Hyderabad: Veteran actress and former lawmaker, Jaya Prada, was felicitated at the inauguration of the third Indywood Film Carnival that got underway in the city yesterday. She was bestowed with the Icon of Indian Cinema award on behalf of the organisers.
Eminent music director and actor K Vishwanath was also honoured at the event.
The four-day carnival is expected to draw more than 5,000 footfalls, 500 investors, 5,000 trade delegates, 300 exhibitors and over 2,500 talents from all parts of the country. Renowned actors and actresses, eminent personalities, and leading technicians will attend the event in the days ahead.
The All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) is part of the carnival. More than 130 films from 50 countries will be screened under six competitive and eight non-competitive segments. A trilogy directed by internationally acclaimed Filipino filmmaker Jun Robles Lanas will be screened in the festival.
This year, ALIIFF have a special section for animation and environment films.
UAE-based NRI industrialist Sohan Roy, who spearheads Indywood Film Carnival, said that he will set up a film city at Thodupuzha in Kerala which will have world class production facilities. He said, he will wait for the day when Hollywood will copy from Indian cinema, even regional films.