Interviews

From a Doctor to a Filmmaker, Dir. Ercan Kesal’s Journey

The journey of how a Doctor followed his passion and became a filmmaker! Dir. Ercan Kesal chats up with Divya Jay of the CIFF team and shares his journey as how to he followed his heart to become what he is today. Tell us about your background and how you got into...

JOSEF: A HEARTFELT TRIBUTE FROM A SON TO HIS FATHER

Captain Ashok Mahapatra (Producer of the movie Josef: Born in Grace, who has also played a small role in the film) is a Merchant Navy officer by profession who later went into the United Nations system. After retiring when he returned to India in 2018, he wanted to...

Mrs. Shilpa Krishnan – Director of ‘Tashi’  

Director, Producer and Writer of the movie TASHI, Ms. Shilpa Krishnan, was at the 16th Edition of the Chennai International Film Festival for her movie screening. A very chatty, chirpy and fun-filled soul who was nice enough to give me (Divya Jay) some...

Ratsasan’s Team

I (Divya Jay) got this wonderful opportunity of meeting and talking to the team that worked on RATSASAN and how this awesome psychological thriller happened! Mr. Ravikumar (Director), Mr. Naan Saravanan (the one who played ‘Christopher’), Mr. Keerthivasan...

Ms. Naina Sen – Director of ‘The Songkeepers’

Ms. Naina Sen is the Director of the Australian movie, THE SONG KEEPERS. I (Divya Jay) caught up with her when she came down to Chennai for the screening of her movie to know what inspired her to make such a beautiful and heartwarming movie! Naina Sen has...

Mr. Arnab Middya – Director of ‘Andarkahini’

Arnab Middya, Director of the Bengali movie Andarkahini was in Chennai for the screening of his debut film as a Director. I (Divya Jay) got to chat with him and know how he took up filmmaking and what his journey has been like! Divya: Why did you decide to take...