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53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI)

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53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI): International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is a national festival to  celebrated diverse cinema in India.

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International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in News

  • Recently, the 53rd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) kicked off with a grand opening ceremony at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, in Panaji, Goa today, 20 November, 2022.


53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Key Details

  • 53rd edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is showcasing a collection of 280 films from 79 countries.
    • 25 features and 20 non-feature films will be showcased at the Indian Panorama section from a broad spectrum of entries.
  • 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is conducted jointly by the National Film Development Corporation and Entertainment Society of Goa.

Mumbai International Film Festival 2022 (MIFF 2022)


Uniqueness of 53rd IFFI

  • For the first time gala premieres of Indian, global cinema, and OTTs will be held at IFFI, including the premiere of the fourth season of globally acclaimed series Fauda, which features some of the biggest Israeli stars in the world today.
  • In order to make the festival more inclusive and accessible for everyone, special provisions have been made for Divyangjan Screenings (for specially-abled).
    • Keeping in mind their accessibility needs, the films in this section will be audio-visual-equipped, with embedded audio descriptions and subtitles.
    • The Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) will be taking two special courses for the specially-abled on ‘Smartphone Film Making’ curated for autistic individuals and a basic course in ‘Screen Acting’ curated for wheelchair users.
  • IFFI 53 has everything that a movie lover wants – 75 Creative Young Minds, Masterclasses, Box office flavour, Film Bazaar, and global cinema.


Important segments of 53rd IFFI

  • Opening Film and Closing Film: The Austrian film ‘Alma and Oskar’, directed by Dieter Berner, will open the annual festival while Krzysztof Zanussi’s ‘Perfect Number’ is the closing film.
  • Country Focus: France is the ‘Spotlight’ country and 8 films will be screened under ‘Country Focus’ package.
  • Indian Panorama: The ‘Indian Panorama’ will open with Prithvi Konanur’s Kannada film ‘Hadinelentu’, while ‘The Show Must Go On’ by Divya Cowasji will flag off the non-feature film section.
    • There will be special screenings of Pan Nalin’s Chello Show—The Last Film Show, India’s official entry to the Oscars in the Best Foreign Language category and Madhur Bhandarkar’s India Lockdown.
  • ‘Indian Restored Classics’: A few films from the National Film Archives of India (NFAI) will also be showcased by the NFDC in the ‘Indian Restored Classics’ section.
    • These include Sohrab Modi’s 1957 costume- drama Nausherwan-E-Adil, Ramesh Maheshwary’s 1969 National Award-winning Punjabi film Nanak Nam Jahaz Hai, K Vishwanath’s 1980 Telugu musical drama Sankarabharnam and two Satyajit Ray classics, the 1977 period-drama Shatranj Ke Khiladi and the 1989 social- drama Ganashatru.
  • Dadasaheb Phalke winner retrospective: Three films of 52nd Dadasaheb Phalke awardee (declared in the 68th National Film Awards) Asha Parekh –Teesri Manzil, Do Badan and Kati Patang will be screened as part of the Asha Parekh retrospective.
  • Homage: The ‘Homage’ section will include fifteen Indian and five international films. Tributes will be paid to-
    • Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar,
    • Singer-composer Bappi Lahiri,
    • Kathak maestro Pt. Birju Maharaj,
    • Actors Ramesh Deo, Shivkumar Subhramanium, T. Rama Rao, Vatsala Deshmukh, Maheshwari Amma, Salim Ghouse,
    • Singer KK,
    • Director Tarun Majumder,
    • Director-producer Ravi Tandon and Saawan Kumar Tak,
    • Actor and theater artist Nipon Goswami,
    • Actor and film maker Pratap Pothen,
    • Actor Krishnam Raju and
    • Singer Bhupinder Singh.
  • International Homage: In the International section, homage will be paid to the film geniuses Bob Rafelson, Ivan Reitman, Peter Bogdanovich, Douglas Trumbell and Monica Vitti.

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