Goa is all set to host the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) from 20th November – 28th November, 2016. A curtain raiser event was addressed by IFFI director C. Senthil Rajan in Goa today.
He said it is a festival of storytellers and IFFI is celebrating directors this year. He further added that IFFI, the biggest film festival of India, turns 13 this year in Goa.
This festival, according to him, is not merely a platform to screen films, but also to set new trends and introduce new technologies.
This year, IFFI will be screening around 300 films from nearly 90 countries with a mix of distinctive storylines, narratives and emotions, under several sections.
New Bollywood Films:
Chief-guest for the opening ceremony will be the veteran film maker of ‘Sholay’ fame, Ramesh Sippy.
The opening ceremony for the festival will celebrate the journey and contribution of women in Indian cinema and themed as ‘Ode to a Woman’, choreographed by choreographer Ganesh Acharya.
IFFI 2016 – in collaboration with the International Council for Film, Television and Audio-visual Communication (ICFT), Paris and UNESCO – will also present the ‘ICFT- UNESCO Gandhi Medal’ to a film, which reflects the ideals of peace, tolerance and non-violence.
The special tribute section of IFFI 2016 honours Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda and Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami; both passed away early this year.
Moreover, IFFI will screen films for specially abled children with special audio technology under the Accessible India Campaign / Sugamaya Bharat Abhiyan and a special package of 20 award-winning short films based on the Swachh Bharat theme.
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