25th edition of KIFF was held at Netaji Indoor stadium in front of thousand of Kolkata dwellers. The program commenced with Mamata Shankar and her dance troop. kIFF 2019 was inaugurated by none other than Amitabh Bachchan. Hon'ble chief minister of West Bengal smt. Mamata Banerjee was present at the ceremony along with Shah Rukh Khan, Sourav Ganguly was the special guest. Apart from king khan, Jaya Bachchan, Mahesh Bhatt, Gautam Ghosh, Ranjeet Mallick, Sandip Ray Rakhee Gulzar were present at the distinguished guests. International and renowned film personalities Volker Schlöndorff, Andie Macdowell and Dusan Hanak were present at the auspicious ceremony. 25th commemorate trophy was handed to Shah Rukh Khan by Nusrat Jahan.
In honour of the parliamentary section Depak Adhikari, Nusrat, Firad Hakim, Sotabdi Roy graced the dias. 367 movies from 76 countries will be show cased for the audience within this 8 days. The ceremony continue from 8th November till 15th November.