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The 54th IFFI is ready to kick off a collection of world cinema tomorrow with a festive opening ceremony
There shall be 13 world premieres, 18 world premieres, 62 Asian premieres and 89 Indian premieres this yr
Movie festivals stay a testomony to the enduring enchantment of the cinematic expertise: ICF Minister Anurag Thakur
Revealed on: November 19, 2023 at 6:56 pm by PIB Mumbai
Goa, November 19, 2023
The 54th Worldwide Movie Competition of India (IFFI) is all set to start tomorrow at Panaji Goa with a festive opening ceremony, on the seashores of Goa. Union Minister for Info and Broadcasting Shri Anurag Thakur will inaugurate the occasion at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium. Union Minister for Info and Broadcasting Shri Anurag Thakur will inaugurate the opening ceremony at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium. The Minister will congratulate the movie makers and the crew of the opening movie on the Inox advanced. The Minister will even inaugurate the Movie Bazaar on the sidelines of IFFI 54. The Movie Bazaar is the most important international movie market in South Asia organized by the Nationwide Movie Growth Company (NFDC) together with IFFI yearly, supporting and showcasing South Asian content material and expertise in cinema. Manufacture, manufacturing and distribution. It additionally facilitates the promotion of world cinema within the South Asian area.
The opening ceremony will embrace performances by Bollywood stars Madhuri Dixit and Shahid Kapoor. Bollywood stars Shriya Saran, Nushrat Bharucha, Pankaj Tripathi, Shantanu Moitra, Shreya Ghoshal and Sukhwinder Singh will even take part within the opening ceremony. The pageant shall be graced by eminent personalities from the movie trade Catherine Zeta-Jones, Salman Khan, Vidya Balan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Anupam Kher, Vicky Kaushal, Sidharth Malhotra, Aditi Rao Hydari, AR Rahman, Amit Trivedi, amongst different fashionable actors and singers. And filmmakers.
The nine-day movie pageant, which showcases a collection of world cinema to audiences world wide, will start with the worldwide premiere of Catching Mud by award-winning British director Stuart Gatt.
Earlier, conveying his needs to the movie pageant, Shri Anurag Thakur stated that in an period the place expertise continues to reshape the way in which we eat content material, movie festivals stay an affidavit to the enduring enchantment of the cinematic expertise. “IFFI has turn into a really perfect platform for establishing collaboration, co-production and cutting-edge expertise. IFFI grows yearly as a result of ardour of our filmmakers and collaboration with administrators and filmmakers,” he stated.
This yr, IFFI acquired an amazing response. A complete of two,926 entries had been acquired from 105 international locations, which is 3 times extra worldwide entries than final yr. Throughout the nine-day pageant, greater than 270 movies shall be proven in 4 pageant venues. 13 world premieres, 18 world premieres, 62 Asian premieres and 89 India premieres shall be screened in the course of the pageant. A complete of 32 entries in 10 languages from 15 OTT platforms had been acquired for the Finest OTT Net Sequence award. 15 function movies (12 worldwide movies and three Indian movies) will compete for the celebrated Golden Peacock Award this yr.
To focus on the significance of documentary filmmaking, a documentary montage part was additionally launched this yr. Moreover, seven worldwide movies and three Indian movies reflecting UNESCO beliefs will even be screened on the ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Awards session in the course of the pageant.
As an illustration of its dedication to nurturing rising expertise, IFFI will even host masterclasses, workshops and panel discussions moderated by famend trade leaders. Greater than 20 main firms will maintain masterclasses and expertise camp for 75 Artistic Minds of Tomorrow (CMOT) candidates in the course of the pageant.
The NFDC Movie Bazaar shall be showcasing its VFX and Know-how Pavilion, providing documentary and non-fiction tasks/movies, data collection and e-book titles to the field workplace. A brand new initiative of the Restored Classics part will showcase seven world premieres of world-class restorations undertaken by NFDC-NFAI below the Nationwide Movie Heritage Mission (NFHM) of broken celluloid reels of Indian classics. Three worldwide movies restored as a part of the mission will even be proven in the course of the pageant.
An exhibition with immersive visible content material has additionally been created by the Central Bureau of Communications, Ministry of Info and Broadcasting, Authorities of India. Film lovers will even be taught in regards to the movies by way of interactive shows. Entry is free for everybody. As well as, open air reveals will even be carried out for the general public at three places together with initiatives like Caravans, Shigmotsav, Goa Carnival, Selfi Factors, IFFI Merchandise amongst others..
As a part of the media facilitation, the Press Info Desk will concern press releases in English, Hindi and regional languages on all occasions associated to the pageant. PIB will even concern press releases in Konkani language to cater to native media for the primary time. The PIB Social Media staff will dwell stream press conferences and different occasions, and publish dwell updates on its social media handles. PIB has additionally established a Media Facilitation Middle on the venue to supply required help to the media.
Elaborate preparations have been made to allow pageant delegates with particular talents to entry the venues and performances. Embedded audio for the visually impaired and embedded signal language will even be offered. Moreover, Hindi panorama movies dubbed in several languages will even be proven.
Additional preparations are afoot on the venue to advertise IFFI as one of many largest Indian movie festivals on the earth.
The opening ceremony shall be broadcast dwell on Doordarshan. Viacom Media Pvt. Ltd. is the unique media and broadcast accomplice for the cultural performances on the opening and shutting ceremonies and can broadcast the celebrations on COLORS TV and its OTT platform JioCinema.
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