Nawazuddin to share the stage with Judy Dench at Cardiff International Film Festival
After United Nations collaboration and Amitabh Bachchan unveiling the first look of Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s film A Tribute to Rituparno Ghosh: Season’s Greetings, now it will be premiered at Cardiff International Film Festival this October. This will be the closing film of the festival.
Incidentally, Ram Kamal’s short film Cakewalk will also be screened at the Festival in short film category. He is the only Indian filmmaker to have two films nominated at the prestigious film festival. “I couldn’t believe when I received an official invite from Cardiff International Film Festival stating that two of my films were selected and they wanted to host the UK premiere of my film Season’s Greetings,” says director Ram Kamal Mukherjee.
This year jury members were Bethan Sayed the Member of Parliament (Wales), Florence Ayisi the Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker, Norma J Warren the legendary British director, Keith Williams known as video conceptual artist for Michael Jackson, Elton John and Madonna and Hollywood actor Joe Fererra. Film Director Ram Kamal and Nawazuddin to share the stage with Judy Dench at Cardiff International Film Festival.
The festival director Rahil Abbas says, “It’s an honour to have Dame Judy Dench at Cardiff this year along with many international celebrities. Dench is not just a National Treasure in the UK but a global icon. Nawazuddin Siddique is our special guest for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema. I would like to congratulate Indian director Ram Kamal on creating such an important film, highlighting important issues like Women Empowerment and LGBTQIA issues. I look forward to meeting the talent behind Cakewalk and Seasons Greetings.”
This year’s festival will be celebrating Judy Dench’s significant contribution to film. From starring in the blockbuster James Bond series to her leading roles in Victoria and Abdul and Most Exotic Marigold Hotel. In an exclusive statement veteran actor Dame Judy Dench says, “I am honoured to be awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at Cardiff International Film Festival. I was in Wales last summer and I made some great friends and now I am looking forward to receiving this award in Wales once again.” Nawazuddin who will be conferred the prestigious Golden Dragon Award at the ceremony says, ” I am very excited to be part of Cardiff International Film Festival and look forward to attending the festival in October. I would like to congratulate all the films being showcased at the festival this year”.