Chennai International Film Festival CIFF 2011 - Schedule, movies, venues and Online registration


The 9th edition of Chennai International Film Festival CIFF 2011 is slated to begin on December 14 2011. Films from all over the world will be screened in theatres which is a treat to movie lovers in Chennai. Read the article below to know more updates on Chennai International Film Festival 2011

Chennai International Film Festival CIFF 2011


Chennai International Film Festival CIFF was started in the year 2003. The festival is being organized by Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation ICAF. The previous 8 editions of the Chennai International Film Festival was a huge hit. so the organizers are expecting the 9th edition of Chennai International Film Festival 2011 also be a huge success. the popularith of the Chennai International Film Festival has grown to leaps and bounds and it has shown a gradual increase from the year 2003. Chennai International Film Festival will have the best of International and Indian films shown in important theatres. Movie lovers will be thrilled to watch their famous films on the big screen.

Chennai International Film Festival 2011The 9th Chennai International Film Festival 2011 will show about 140 films from more than 45 countries all over the world. The countries to watch out for will be Turkey, Hungary and Poland. Films from renowned film makers like Hou Hsao-Hsien from Taiwan and Aki Karasmaki from Finland will also be screened during the festival. A dozen of Tamil films will also be screened during the Chennai International Film Festival 2011.

The 9th edition of Chennai International Film Festival 2011 will start on December 14 2011 and concludes on December 22 2011. Movies lovers will have 9 days to enjoy their favourite movies during the Chennai International Film Festival 2011.

List of Tamil movies shown in Chennai International Film Festival 2011


A total of 12 tamil films will be shown in the 9th edition of Chennai International Film Festival 2011. There has been a lot of competition to choose the best 12 films for the competition. The final list of 12 Tamil films that are to be shown in the Chennai International Film Festival 2011 are

AADUKALAM directed by VETRI MAARAN

AVAN EVAN directed by BALA

AZHAGARSAMIYIN KUDHIRAI directed by SUSEENTHIRAN

DEIVATHIRUMAGAL directed by VIJAY

ENGAYUM EPPOTHUM directed by M. SARAVANAN

KO - THE KING directed by K V ANAND

MAITHAANAM directed by M S SHAKTHIVEL

MURAN RAJAN directed by MADHAV

THOONGAA NAGARAM directed by GAURAV

VAAGAI SOODAVA directed by A SARGUNAM

VARNAM directed by S M RAJU

VENGAYAM directed by SANKAGIRI RAJKUMAR

List of India movies shown in Chennai International Film Festival 2011


A total of 9 Indian films will be shown in the 9th edition of Chennai International Film Festival 2011. They are

ABU, SON OF ADAM directed by SALIM AHAMED

KARMAYOGI directed by V K PRAKASH

BABU BAND BAJA directed by RAJESH PINJANI

YADA YADA HI DHARMASYA directed by MANOJ D PILLEWAR

PAKARNATTAM directed by JAYARAJ

VIRODHI directed by NEELAKANTA

LOVE YOU TO DEATH directed by RAFEEQ ELLIAS

180 directed by JAYENDRA

PUTHRAN directed by JAYABHARTHI

List of Foreign movies shown in Chennai International Film Festival 2011


A total of 133 Foreign films will be shown in the 9th edition of Chennai International Film Festival 2011. They are

ALBANIA - AMNESTY

ARGENTINA - LAS ACACIAS

ARGENTINA/ SPAIN - NO RETURN

AUSTRALIA - SLEEPING BEAUTY

AUSTRIA - DAY AND NIGHT, MICHAEL

BANGLADESH - OPEKKHA (WAITING)

BELGIUM - COME AS YOU ARE, MISS MOUCHE- MISS FLY

Belgium / France / Italy - KIDS WITH A BIKE

BELGIUM/ ISRAEL - MAN WITHOUT A CELL PHONE

Brazil- Argentina- France - HIST?RIAS QUE S? EXISTEM QUANDO S?O LEMBRADAS

BULGARIA - HDSP(Hunting Down Small Predator), LORA FROM MORNING TILL EVENING

CANADA - JO FOR JONATHAN, Wet LandS

CHILE/SPAIN /MEXICO - PAINTING LESSONS

CHINA - BLACK BLOOD, CASE SENSITIVE

Colombia - The Colours of the Mountains/Los colores de la montana

CROATIA - THE ABANDONED

CUBA/ VENEZUELA - HABANA EVA

DENMARK - NOTHING's ALL BAD, OUT OF BOUNDS, SKY SKRABER

EGYPT - 678, HAWY, HELIOPOLIS, MESSAGES FROM THE SEA, MICROPHONE, THE TRAVELLER

FINLAND - CALAMARI UNION, I HIRED A CONTRACT KILLER, LE HAVRE, LENINGRAD COWBOYS GO AMRICA, RIKOS JA RANGAISTUS, SHADOWS IN PARADISE

