IndiEarth XChange 2017 - Chennai, India

Featuring films from around the world, IndiEarth XChange Film Festival 2017 screens a vast collection of independent films from both established and emerging filmmakers. Showcasing films from a variety of different genres, the collection includes rare, difficult-to-access documentaries sourced from India's film archives, contemporary releases, animations, international features, and a compelling selection of short films.

The XChange Film Festival this year will be curated by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Harold Monfils - director of the multiple-award winning documentary Laya Project, and founder of Monfils Pictures.

Monfils is a multi-disciplinary filmmaker, with a 30-year career of international exposure working oncommercials, documentaries and features. Through the years his love for travel led him to shoots in over 20 countries and 5 continents, working with a wide diversity of cultures and people as director and/or producer. He has received international recognition and a wallpaper of awards for his advertising works. In 2006, he directed award-winning feature documentary ‘Laya Project’, a visual musical journey through the 2004 Asian tsunami-affected countries. His film ‘A Good Day to Die, Hoka Hey’ documents the life story and extraordinary adventures of British conflict photographer Jason P. Howe and was selected to showcase in Cannes-France at Marche du Film in May 2016, then was screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF) United Nations Event on June 7th 2016. The World Premiere was held at Biografilm Festival in Italy, on June 14th 2016.