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.


IFFI announces films competing for best debut feature award

National Award-winning film Hellaro, directed by Abhishek Shah, and Malayalam film Uyare by Manu Ashokan are the two Indian films competing for the IFFI's best debut feature award.

Director’s Notes

On the sidelines of his directorial debut Sa's release at IFFI, singer Arijit Singh spoke to of challenges of making a film.


Curtain falls on IFFI, game on for event’s 50th edition

The festival saw more than 220 films from 67 countries, along with world premieres of English film The Aspern Papers and German Sealed Lips. In all, 26 feature films and 21 non-feature films were screened in the Indian Panorama section.

Women’s Collective needs to go beyond holding a placard: S Durga director Sanal Sasidharan

Sanal Sasidharan, who is at Film Bazaar with a new film, talks about #MeToo and why women actors need to look for new allies.

IFFI 2018: Chaos at venue after delegate has an ugly spat with organisers

A group of delegates alleged that Rajendra Talak, Vice Chairman of ESG, told one of the delegates, "You are from Kerala. Go back to your home."

Pa Ranjith: Don't understand why Tiger Zinda Hai was selected at IFFI 2018

Kaala director Pa Ranjith feels that International Film Festival of India should have selected the Rajinikanth starrer for the ongoing gala's Indian Panorama section rather than Tiger Zinda Hai.


Drawing From Reality

Director of Kharvas, which opened the non- feature film segment of Indian Panorama at IFFI, Aditya Suhas Jambhale talks about his influences.

IFFI 2018 jury denies labelling films "anti-national" and rejecting them

IFFI 2018 feature and non-feature films jury denied having rejected movies on the basis of being “anti-national” at a press meet in Panjim.

International Film Festival of India 2018 begins

International Film Festival of India 2018 opening ceremony began with a tribute to period dramas in Indian cinema.

IFFI 2018: Everything you need to know

A galaxy of stars and directors such as Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar and Subhash Ghai will descend on the red carpet of the 49th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI).