Actor Prosenjit Chatterjee has been appointed as the chairperson of this year's Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), which is scheduled to be held from November 10 to 17.
Confirming his appointment, Chatterjee today said he, along with other members of the KIFF committee, has special plans for the seven-day festival as Bengali cinema completes its 100th year in 2018.
"It is a real honour for me to be chosen for the post of chairperson of a festival of KIFF's stature. We have certain plans for this year's film festival to mark the 100th year of Bengali cinema," he said.
West Bengal Minister of State for Cultural Affairs Indranil Sen has been delegated the post of co-chairperson of the KIFF committee and Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Aroop Biswas the chief adviser.
The committee also has actors Deepak Adhikari (Dev), Moon Moon Sen, Debasree Roy, Satabdi Roy, Ranjit Mallick, Rituparna Sengupta and directors Kaushik Ganguly, Arindam Sil as its members.
Veteran Actress Sabitri Chatterjee was the chairperson of the festival committee last year. Directors Srijit Mukherjee, Goutam Ghose and Sandip Ray were also a part of the 2017 committee.
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