FRANCE/ LUXEMBORG - TOP FLOOR LEFT WING

FRANCE - 17 GIRLS, A BURNING DESIRE, AMERICAN TRANSLATION, BELOVED, ENSEMBLE C'EST TROP, FLESH MEMORIES, HADEWIJCH, HEAT WAVE, HOUSE OF TOLERANCE, MARIAGE A TROIS, LE, MY LITTLE PRINCESS, SERVICE ENTRANCE ((The Woman on the Sixth Floor), THE CONQUEST, THE PRIZE, THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO, TOMBOY, UN POISON VOILENT, UNE EX?CUTION ORDINAIRE

France / Belgium / UK - LATE BLOOMERS

GERMANY - ABOVE US ONLY SKY, AUF DER SICHEREN SEITE, BASTARD, FRIENDSHIP!, MAY BE BANGLADESH, PINA, SLEEPING SICKNESS, THE DISPENSABLES, THE TRUTH OF THE LIE

GERMANY-AUSTRIA- ESTONIA - THE POLL DIARIES

GREECE - HARISMA, RED SKY, TUESDAY

HUNGARY - BIBLIOTHEQUE PASCAL, LULL, QUESTION IN DETAILS, THE DAYS OF DESIRE, THE LAS REPORT ON ANNA

INDONESIA - THE MIRROR NEVER LIES

IRAN - A SEPARATION, ADAM?S SON EVE?S DAUGHTER, FAREWELL BAGHDAD, LAST QUEEN OF EARTH, SO CLOSE SO FAR, SONG OF BIRTH, TEARS OF CHILL, THE WEEPING WILLOW

ITALY - 20 CIGARETTES, BACIAMI ANCORA, HABEMUS PAPAM, RISTABBANNA, THE FATHER & THE FOREIGNER

JAPAN - CONFESSION, HIMIZU, LIFE BACK THEN

KOREA - THE FRONT LINE

MACEDONIA - PUNK'S NOT DEAD

MEXICO - A STONE THROW AWAY

NORWAY - A SOMWHAT GENTELMAN, KING OF DEVIL?S ISLAND, THE MOUNTAIN, THE ORANGE GIRL, UPPER DOG

Philippines - PALAWAN FATE / BUSONG

POLAND - DANCE MARATHON, FLYING PIG, JOANNA, MADE IN POLAND, MY OWN POLE, THE CHRISTENING

ROMANIA - MORGEN

RUSSIA - ELENA, FAUST, PECHORIN

RUSSIA- GERMANY- UKRAINE - INNOCENT SATURDAY

SOUTH AFRICA - BEAUTY, OTELO BURNING

Spain - A THOUSAND FOOLS, HAPPY NEW YEAR GRANDAMA

SPAIN-FRANCE - THE MONK

SWEDEN - PURE

SWEDEN / POLAND - THE MILL & THE CROSS

Sweden / Finland - I MISS YOU

TAIWAN - A SUMMER AT GRANDPA?S, DAUGHTER OF THE NILE, GOOD MEN,, GOOD WOMEN, GOODBYE SOUTH GOODBYE

TAIWAN / JAPAN - CAF? LUMIERE

TURKEY - SLEEPING PRINCESS, THE SON

UK - GHOSTED

USA - RESTLESS, THE LINCOLN LAWYER, TREE OF LIFE

USA/ Canada - WRECKED

USA/ GERMANY/ CANADA - THE WHISTLEBLOWER

Venues of 9th Chennai International Film Festival 2011


Five theatres will be screening the 9th edition of Chennai International Film Festival 2011. They are

Woodlands
Woodlands Symphony
Inox Cinemas
Sathyam Cinemas
South India Film Chamber

Chennai International Film Festival 2011 Awards


CIFF 2011 Special awards will also be presented during the Chennai International Film Festival 2011. The awards are only for tamil movies that are screened for the festival. Below are the different types of awards that will be presented during the Chennai International Film Festival. A team of special jury will decide the awards for the tamil films.

1. Best film
2. Second Best film
3. Best Director
4. Special Jury Award for individual excellence
5. Best Independent Tamil Feature Film Award
6. Film Buff Award

How to register for Chennai International Film Festival 2011


Interested individuals can register online for the Chennai International Film Festival 2011. You have to visit the Chennai International Film Festival 2011 online registration website and pay Rs.500 as the registration fees.

You can also visit the ICAF premises and get your registration done. Below is the address of ICAF and their contact details.

Chennai International Film Festival 2011Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation (I.C.A.F.) Office at
E Block, Second Floor,No.4
Gemini Parsn Apartments, Cathedral Garden Road
Chennai 600 006
Tel/Fax: 91 44 2821 2652
Tel : 91 44 6516 3866


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