The 54th IFFI is ready to kick off a number of world cinema tomorrow with a festive opening ceremony
There might be 13 world premieres, 18 world premieres, 62 Asian premieres and 89 Indian premieres this yr
Movie festivals stay a testomony to the enduring attraction of the cinematic expertise: ICF Minister Anurag Thakur
Printed on: November 19, 2023 at 6:56 pm by PIB Mumbai
Goa, November 19, 2023
The 54th Worldwide Movie Pageant 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 complicated. The Minister may also inaugurate the Movie Bazaar on the sidelines of IFFI 54. The Movie Bazaar is the most important world movie market in South Asia organized by the Nationwide Movie Improvement 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 embody performances by Bollywood stars Madhuri Dixit and Shahid Kapoor. Bollywood stars Shriya Saran, Nushrat Bharucha, Pankaj Tripathi, Shantanu Moitra, Shreya Ghoshal and Sukhwinder Singh may also take part within the opening ceremony. The pageant might be graced by eminent personalities from the movie business 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 number 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 devour content material, movie festivals stay an affidavit to the enduring attraction of the cinematic expertise. “IFFI has turn out to be an excellent platform for establishing collaboration, co-production and cutting-edge expertise. IFFI grows yearly because of the ardour of our filmmakers and collaboration with administrators and filmmakers,” he stated.
This yr, IFFI acquired an awesome response. A complete of two,926 entries have been acquired from 105 nations, which is 3 times extra worldwide entries than final yr. Throughout the nine-day pageant, greater than 270 movies might be proven in 4 pageant venues. 13 world premieres, 18 world premieres, 62 Asian premieres and 89 India premieres might be screened throughout the pageant. A complete of 32 entries in 10 languages from 15 OTT platforms have been acquired for the Finest OTT Net Collection award. 15 function movies (12 worldwide movies and three Indian movies) will compete for the celebrated Golden Peacock Award this yr.
To spotlight 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 may also be screened on the ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Awards session throughout the pageant.
As an illustration of its dedication to nurturing rising expertise, IFFI may also host masterclasses, workshops and panel discussions moderated by famend business leaders. Greater than 20 main corporations will maintain masterclasses and expertise camp for 75 Inventive Minds of Tomorrow (CMOT) candidates throughout the pageant.
The NFDC Movie Bazaar might be showcasing its VFX and Expertise Pavilion, providing documentary and non-fiction tasks/movies, information collection and ebook 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 underneath the Nationwide Movie Heritage Mission (NFHM) of broken celluloid reels of Indian classics. Three worldwide movies restored as a part of the mission may also be proven throughout 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 may also study concerning the movies by means of interactive shows. Entry is free for everybody. As well as, open air exhibits may also be performed 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 subject press releases in English, Hindi and regional languages on all occasions associated to the pageant. PIB may also subject press releases in Konkani language to cater to native media for the primary time. The PIB Social Media workforce will reside stream press conferences and different occasions, and put up reside updates on its social media handles. PIB has additionally established a Media Facilitation Heart on the venue to supply required assist 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 may also be offered. Moreover, Hindi panorama movies dubbed in several languages may also 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 might be broadcast reside 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.