The sixth Dharamshala International Film Festival will be held in McLeodganj from November 2-5. The line-up this year includes award-winning documentaries such as Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson (2016) and Rahul Jain’s Machines (2016). Machines won the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Excellence in Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival this year, and will also be screened at the Mumbai Film Festival.
A restored version of Out of This World (1954), journalist-writer Lowell Thomas’s account of his travels to Tibet in 1949, will have its Indian premiere at the festival. South Asian premieres include Amar Kanwar’s Such A Morning and Naeem Mohaiemen’s Tripoli Cancelled, both of which had their world premieres at Documenta 14 this year, and Tan Pin Pin’s In Time to Come, which was premiered at the Visions du Reel festival.
The feature film line-up includes Dain Said’s Interchange (2016), Yaniv Berman’s Land of the Little People (2016), Dechen Roder’s Honeygiver Among the Dogs (2016), Yoshinori Sato’s Her Mother, Mano Khalil’s The Swallow, Karma Takapa’s Ralang Road and Deepak Rauniyar’s Oscar entry from Nepal, White Sun. Ralang Road was the first Indian film to have been selected for screening at the 2017 Karlovy Vary Film Festival after 13 years, and is also being shown at the Mumbai Film Festival.
In addition, Konkona Sen Sharma will present a screening of her directorial debut A Death in the Gunj at the festival.