It's that time of the year again. Stage is set for Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF), where 160 films from 57 countries across the world will be screened in the city.
The film festival, organised every year by Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation, will begin on December 13, and will go on till December 30.
Talking to journalists in Chennai on Sunday, Thangaraj, a key member of the event's organising team, said that the government has sanctioned Rs 50 lakh for this year's festival.
It was announced during the press meet that top Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan would take part in the valedictory ceremony of CIFF. Suhasini Maniratnam also spoke.