.