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International Film Festival of India


A film festival is born: Story of IFFI's origins 67 years ago

November 24, 2019 11:06 pm

The first IFFI was organised by Films Division with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's "blessings", at a paltry budget of Rs 1 lakh.

When India's first international film festival was suspected to be a 'communist shenanigan'

November 17, 2019 4:02 pm

When Frank Capra arrived at India’s first international film festival to foil a ‘Soviet conspiracy’

Goa government to spend around Rs 18 crore on hosting 50th IFFI

October 30, 2019 7:49 pm

Goa state government, along with Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry, has been hosting IFFI in the state since 2004.

IFFI announces films competing for best debut feature award

October 20, 2019 4:00 pm

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.

International Film Festival of India 2018 begins

November 21, 2018 7:39 am

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

Festival Scope

November 20, 2018 11:57 am

As Goa hosts IFFI for the 15th year and tries to get past the controversies that surrounded the festival last year, here’s a look at the line-up.

Dropped during FTII protests, event showcasing students’ films set to return to IFFI this year

September 05, 2018 9:04 am

The regular feature of students’ films was dropped by the DFF in 2015 when the students’ protests at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) were raging on. Students of FTII had accused the Ministry of “punishing them” for raising voices of dissent during the four-month-long protest.

Shashi Tharoor slams govt for dropping Nude, S Durga from IFFI  

November 17, 2017 4:51 pm

Shashi Tharoor said, "Censorship is another example, where you saw very recently in this week's news, withdrawal of two films in the International Film Festival of India by the government, not by the jury."

Anchor’s bloopers at IFFI a rage on YouTube, DD probes ‘leak’

November 30, 2014 2:52 am

Fame followed but it was draped in ridicule.

Big B confers award to Rajinikant

November 28, 2014 1:00 am

It was an emotional moment for two superstars when they met at the opening ceremony of the 45th edition of the International Film Festival of India in Goa