The 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) kicked off in Goa today. The film fest will be an eight-day-long affair and will conclude on November 28. The first IFFI was held way back in 1952, under then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s patronage.
The film festival’s opening ceremony, held at Shyama Prasad Stadium, was hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar. While French actress Isabelle Huppert was bestowed with the Lifetime Achievement award during the opening ceremony of IFFI 2019, Superstar Rajinikanth was honoured with the Icon of Golden Jubilee award for his contribution to arts and cinema.
200 movies from 76 countries are expected to be screened during the 50th International Film Festival of India. Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner Amitabh Bachchan’s movies will also be screened during the course of the film festival.