48 TH IFFI WILL CELEBRATE THE FUTURE OF CINEMA

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Panaji :The 48 th International Film Festival of India (IFFI 2017), organized by the Government of
India, is set to be held in the beach state of Goa from November 20 – 28, 2017.
An annual event in the global festival calendar, the 48 th edition of the International Film
Festival of India will “Celebrating the Future of Cinema”.
The 48 th IFFI is being led by a Steering Committee comprising of noted Indian
entertainment industry professionals, including personalities such as Jahnu Barua,
Nagesh Kukunoor,Shoojit Sircar, Shaji N Karun, Anand Gandhi, Piyush Pandey, Prasoon
Joshi, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Vani Tripathi Tikoo, Meren Imchen, Ashwini Iyer Tiwari,
Bharat Bala and Director, NFDC.
In order to enhance the involvement of the Indian film industry, a 40-member Film
Preview Committee has been set up comprising of industry professionals from across the
country. The members include filmmakers such as Vivek Agnihotri, Nitesh Tiwari,
Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Bhaskar Hazarika, actors Gautami Tadimalla, Hrishitaa Bhatt,
Pallavi Joshi, noted critics and writers Khalid Mohammed, Saibal Chatterjee and
Bhawana Somaaya, among numerous others.
The 48 th IFFI will showcase the best of recent International cinema, along with special
sections such as Retrospectives, BRICS Award-Winning films, Homages and an Indian
Panorama Section featuring the best of Indian Cinema produced in the past year, with
the aim of providing a platform for young creative minds to interact, view and learn.
There will be a host of Masterclasses by eminent film practitioners and Panel Discussions
featuring a diverse range of distinguished personalities discussing topics of interest for
film enthusiasts.
A series of new initiatives and packages will also be unveiled in the coming days. The
Festival also announced that the delegate registrations for film institute students will be
at no cost.
Registrations for the 48 th IFFI are now open on the official festival website,
www.iffigoa.org