Kolkata Film Festival
Every November between 10 and 17, the Kolkata Film Festival is a gala event, showing films in various theaters, holding seminars, exhibitions and book
bazars, attracting large crowds of film-lovers.
The largest and most prestigious of its kind in India, it was started in 1995 and is affiliated with the International Federation of Film Producers' Association (FIAPF) in Paris.
Kolkata's strong ties to film-making (through such icons as Satyajit Ray and, more recently,
Rituparno Ghosh) have boosted the festival and it screens a large clutch of international, critically acclaimed new films every year.