Sunday, November 20, 2016

International Film Festival of India begins at Panaji

47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2016 begins this evening at Panaji in Goa. Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate the festival. Veteran filmmaker Ramesh Sippy will be the Chief Guest. 

Veteran Korean filmmaker Im Kwon Taek will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the opening ceremony. The function will be held at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Bambolim. Festival Director C Senthil Rajan has informed, around 300 films from nearly 90 countries will be screened during the 9-day event. 

Polish drama film Afterimage directed by Andrzej Wajda will be the opening film. Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmaniam will be given Centenary Indian Film Personality of the year 2016 award for his distinguished services to the film industry. The Age of Shadows directed by acclaimed filmmaker Kim Jee-Woon will be the closing movie. Republic of Korea is the focus country at the IFFI this year.

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