Goa IFFI

  • IFFI: 'Moner Manush' claims top honours at the festival December 3, 2010

    Panaji: India claimed the top honours at the 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here after Gautam Ghose's Moner Manush won the Golden Peacock award on Thursday. Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier's In a Better World won the Silver Peacock award for the best director at a glittering closing ceremony here...
  • IFFI: Liquor baron to give away short film awards November 29, 2010

    Panaji: Business and liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya will give away the best short film awards, including an environment film award, at the 41st International Film Festival of India's (IFFI) short film centre (SFC) on Tuesday. "Mr. Mallya will be attending award ceremony as chief guest. The SFC concept has clicked well...
  • IFFI: 'The Princess of Montpensier' to close the festival November 28, 2010

    Panaji: French director Bertrand Tavernier's The Princess of Montpensier will be the closing film at the 41st International Film festival of India (IFFI), director of Film Festivals S.M. Khan said on Saturday. Addressing a press conference here, Khan said The Ghost Writer directed by Roman Polanski will be a mid fest...
  • IFFI: Rajkumar Hirani talks about script writing November 26, 2010

    Panaji: The film bazaar, organised by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), had Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi speaking about script writing. A delightful session by Raj Kumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi as they spoke about the art and science of script writing to an audience that comprised of media...
  • IFFI: 'Nauka Doobi' premieres at the film festival in Goa November 26, 2010

    Panaji: Bengali film Nauka Doobi is directed by eight time national award winner, Rituparno Ghosh. The premiere was attended by Subhash Ghai (His banner Mukta Arts has produced the film) and one of the actresses in the film, Riya Sen. The movie stars Riya Sen, Raima Sen and Prosenjit Chatterjee....
  • IFFI: Locarno to have India special next year November 26, 2010

    For its next festival, the celebrated Locarno festival has decided to have a segment focussing on Indian films. The Festival's co-production Lab's Open Doors focussed on China last year and South Asia this year. The announcement was made by Festival's Artisitc director Olivier Pere and Head of Locarno's Industry Office,...
  • IFFI: Don't celebrate me - Fatih Akin November 26, 2010

    38-year-old Fatih Akin, German director of Turkish origin, who is known for his films like Head On, In July, New York I love you, The Edge of Heaven, was in Goa fielding questions by Indian film-maker Anurag Kashyap...Some excerpts.... "I listen to everyone's opinion. I think not listening is the problem....
  • IFFI: Film to promote poor children's education November 25, 2010

    Panaji: I am Kalam, a children's film based on former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, is aimed at inspiring the poor to educate their children, director of the film Nila Madhab Panda said at the 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. The film will be screened at the festival...
  • IFFI selection disappointing November 25, 2010

    When you are made to watch movies like 3 Idiots and Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, you wonder if it's really worth making that trip to Goa for the festival. Even world cinema-wise, IFFI seems to be seriously lagging behind in the general scenario. This sentiment was echoed by film-maker Anurag...
  • IFFI: Museum for Indian cinema in Mumbai November 25, 2010

    Indian cinema will complete 100 years in 2013 and by then the film lovers might get to visit a museum totally dedicated to the Indian film industry. Kuldeep Sinha, Director General of Films Division announced that the work for a museum is on and it is likely to be inaugurated in...
  • IFFI: A tribute to dancers November 25, 2010

    Dancing feet was inaugurated by the Goa CM Digambar Kamat, in the presence of dignitaries like Sitara Devi, Pt. Birju Maharaj etc. The festival, which will feature 22 select documentaries, Dancing Feet will showcase various dance forms of India, like Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Odissi, Kathak, Mohiniattam and Manipuri. It will also include some...
  • Goa looks at offering tax reimbursement to filmmakers November 24, 2010

    Panaji: Barely two days after veteran Bollywood filmmaker Yash Chopra gave a tongue-lashing to the Goa and central governments for imposing new taxes on the film industry, an embarrassed state government has taken cue. "We are considering offering tax reimbursement to the filmmakers who are keen on shooting in Goa," chief...
  • May make comeback to action films soon: Bhandarkar November 23, 2010

