IFFI is an annual movie competition – residence to the perfect of worldwide and Indian cinema beginning on November 20
Hollywood actor and producer Michael Douglas will likely be current to just accept the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at IFFI 54
Greater than 270 movies will likely be screened in 4 competition venues
IFFI receives 54 2926 entries from 105 international locations; 3 occasions extra worldwide orders in comparison with final yr
32 entries in 10 languages from 15 OTT platforms have been obtained for the Finest OTT Internet Sequence award.
The Docu-Montage part options documentaries from all over the world that will likely be screened at IFFI this yr
The Restored Classics part options 7 world premieres of world-class restorations by NFDC-NFAI underneath the Nationwide Movie Heritage Mission introduced on the 54th IFFI
Printed on: November 18, 2023 at 5:50 pm by PIB Mumbai
The Worldwide Movie Pageant of India (IFFI) is among the 14 largest and most prestigious worldwide function movie competitors festivals on this planet, and is accredited by the Worldwide Federation of Movie Producers (FIAPF), the worldwide physique that organizes movie festivals globally. . Worldwide movie festivals resembling Cannes, Berlin and Venice are different fashionable festivals, accredited by the Worldwide Movie Federation underneath this class. Shri mentioned the annual movie competition has been residence to the perfect of world and Indian cinema for years with the crème de la crème of the movie trade in India in addition to from all over the world gracing it as delegates. Prithul Kumar, MD, NFDC and Joint Secretary Movies, Ministry of Info and Broadcasting. He was talking on the press convention to lift the curtain on the 54th sessiony Worldwide Movie Pageant of India right here in Panaji at present. The press convention was additionally attended by Ms. Delilah Lobo, Vice Chairman, ESG, Ms. Ankita Mishra, CEO, ESG, Ms. Munideepa Mukherjee, Managing Director, PIB, Western Area and Dr. Pragya Paliwal Gaur, Managing Director, PIB.
Commenting on this yr’s version of the competition, Shri Prithul Kumar mentioned, “One of many highlights of IFFI is the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award (SRLTA) introduced for excellence in world cinema. Michael Douglas, the Hollywood actor and producer, who’s at present one of many biggest international figures in world cinema, will likely be current at IFFI to just accept this prestigious award, alongside together with his spouse and the well-known actress, Catherine Zeta-Jones“.
Greater than 270 movies will likely be screened through the competition at 4 venues – INOX Panjim, Maquinez Palace, INOX Porvorim, Z Sq. Samrat Ashok. “Worldwide Part” of 54y IFFI can have 198 movies, even 18 greater than the 53Analysis and growth IFFI. There will likely be 13 World Heads, 18 Worldwide Heads, 62 Asia Heads and 89 India Heads. This yr IFFI obtained a report 2,926 entries from 105 international locations, which is 3 occasions extra worldwide entries than final yr. The Indian Panorama part will showcase 25 function movies and 20 non-fiction movies from India. The opening movie within the function part is the Malayalam movie ‘Attam’, and within the non-feature part it’s ‘Andrew’s Desires’ from Manipur.
Discuss new initiatives for this 54y Shri Prithul Kumar, IFFI mentioned that the Finest Over-the-High (OTT) Internet Sequence award was introduced this yr. It goals to acknowledge, encourage and honor thriving content material and its creators for OTT platforms. 32 entries have been obtained in 10 languages from 15 OTT platforms. Certificates and a money prize value 10,000 will likely be awarded to the successful sequence, which will likely be introduced on the closing ceremony.
A Docu-Montage part that includes a mosaic of compelling documentaries from all over the world was additionally launched this yr to rejoice India’s Oscar entry within the area and in addition to spotlight the rising significance of documentaries in at present’s movie trade.
Aside from this, a Restored Classics part that includes 7 world premieres of the world-class restorations undertaken by NFDC-NFAI underneath the Nationwide Movie Heritage Mission (NFHM) of broken celluloid reels of Indian classics was additionally introduced. Moreover, 3 restored worldwide movies will even be proven on this part.
With over 20 “Masterclasses” and “In Dialog” periods with main filmmakers, cinematographers and actors, this yr’s IFFI guarantees to be an thrilling week. The periods will likely be held on the refurbished and refurbished Kala Academy at Pageant Mile, Panjim, Goa. Michael Douglas, Brendan Galvin, Brillante Mendoza, Sunny Deol, Rani Mukerji, Vidya Balan, John Goldwater, Vijay Sethupathi, Sara Ali Khan, Pankaj Tripathi, Nawazuddin Siddhiki, Kaykai Menon, Karan Johar, Madhur Bhandarkar, Manoj Bajpayee, Kartikey Gonsalves Bonnie. This yr, Kapoor, Allu Aravind, Theodor Gluck, Gulshan Grover and others will take part within the periods.
The Gala Premiers initiative started final yr, and is being expanded this yr with 12 gala premieres and a pair of unique net sequence premieres. The premiere of movies at IFFI will likely be to have their actors and abilities stroll the pink carpet of IFFI to advertise their movies.
217y The NFDC Movie Bazaar version can have an “expanded scope of its segments by means of the VFX and Expertise Pavilion, Venture Presentation/Documentary and Non-Fiction, Information Sequence and Ebook to Field Workplace”. In complete, there will likely be over 300 worldwide movie tasks curated It was introduced this yr on the seventeenth session.y Movie Bazaar launch for manufacturing, distribution or sale.
At 54y At this yr’s version of IFFI, the 75 Artistic Minds of Tomorrow (CMOT) nominees will even obtain specifically sponsored masterclasses by movie masters and a recruitment ‘Expertise Camp’ will likely be organized with greater than 20 main corporations.
There will even be amenities on the competition to make sure that competition delegates with particular talents are capable of entry all screenings and different venues. Making the competition an inclusive and accessible medium for all is a step in direction of inclusivity.
IFFI shouldn’t be solely a showcase of cinematic excellence but in addition a celebration of cultural range. The IFFI Cine-mela initiative will likely be an incredible addition to the cinematic celebrations, the place IFFI guests and even others resembling locals and non-IFFI registered vacationers can get pleasure from thrilling actions whereas celebrating the magic of cinema, arts, tradition, crafts and meals. An exhibition has been arrange by the Central Bureau of Communications, Ministry of Info and Broadcasting, Authorities of India, which is able to enable film lovers to study movies by means of interactive shows. Entry is free for everybody. Open air performances will even be carried out for the general public at three places together with initiatives like Caravans, Shigmotsav, Goa Carnival, Selfie Factors, IFFI Merchandise and many others to advertise IFFI as one of many largest Indian cultural showcases to the world.
Furthermore, NFDC and ESG have partnered with NID, Ahmedabad for the whole ornament and branding of the competition venues for the 54th version.y IFFI
Ms. Ankita Mishra, CEO, ESG, briefed the attendees in regards to the varied logistical preparations made for the delegates in addition to native individuals for the sleek working of the 54y Version of IFFI. This contains parking amenities for the opening ceremony, free transportation between competition venues, and procedures for reserving varied performances and periods.
Ms Munideepa Mukherjee, Basic Supervisor, PIB West Zone, briefed the media on the varied amenities out there to them. She additionally spoke in regards to the new initiatives taken by PIB for this version of IFFI. This included organizing a movie appreciation workshop for the media and introducing Konkani translation for all PIB IFFI releases.
Ms. Delilah M. Lobo, Vice Chairman, ESG, concluded the convention by saying that the perfect movies from all over the world will likely be screened at IFFI and inspired Goans to profit from the chance earlier than them.
Discover the PPT file shared on the press convention right here.
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