Indian film “Harikatha Prasanga” (‘Chronicles of Hari’) will compete with six international films for the ‘Centenary Award for Best Debut Feature of a Director’ at the upcoming 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
The film by Ananya Kasaravalli is about the life of a famous Yakshagana artist Hari.
Under this section, seven films, including “Chronicles of Hari”, will compete to receive the prestigious Silver Peacock, along with certificate and cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.
The “Chronicles of Hari” is set in a coastal town of southern India and narrates the story of Hari, who has gained extreme popularity portraying female roles.
The story of Hari’s life unfolds through different perspectives captured in three episodes across four audio-visual interviews conducted by filmmakers Sharmila and Sundar, primarily interested in investigating and documenting on his whereabouts.
‘Centenary Award for Best Debut Feature of a Director’ is a new initiative by the Directorate of Film Festivals to recognise and encourage the young talents across the world.
Under this section, the other six competing films are “One Week and a Day”, “Rara”, “Tramontane”, “Two Birds, One Stone”, “Wolf and Sheep” and “Wrath”.
The film festival begins from November 20 in Goa.