The upcoming sixth edition of the Haryana International Film Festival has been scheduled to take place from March 15th to March 19th, 2023, in Karnal. The festival was founded by Dharmender Dangi, an accomplished writer, director, and producer, and his friends in September 2016 to promote the local film industry and provide a platform for young actors to showcase their talents. With Manoj Bajpai, Satish Kaushik, and Rahul Dholkia among the celebrities who have attended previous festivals, this year’s event will also mark the presence of renowned celebrities including Yashpal Sharma, Akhilendra Mishra, Shweta Menon, and Arvind Gaur among others.
In addition to film screenings, this year’s festival will feature a special attraction called Phuljhari, which will showcase Haryanvi culture, including traditional cuisine, attire, antiques, folk dances, Kavi Sammelan, and other cultural performances. An international seminar, where Indian research scholars will present their papers, will also be hosted on March 17.
Dharmender Dangi expressed his pride in the festival’s success and its role in promoting Haryanvi cinema. The festival has garnered the support of well-known Indian actors, including Yashpal Sharma, Pawan Malhotra, Shweta Menon, and Meghna Malik, who have confirmed their attendance. The festival team plans to establish a film-making school in the future to provide opportunities for youngsters to learn the craft of filmmaking at a nominal fee. To strengthen its online presence and engage audiences worldwide, the festival has named Teamology as its official digital PR partner.
The Haryana International Film Festival has been instrumental in promoting the local film industry, bringing together filmmakers, actors, and industry experts. The festival team looks forward to welcoming guests to this celebration of Haryanvi cinema and culture.