50th IFFI 2019 to be held in Goa from November 20-28
The 50th International Film Festival of India, IFFI 2019, will be held from November 20-28 in Goa. Over 200 best films from 76 countries, 26 feature films and 15 non-feature films in the Indian Panorama section will be screened at the film festival.
This was announced by Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi today. He said around 10 thousand people and film lovers are expected to participate in the Golden Jubilee edition of the festival.
The Minister said in a first, films with audio deion will be screened for the visually impaired. He said as IFFI is celebrating its Golden Jubilee edition, 12 prominent films in different languages that have completed 50 years this year, will also be showcased.
Mr Javadekar said Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner Amitabh Bachchan’s outstanding contribution to cinema will be honoured and celebrated through a package of his impactful and entertaining films.
Our correspondent reports that Indian Panorama is a flagship section of IFFI, showcases the best of contemporary Indian Feature and non-feature films of the years. This year, the Feature Film Jury was headed by acclaimed filmmaker and screenwriter Priyadarshan. The Jury has chosen Gujarati film HELLARO directed by Abhishek Shah as the Opening Feature Film of Indian Panorama, 2019. The Non-Feature Jury was headed by well-known documentary Filmmaker Rajendra Janglay. The Jury selected the film — Nooreh — directed by Ashish Pandey as the Opening non-feature film of Indian Panorama.