IFFI

  • Ananth Mahadevan's 'Gour Hari Dastaan', the biopic of an Oriya freedom fighter, set to premiere at IFFI, Goa Yesterday

    Panaji: The biopic of a Oriya freedom fighter who had to wage a long battle for a second time to get his due after Indian independence, will be premiered during the upcoming International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. 'Gour Hari Dastaan-The Freedom File', directed by Ananth Mahadevan and penned...
  • Actor Amitabh Bachchan invited to inaugurate IFFI 2014 October 19, 2014

    Panaji: The Directorate of Film Festival here has invited megastar Amitabh Bachchan to inaugurate the upcoming edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held in Goa from next month. "Formal invitation at highest level has gone to Amitabh Bachchan requesting him to inaugurate the event," director of film...
  • Amitabh Bachchan being invited for IFFI 2014: Organisers June 26, 2014

    Panaji: The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) will invite Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan to attend the upcoming edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here, which is scheduled in November. The move by ESG, established by the Government of Goa in 2004, as the nodal agency in the organisation of...
  • Award-winning Bengali film 'Phoring' selected for LA film festival April 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Bengali film 'Phoring', which was screened in the IFFI-2013, has been selected for the Los Angeles Film Festival of independent experimental Indian films. The film, which deals with a boy stepping into his adulthood and the attendant questions that appear in his mind, will be screened on April 12 and vie...
  • IFFI 2013: Portuguese film 'Beatriz's War' wins Golden Peacock December 1, 2013

    Panaji: A Portuguese film 'Beatriz's War', set in East Timor, won the prestigious Golden Peacock award at the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which came to a close Saturday. Directed by Luigi Acquisto and Bety Reis, the film was unanimously chosen by the jury for the award, which comes...
  • Glad to give audience two hours of happiness: Rohit Shetty November 30, 2013

    Panaji: Bollywood filmmaker Rohit Shetty, best known for his highgrossing masala entertainers, says he will continue to make such movies as he wants to give the audience a stress free two hours in theatres. "There is so much stress all around us. We all need a break from all that...
  • Sidelined in 2011, Michelle Yeoh chief guest at IFFI 2013 November 29, 2013

    Panaji: MalaysianChinese star Michelle Yeoh, who was sidelined at the 42nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), will be the chief guest at the closing ceremony of the festival this year. The 50yearold actor played Aung San Suu Kyi in the biopic 'The Lady' in 2011. "Yeoh will be...
  • No ticketing at IFFI next year: Organiser November 26, 2013

    Panaji: Movie buffs here will not have to stand in a queue to buy tickets for film screenings during the next edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), an organiser said Tuesday. Vishnu Wagh, chairman of the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), a coorganiser of the festival, said the...
  • Can 'The Good Road' make it to the last 5 at the Oscars? November 24, 2013

    Panaji: The New Yorkbased BGP Film has picked up north American rights to Gyan Correa's 'The Good Road', a report said Sunday. The movie is India's official entry to the foreign language category of the Academy Awards, Screen At Film Bazaar said. Launched by former New Line executive Bill Straus, BGP...
  • Goa not just about booze, dance, women: IFFI organiser November 24, 2013

    Panaji: Goa is not just about booze, dance and women, said an organiser of the IFFI in Goa, even as the state has come under spotlight for a sexual assault involving a high profile journalist and a sexual harassment case in the festival arena. Vishnu Wagh, chairperson of the Entertainment Society...
  • IFFI sexual harassment case: I&B ministry assures justice November 23, 2013

    The Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said that the ministry has zero tolerance to allegations of misdemeanor and indiscretion and assured of speedy justice. He also said that strict action would be taken against those guilty. ...
  • IFFI 2013: Watch Kamal Haasan, Waheeda Rehman talk about Indian films November 23, 2013

    New Delhi: India's different states are a part of a focus package at the 2013 edition of the International Film Festival of India. Since 2004, when Goa was chosen as the IFFI's permanent destination, the festival is held in the last week of November. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has...
  • JNU student complains of sexual harassment at IFFI November 22, 2013

    Panaji: Close on the heels of the Tehelka episode, an allegation of sexual harassment has hit the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) after a Delhibased student working as a programmer complained against a senior film festival official. The complaint by the JNU student, which is lodged with the IFFI...
  • Winning the Oscar like running for President now: Susan Sarandon November 22, 2013

    Panaji: Academy award winning Hollywood star Susan Sarandon feels it is far more difficult to win an Oscar these days because the procedure is as elaborate as running for President. Sarandon, 67, was nominated four times for the Academy Awards before finally bagging the honour in 1995 for 'Dead Man Walking'. The...
  • ELounge: Waheeda Rehman gets first Centenary Film Award at IFFI November 21, 2013

    Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman on Wednesday received the inaugural Centenary Award for the Indian Film Personality of the Year, a special honour to commemorate the 100 years of Indian cinema at the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). ...
  • Ashamed as an American for not seeing foreign films: Susan Sarandon November 21, 2013

    Panaji: Oscarwinning Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon Wednesday candidly confessed that as an American, she was 'sad and ashamed' because of her lack of exposure to global cinema. Sarandon was speaking after inaugurating the 44th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji Wednesday. "I feel sad and ashamed as...
  • 'IFFI 2013' begins in Goa, Czech director Jiri Menzel gets the Lifetime Achievement Award November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood bigwigs Rekha, Kamal Haasan, Asha Bhonsle and world cinema stalwarts like Susan Sarandon, Iranian director Majid Majidi, Czech helmer Jiri Menzel are attending the opening ceremony of the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman will be conferred with the first Centenary Award for...
  • IFFI 2013 in numbers: 325 films, 16 directors, 9 documentaries November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) kickstarts in Goa today. The magnitude of the festival makes it one of the most viewed film festivals across the globe. Here is a list of seven facts that will make you understand the mammoth amount of preparation that goes...
  • 15 films you shouldn't miss at IFFI 2013 November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The 44th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has started in Goa. In recent years, IFFI has emerged as one of the better managed film festivals in India. This year too, the audience and the delegates are going to watch films that have been appreciated...
  • 44th International Film Festival of India: List of films to be screened November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has started in Goa from today. Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon is the chief guest for the inaugural function, while Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari, veteran actors including Kamal Hassan and Rekha, singer Asha Bhonsle and Iranian filmmaker Majid...
  • 15 Oscarnominated films to be screened at IFFI November 19, 2013

    Panaji: The 44th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that kicks off tomorrow here will screen 15 Oscarnominated films from world over. "We will be screening 15 Oscar nominated movies this time," film festival director Shankar Mohan said. Since 2011, the films that have won award in...
  • Waheeda Rehman to receive first Centenary Film Award at IFFI November 17, 2013

    Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman will receive the inaugural Centenary Award for the Indian Film Personality of the Year, a special honour to commemorate the 100 years of Indian cinema. The 77yearold actress will receive the honour at the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), starting in...
  • Confusion prevails over president's arrival at IFFI November 14, 2013

    Panaji: It's not films but drama which has unfolded first in the run up to the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which kicks off in Goa later this month. A day after the festival organisers in New Delhi said that President Pranab Mukherjee would be attending the inaugural ceremony...
  • No private security guards at IFFI this year November 13, 2013

    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...
  • IFFI to pay tribute to Manna Dey and Ravi Shankar November 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Legendary singer Manna Dey, who passed away recently, will be honoured with a special tribute along with Pandit Ravi Shankar at the 44th International Film Festival of India to be be held in Goa from November 20 to 30. As per the festival tradition, IFFI pays tribute to...
  • 'The Don Juans' to open International Film Festival of India October 19, 2013

    Panaji: Czech comedy film 'The Don Juans' directed by Jiri Menzel will open the forthcoming International Film Festival of India (IFFI) scheduled to be held in Goa from November 20 to November 30. After chairing a preparatory meeting in Goa to oversee preparations for IFFI, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister...
  • 'Thanga Meengal' chosen for IFFI, director elated October 18, 2013

    Chennai: The critically acclaimed Tamil drama 'Thanga Meengal' will be showcased in the Panorama section of the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) next month. The film's director Ramsubramaniam considers it a privilege. 'Thanga Meengal' is one among the other 25 feature films that have been selected for IFFI, which...
  • Kannada film 'Bharath Stores' to be screened at IFFI 2013 October 16, 2013

    New Delhi: While films like 'Ship Of Theseus', 'OMG Oh My God!', 'Paan Singh Tomar' and 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' are among the 26 feature films which will be shown in the Panorama section of IFFI, a Kannada film has also be chosen. IFFI (International Film Festival of India), which...
  • Indian Panorama selection for IFFI 2013: The complete list of films October 15, 2013

    From 'Paan Singh Tomar' to 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' to 'Celluliod' this year's In dian Panorama bouquet for IFFI has interesting mix of films that will be showcased at the annual film festival. The jury has selected 26 feature films and 16 non feature films this year. Here is the complete list...
  • Biopics 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', 'Paan Singh' in IFFI Panorama October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood biopics 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' and 'Paan Singh Tomar' are among the 26 feature films and 16 nonfeature films selected for IFFI's Indian Panorama section. Tigmanshu Dhulia's nationalawardwinning film, starring Irrfan, made it to the list by the virtue of a direct entry while a jury, headed by...