Osian film fest returns, starts July 27

Updated: May 23, 2012, 18:40 PM IST

New Delhi: The popular Osian`s Cinefan Film Festival is back with a new logo after a two-year hiatus. Bringing the finest films from India, Asia and Arab nations, the 10-day festival starts July 27.

Its last edition was held in 2009.
With `Freedom of Creative Thought & Expression` as the main theme this time, the 12th edition of the festival will showcase an exciting and bold programme of over 200 films from more than 50 countries, said a statement.

The festival has opted for Turtle as its symbol. The change is an attempt to highlight the festival`s increased focus on environmental issues.

A new section called 7.4 has been added and dedicated to the themes of environmental issues. It will be a precursor to a Summit on Natural and Man-made Heritage.

Apart from competition sections, special platforms will be accorded to first features, animation and short films also.