Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman will attend the Film Bazaar and also the closing ceremony of the forthcoming International Film Festival of India (IFFI) – a prestigious annual extravaganza held annually in Goa.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the government of Goa along with Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) and Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) made the announcement at a review meeting, read a statement.
Information and broadcasting secretary Sunil Arora announced that the music maestro will be the chief guest at the closing ceremony of the 10-day film festival on November 30.
He will also be part of the Film Bazaar, an annually organised market where delegates buy, sell, exhibit and pitch their content. Here, Rahman will be part of the NFDC Knowledge Series sessions. He will be in conversation with documentary filmmaker and writer Nasreen Munni Kabir.
This year, the IFFI will showcase 187 films from 89 countries in World Cinema section along with 26 Feature and 21 Non-Feature films in Indian Panorama section.
At the Film Bazaar, which will be held from November 20 to 24, there will be delegates from 38 countries.