Saturday, Dec 03, 2022


The International Film Festival of India or IFFI started in 1952 and over the decades has become one of the most esteemed film festivals in Asia. The annual film fiesta is held in the Indian state of Goa. It aims at celebrating cinema and providing a common platform to filmmakers to present their work towards understanding and appreciation of art across the world. It also helps in encouraging cultural exchange between various nations through the medium of films. IFFI is jointly held by India's Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Directorate of Film Festivals and the Government of Goa. The 48th edition of IFFI is being held in Panjim from November 20-28, 2017. The cinema carnival was inaugurated by Shah Rukh Khan and will be closed by Salman Khan.


Vivek Agnihotri's anger is justified, says Nadav Lapid as he calls Israel ambassador a 'manipulator' for twisting Kashmir Files comments

December 01, 2022 10:12 am

Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid has said that both Vivek Agnihotri and Israeli ambassador Naor Gilon are 'aware' that his comments at IFFI were directed at The Kashmir Files, and not the Kashmir conflict.

The Kashmir Files was included at IFFI due to 'political pressure', claims Nadav Lapid as he apologises for hurting sentiments

December 01, 2022 3:52 pm

Nadav Lapid said that all questions about The Kashmir Files being a work of propaganda would be 'unnecessary' if people just watch 'three random minutes' of the film.

Nadav Lapid doubles down on claims against fellow IFFI jury members: 'Everyone was aware of what's going to be said'

December 01, 2022 8:27 am

Filmmaker Nadav Lapid's comments describing The Kashmir Files movie as vulgar and a propaganda during the closing ceremony of the 53rd International Film Festival of India in Goa on Monday propelled him straight into a raging row.

Vivek Agnihotri announces Kashmir Files follow-up Kashmir Files Unreported: 'Will be much more disturbing, will rattle them all'

November 30, 2022 11:47 am

Vivek Agnihotri announced his determination to release a vaguely defined follow-up to his controversial hit film The Kashmir Files.

'Film justifies Indian policy in Kashmir': Nadav Lapid on his comment on The Kashmir Files at IFFI

November 30, 2022 2:35 pm

Nadav Lapid said that he was 'apprehensive' the entire day before making his grand political statement against The Kashmir Files at IFFI. 'People came and thanked me,' he said of the aftermath.

The Kashmir Files row: IFFI jury chair has a right to criticise the film

November 29, 2022 10:23 pm

What is a film festival where an artist, especially one invited to chair a jury, can't speak his mind? India-Israel bilateral ties do not not hang by the slender thread of a film review

Amid Kashmir Files flare-up, Valley parties ask: What good has it done for Pandit cause

December 01, 2022 11:39 am

The row is not good for Indian film industry, country's image or the suffering Pandit community, says PDP leader Naeem Akhtar

'Nadav Lapid made grave mistake, hope he apologises': Israeli director Dan Wolman on The Kashmir Files row

November 30, 2022 8:41 am

At the closing ceremony of IFFI, jury head Nadav Lapid called Vivek Agnihotri directorial The Kashmir Files 'vulgar' and a 'propaganda' film.

The Kashmir Files row: IFFI jury chair's comment was about the film’s artistic merit, not its content

November 30, 2022 1:07 pm

It is unfair to criticise him for commenting on a film based on its artistic merit by using categories or arguments from a totally different domain. In this category confusion between artistic merit and political opinion, aesthetic perception and vested interests, what is lost is art

'Propaganda by one party against other': BJP, Oppn spar over The Kashmir Files controversy

November 30, 2022 8:40 am

Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi said that ’it is obvious for anyone to understand that Nadav Lapid at no point denied the Kashmiri Pandit exodus or dismissed it’.