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Thursday, December 02, 2021


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.


Ringu Wandering, Jitendra Joshi and Angela Molina win big at 52nd IFFI 

November 28, 2021 9:59 pm

Jitendra Joshi, known to audiences outside Marathi cinema for his performance as constable Katekar in the Netflix series Sacred Games, won the best actor male award for filmmaker Nikhil Mahajan's Marathi drama Godavari.

Samantha Ruth Prabhu says Family Man 2 'benefitted her tremendously', Manoj Bajpayee first wanted to say no to the show

November 23, 2021 10:03 am

Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha Ruth Prabhu were speaking about Family Man 2 at IFFI panel discussion Creating Cult Icons: India's own James Bond (007).

Ranveer Singh, Salman Khan, Karan Johar hung out in a private jet at IFFI 2021. See photos

November 21, 2021 1:05 pm

Salman Khan chilled with Ranveer Singh and Karan Johar aboard a private jet at IFFI 2021. Check the pictures out here.

IFFI kicks off; Top honours for Scorsese, Hema Malini

November 21, 2021 4:48 am

The prestigious film festival, which will run eight more days, awarded Hollywood legend Martin Scorsese and Hungarian director Istvan Szabo with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award.

IFFI: Ranveer Singh and Salman Khan to attend opening ceremony, Puneeth Rajkumar and Dilip Kumar to be honoured

November 20, 2021 10:42 am

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur declared that Hema Malini and Prasoon Joshi are the recipients of the Indian Personality of the Year award for the year 2021.

In hybrid format, IFFI plans to draw big names and movies

October 23, 2021 8:32 am

The festival will host India premiere of Netflix movie The Power of Dog, by Jane Campion, who was named Best Director at the Venice Film Festival this year.

Martin Scorsese, Istevan Szabo to receive Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement award at 52nd IFFI

October 22, 2021 4:52 pm

The 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be held from November 20 to 28 in Goa.

Karkhanisanchi Waari at IFFI: A dead man's wishes bring a family on a road trip

January 22, 2021 11:19 am

Karkhanisanchi Waari (Ashes on a Road Trip) by Mangesh Joshi, famous for the critically acclaimed 2016 Marathi film Lathe Joshi, features several members of the Karkhanis clan, which is packed into a Maruti Omni on a road trip from Pune to Pandharpur to fulfil the late patriarch’s dying wish.

Why Marathi short film Still Alive, screened at 51st IFFI, is a timely take on mental health

January 22, 2021 12:08 pm

In the wake of a celebrity suicide last year, a pandemic that toyed with people’s sanity in lockdown, and Indian denial of mental illness, Onkar Diwadkar’s short film, screened at KIFF and IFFI, is relevant

Why IFFI-selected Odia feature film, Kalira Atita, is a wake-up call to global warming and its washing out of lands, people and memories

January 21, 2021 3:20 pm

I Am Kalam director Nila Madhab Panda extends his decade-long work around effects of climate change from documentaries and Hindi films to his first Odia feature, screened at the ongoing IFFI’s Indian Panorama section