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Friday, December 04, 2020


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.


Lost In The Crowd: Why has IFFI failed to make a name for itself despite being the oldest film festival in Asia?

November 30, 2019 1:53 pm

Although it has been around for 67 years, the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) lacks an identity of its own. In the late 1970s, efforts were made to distinguish IFFI on the world map by establishing it as a forum for the cinema of the developing world, but the plan was soon abandoned.

IFFI 2019 winners list: Lijo Jose Pellissery, Usha Jadhav win big

November 28, 2019 6:55 pm

The 50th edition of International Film Festival of India held its coveted award ceremony on the closing day. Here is a complete list of winners from IFFI 2019.

I don’t like roles that are too sentimental: Isabelle Huppert

November 25, 2019 8:20 am

French actor Isabelle Huppert on her proclivity for complex characters and choice of projects.

At IFFI: A journey through the history of cinema; digital displays on Mahatma & memories

November 24, 2019 10:40 am

The exhibition uses several first-of-its-kind hi-tech features such as Zoetrope (a moving picture creative installation), augmented reality experience, vertical digital display panels, virtual reality tools and display of IFFI’s journey through the last 49 editions via digital panels.

IFFI uploads Gulzar pic instead of Satyajit Ray in film credit, rectifies later

November 24, 2019 8:32 am

The 50th edition of IFFI started on November 20, with megastar Amitabh Bachchan and south superstar Rajinikanth attending the opening ceremony.

There’s a wave of xenophobia in Europe: Despite The Fog director Goran Paskaljevic

November 22, 2019 8:35 am

Serbian filmmaker Goran Paskaljevic on the refugee crisis in Europe that shaped his latest film, Despite The Fog, which opened the 50th International Film Festival of India.

Amitabh Bachchan: Hope we continue to make films that bring people together

November 21, 2019 7:44 pm

At IFFI 2019, Amitabh Bachchan said in this fast disintegrating world, there are only a few things, including cinema, which promote the idea of community and peace.

IFFI 2019: Movies, film sections, schedule, awards and more

November 20, 2019 8:48 am

The 50th International Film Festival of India or IFFI 2019 will have around 200 films from 76 countries being screened. While Superstar Rajinikanth will received the Icon of Golden Jubilee Award, French actor Isabelle Huppert will get the IFFI Lifetime Achievement Award.

Explained: Who is Isabelle Huppert, the actor chosen for IFFI Lifetime Achievement Award?

November 04, 2019 7:58 am

Isabelle Huppert is the most nominated actress for the César Award, the national film award of France, with 16 nominations, and has won it twice.

Rajinikanth to be honoured with Icon of Golden Jubilee award at IFFI 2019

November 02, 2019 4:10 pm

IFFI 2019 will commence in Goa on November 20 and will go until November 28 with close to 250 films from various countries to be screened at the movie extravaganza.