L’Age d’Or International Art-house Film Festival (LIAFF) is a monthly live screening film festival, which takes place in the cultural capital of India. The monthly live screenings take place at the end of each month at the below mentioned venue.
94/2 Chowringhee Road,
Kolkata 700 020,
West Bengal, India
Tel: +91( 33) 2223-8787
LIAFF is dedicated to showcase innovative and exciting works by risk-taking filmmakers from around the world, who put their heart and soul to tell a story, should have the chance to show their works to a crowd, even if the budget is small or no recognizable name is involved. Aesthetically and thematically varied, these films mark the arrival of exciting new directing talents. We welcome filmmakers who explore and develop new filmmaking conventions in their quest to realize their visions effectively on a limited budget.
The sole purpose of LIAFF is to develop a film culture that inspires and brings together cross-cultural innovations that enrich people lives with entertainment and services that inform, educate and entertain. With the help of digital media technology and crowd funding, it is now getting easier for anyone to just take up a camera and make a film. The most important ingredients in the mix is finding your own voice, the creative ideas and mastering the skills necessary to make a captivating experience.
However, with the increasing number of works being produced and the reshaping of cinema and major film festivals, it is now much harder to connect a live audience to non-mainstream art-house films. At LIAFF, we are committed to look at every entry we received to select only those that represent the LIAFF spirit well. We love the yin and yang of topics – from edgier; pull no punches stuff to those concerning humanities and the environment.
For the first time L’Age d’Or International Art-house Film Festival, will have its own sector of awards for artistic activism. Artistic activism is a creative force that educate us, influences our notions about human relationships, and brings about social change. We will celebrate artists that have used their passion for activism by paying tribute to them and publicizing their art. Furthermore, we will be giving lifetime awards to artists who have contributed to social justice and activism. For our 2019 festival, we shall be accepting all films of all lengths and genres including Documentary, Narrative Feature, Experimental, Religious, Animation, Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction, Suspense and all genres of Music Videos and LGBT films.
We’ll select the Best of the Best (From the pool of all award winners from all Seasons) and the FINAL WINNERS will receive the prestigious PIGEON D’OR AWARDS and they’ll be screened in the theatre at Kolkata in front of live audience. 2019 will have a chance to meet with the audience and participate in the Q&A session after the screening. We also provide incentives for winning films, and present promotional strategies for those films and their directors. First, we conduct an interview with the director, which is posted on our official portals. But that’s not all: LIAFF will take you globally with international distribution opportunities for your films.