New Delhi: Showcasing 50+ shorts, documentaries and feature films from United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Canada, INDIA, Cyprus, Italy, Netherlands, Chile, Spain, Pakistan, Belgium, Turkey, Srilanka, New Zealand and Sweden, the ‘Yellowstone International Festival’ is all set to kick off on Friday, 30th September, 2022, at DLF Cyberpark, Gurgaon. With a star studded red carpet, the festival is set to open with the India premiere of fantasy feature film ‘FAIRY FOLKS’ starring Rasika Dugal and Mukul Chadha followed by the Delhi screening of Faraz Ansari’s short film ‘SHEER QORMA’ and an intimate panel discussion with the starcast.
Yellowstone International Film Festival is a platform to celebrate world-class cinema. YIFF’s primary focus is to enrich the audience with independent cinema from around the world covering thought-provoking topics that can further create meaningful conversations. In its 3rd edition, the YIFF will be in a hybrid format wherein the organisers will be hosting the opening red carpet premiere along with a closing night, the rest of the festival will run virtually. YIFF is curated by Tushar Tyagi, Film Director whose short film ‘Saving Chintu’ was shortlisted for Oscars 2021.
This year, YIFF had over 1500 film submissions from around 122 countries across the globe. The programming team, with an over 6 month screening period, has meticulously handpicked 56 films including features, shorts, animated, and documentaries. The selections are unique in each context, with relevant and touching stories, films that showcase quality storytelling.
One of India’s first improvisational new age fantasy films, ‘Fairy Folk’ is writer-director Karan Gour’s labor of love starring real life husband wife actor duo Rasika Dugal & Mukul Chada. FAIRY FOLKS is a film about ‘Thorny questions of love and sexuality which takes centre stage in this magical realist drama in which a genderless woodland being crashes into the lives of a jaded couple.’
‘Sheer Qorma’ is a story of belonging and acceptance, identity and family told through courageous, queer women who choose to embrace love that exists beyond their personal beliefs and social moralities. Directed by Faraz Ansari the film stars veteran actress Shabana Azmi, Divya Dutta and firebrand Swara Bhaskar.
Commenting on the festival, Tushar Tyagi, Founder of Yellowstone International FIlm Festival, said “We are living in extreme uncertainty, the current pandemic, ongoing war, and other calamities in the world need us to introspect on our lives and the things we often shy away from talking about. Cinema has always played an integral part in churning debates and opinions, our selection of films promises to nudge those thoughts.”
During the 8 day festival there will be several panel discussions by eminent film personalities, masterclass by experts and much more.