Aurangabad: Five-days long eighth Ajanta Ellora Film Festival being inaugurated on Wednesday evening by famous marathi film director Nagnath Manjule at Inox Cinema hall in Prozone Mall in the city.
According to the organisiors, Apoorva Chandra, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will be present as the chief guest.
During the five-days festival 55 films will screened.
The aim is to take culturally-rich Aurangabad to the global stage as a venue for film shoots.
Moreover, people from here will get the chance to interact with international crews.
The five member panel to decide the awards will be headed by Canadian filmmaker Judy Gladstone, while members of the International Federation of Film Critics India (Fiprisci) will also judge some movies.
Director and film scholar Arun Khopkar will be conferred the ‘Padmapani Lifetime Achievement Award’ during the festival.
Madhur Bhandarkar, Nagraj Manjule, Sai Tamhankar, Shweta Basu Prasad, Sonali Kulkarni, Jitendra Joshi are scheduled to interact with students and those from the film fraternity during the festival.