The announcement of the CineDreams International Film Festival marks a significant milestone in the world of cinema, as Founder and organizer Ayub Khan, alongside esteemed guests such as Mehul Kumar, Dr. Yogesh Lakhani, and Shyam Singhaniya, unveiled this unique initiative at the PVR Icon Theater in Mumbai.
The festival promises to be a pioneering platform, welcoming entries from diverse languages and eras for its film competition. Winners will not only receive cash prizes but also certificates acknowledging their creative achievements. With a distinguished board of directors including luminaries like Pahlaj Nihalani, Sameer Anjaan, Zarina Wahab, and Qauiser Khalid, and a stellar jury panel comprising industry veterans such as Mehul Kumar, Komal Nahta, and Seema Pahwa, the festival sets high standards for cinematic excellence.
The launch event also witnessed the unveiling of the festival’s website, marking the beginning of an exciting journey towards showcasing outstanding cinematic talent. Scheduled to take place at the Juhu PVR Cinema in Mumbai on May 28th and 29th, 2024, with awards ceremony on May 30th, the festival aims to honor the artistry and craftsmanship behind exceptional films.
Ayub Khan’s passion for films and his commitment to honoring filmmakers shines through in his vision for the festival. With a career spanning four decades in various roles within the industry, Ayub Khan’s dedication to promoting quality cinema underscores his altruistic motive behind organizing the festival. His aspiration to elevate the standard of cinema and recognize the contributions of its creators resonates with all those involved in the launch event.
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As the event concluded with heartfelt wishes and pledges of support from guests and luminaries, the CineDreams International Film Festival emerges as a beacon of hope and inspiration for filmmakers and cinephiles alike. With Ayub Khan’s visionary leadership at its helm, the festival promises to be a transformative experience for all involved, ushering in a new era of cinematic brilliance.