    Panaji: Realistic film maker Madhur Bhandarkar says he might make a comeback to action films soon. Bhandarkar, speaking to reporters at the 41st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), also said his films are made according to his will and the film's 'heroes and heroines' have nothing to...
  • IFFI opening film's producer sore over audience apathy November 23, 2010

    Panaji: West is West producer Leslee Udwin said she was disappointed to see nearly 40 percent of the audience walk out of the screening of the film at the start of 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) a day earlier. Speaking to reporters in Panaji, Leslee said that a large...
  • Urbanisation will spell disaster for Goa: Green filmmaker November 23, 2010

    Panaji: A woman who has tracked down and visually documented disappearing lakes in New Delhi's periphery now says rampant unplanned urbanisation will spell disaster for Goa. Ishani Dutta, whose documentary film The Land of the Vanishing Lakes will be screened at the Short Film Centre (SFC) of the 41st International Film...
  • Goa not good for international film festival: Chopra November 23, 2010

    Panaji: Veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra blasted the Goa government for not doing enough to promote the state as a destination for film festivals of international standards. Chopra, speaking at the inauguration ceremony in the presence of Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, said Goa as a destination for international film festivals needed a...
  • Manisha denies divorce rumours November 23, 2010

    Bollywood diva Manisha Koirala, who triggered a storm of gossip about an impending divorce following a hasty online comment, says things were blown out of proportion and she is still happily married to her Nepali entrepreneur husband. The 40-year-old acclaimed actor, who is attending the International Film Festival of India that...
  • Yash Chopra to inaugurate 41st IFFI November 23, 2010

    Panaji: Veteran Bollywood director Yash Chopra will inaugurate the 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI), an official said on Monday. "Yash Chopraji will be inaugurating the festival. We will also be felicitating several actors whose names will be disclosed later," S.M. Khan, director of the Directorate of Film Festivals, told...
  • CBI to file charge sheet in IFFI scam by year-end November 23, 2010

    Panaji: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will file a charge sheet by the year-end in the multi-crore scam in infrastructure creation for the 2004 International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, police said on Thursday. Superintendent of Police S.S. Gavli told reporters that investigations in the 2004 scam were...
  • 'Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai' at IFFI November 23, 2010

    New Delhi: Ajay Devgn-Emraan Hashmi starrer underworld saga Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai has been recommended by the Film and Television Producers Guild of India for the panorama section of the upcoming International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2010. The guild recommends 10 films every year irrespective of language for...
  • Indian film fraternity heads to Goa as IFFI kicks off November 23, 2010

    New Delhi: The 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) began in Goa on Monday. This 11-day festival brings together over 200 films from 50 countries. IFFI kicked-off with veteran actress Waheeda Rahman inaugurating the festival along along with I&B minister Ambika Soni. Actors Asin and Nana Patekar were also present...
  • Indian cinema's reel history on display at IFFI November 23, 2010

    Panaji: The 'reel' history of Indian cinema, spread over 87 years, would be showcased through posters at International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which gets under way on Monday. National Film Archives of India (NFAI) has taken up the task of showcasing some of the 'legendary film posters' at the venues...
  • Kamal Haasan's films not to be part of IFFI November 23, 2010

    Chennai: Kamal Haasan was honoured with yet another award, this time for his Lifetime's Achievements in cinema. But the actor and filmmaker feels that the southern film industry lacks the initiative when it comes to participating in national film events. Haasan recently completed 50 years of being in cinema, yet he...
  • Amitabh Bachchan not invited to IFFI, co-host upset November 23, 2010

    Panaji: The entertainment society of Goa (ESG), co-host of the 40th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), has held its central government partner Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) responsible for not inviting legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan to grace the festival. Bachchan has not been invited ever since IFFI...