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Nov 13, 2013 at 05:55pm IST

No private security guards at IFFI this year

Panaji: Organisers of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here have decided to continue with its last year's move of not posting any private security personnel at the venue during the upcoming event.

"We have discontinued with the private security bouncers from last year," Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) Vice Chairman Vishnu Surya Wagh told reporters here.

He said that Goa police would frisk the guests entering all the venues during the festival.

No private security guards at IFFI this year

The ten day festival that begins on November 20, will witness 74 countries participating and showcasing 325 films.

The presence of private guards at the gate was objected by the guests in the last few editions of the festival due to their alleged unruly behaviour towards the artistes.

The organisers held a review meeting yesterday to oversee the security preparations for the event.

Meanwhile, ESG has formed a three-member committee to screen the movies produced by Goans, which would be given special slots during the festival.

Wagh said that the movies would be given different slots. The committee comprising Shiva Naik, Shantaram Kundaikar and Director of Information and Publicity Swapnil Naik will shortlist the movies.

The ten-day festival that begins on November 20, will witness 74 countries participating and showcasing 325 films.

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