Chennai International Film Festival begins

The Chennai International Film Festival kicked off on December 16th at a function held at the Woodlands Theatre in Chennai.

Dr. S. Jagathrakshahan, Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, lighted the traditional lamp and marked the beginning of the festival. The film festival will go on till December 20th, featuring 120 films from 38 countries.

Tamil actor Karthi was the centre of attraction at the event; also present at the function was Devayani, S.V. Shekhar, Jananadan and a host of officials from various embassies.

Speaking at the function, the Minister said that film festivals are not just for film institute students but for the general public as they can get to see foreign films and know their culture.