IFFI

  • Watch: DD anchor whose IFFI Goa gaffe video went viral says she feels suicidal after becoming a joke on social media December 2, 2014

    The internet can be very unforgiving at times. DD anchor Aayenah Pahuja learnt it the hard way when an unedited video full of bloopers went viral on social networking sites. The video showed her referring to the Governor of Goa as Governor of India and she failed to recognise the...
  • IFFI 2014: Best and worst moments from the film festival December 1, 2014

    Whether it is the selection of films, stars who flew down to Goa or the masterclass celebrities conducted for the delegates, the 45th edition of International Film Festival of India turned out to be a perfect event for those who wanted to understand both Indian and international cinema. Read on...
  • IFFI 2014: Shekhar Kapur discusses the relationship between chaos and creativity with Manoj Bajpayee, Sudhir Mishra November 30, 2014

    "How many of you are creative? How many of you have thought of being creative?" These were a few questions with which noted filmmaker Shekhar Kapur started his masterclass on 'What is creativity? How do you describe the act of creation?' at IFFI 2014. "I'm asking you these questions because...
  • Producer seeks apology for screening of 'Libaas' at IFFI November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Vikas Mohan, the producer of Libaas which was directed by Gulzar, has demanded an apology from the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) organisers for screening the film during the ongoing festival here. Vikas Mohan, the producer of the 1988-film directed by noted poet and filmmaker Gulzar, has issued...
  • DD anchor's 'Governor of India' video from IFFI Goa goes viral on social media; Prasar Bharti asks officials to look into it November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: After a clip featuring portions of a "clueless" live presentation by a Doordarshan anchor on the inauguration day of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) went viral on social media, Prasar Bharati has deputed a senior officer to look into the matter. The Doordarshan anchor is also seen introducing...
  • IFFI should have a proper red carpet like Cannes and Venice Film Festival: Wendell Rodricks November 28, 2014

    Panaji: Noted designer Wendell Rodricks feels that International Film Festival of India (IFFI) should have a 'proper' red carpet like the international festivals to promote fashion. The Goa-based designer said that the rich Indian fashion can be promoted through the festival if organisers focus on the glamour side of it. "IFFI...
  • IFFI 2014: China takes country focus; plans to combine Indian dance forms with martial arts and hold film exhibitions discussed November 26, 2014

    Panaji: An Indo-China Audio-Visual Co-production Agreement was signed on 18th September in presence of Indian Prime Minister and Chinese President, but its impact could only be felt at IFFI this year. Whether it was by way of Chinese films that are being screened at the ongoing festival, presence of Chinese...
  • Tamil thriller 'Kutram Kadithal' producer JSK Satish gets a red carpet welcome at IFFI November 26, 2014

    Panaji: Producer JSK Satish feels honoured to be received with red carpet welcome for his Tamil thriller "Kutram Kadithal", which recently got screened here in the Indian Panorama section at the ongoing Indian Internal Film Festival. "Kutram Kadithal" is the second film from Satish's banner to be selected for IFFI after...
  • IFFI 2014: Zhang Ziyi shares Anupam Kher's opinion about 'The Grandmaster', hails Wong Kar Wai for his unique style November 26, 2014

    Panaji: Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi may have visited India for the first time to attend 45th International Film Festival of India, but she isn't unaware of Bollywood projects. From the recent Bollywood film she watched to other projects that have garnered huge popularity back home, she tells us all. Happy...
  • IFFI 2014: Technical glitch during 'Feng Shui' screening leaves fans upset November 25, 2014

    Panaji: With China being the nation IFFI is focusing on this year, a variety of Chinese films including 'Beijing Blues', 'American Dreams in China', 'Caught In The Web', 'Feng Shui' have been selected for viewing. While the idea is impressive, its execution hasn't been as impressive. When fans turned...
  • IFFI 2014: Co-ordinators don't mind working non-stop; for them, festival is the best learning experience November 25, 2014

    Panaji: The 45th edition of International Film Festival of India in Goa may have been making headlines for its 20 world premieres, and the popular stars attending the festival to be part of different sessions, hold master classes to ensure delegates get a memorable experience. But there are co-ordinators too,...
  • IFFI 2014: Boredom, lack of will power stop one from being unique, says Anupam Kher November 25, 2014

    Panaji: While everybody knows that being an actor calls for determination, passion and dedication, only a few can understand the difference between an actor being respected and popular. During his masterclass at the 45th International Film Festival of India, Anupam Kher explained why there is no single, determined route to...
  • IFFI 2014: Satish Kaushik appreciates Shekhar Kapur for his creative style November 24, 2014

    Panaji: It doesn't take too long to detect the camaraderie that filmmaker Shekhar Kapur shares with Satish Kaushik. And when the two interacted during a master class at IFFI 2014, it turned out to be an entertaining and enriching experience for the delegates. Satish, who introduced himself as...
  • Anurag Kashyap: I have written some bad films November 24, 2014

    Panaji: Be it scripts or dialogues, Anurag Kashyap has written for many directors like Ram Gopal Varma and Vikramaditya Motwane. But the filmmaker is not particularly proud of some of his works created for fellow directors. "I've made good movies, but I've written some bad films. I won't take their names...
  • IFFI 2014: Every film comes with a destiny, says Meghna Gulzar November 24, 2014

    Panaji: Filmmaker Gulzar Sahab's film 'Libaas' may have been screened after over two decades of its making, but that didn't affect the impact and the interpretation of the message it tries to put across. Meghna, who had accompanied father Gulzar to its special screening at IFFI, shared her views on...
  • Snapshot: Manoj Bajpayee takes on daddy duties at IFFI 2014 November 23, 2014

    Manoj Bajpayee may have been in Goa to attend IFFI, but that doesn't mean he wouldn't pay attention to his duties as a father. The actor, who had inaugurated the Panorama Section of the ongoing festival, was spotted with his daughter Ava Nayla. ...
  • IFFI 2014: Fans get into a scuffle with an usher minutes before the screening of Gulzar's 'Libaas' November 22, 2014

    Panaji: As India's most respected lyricists, and with a series of successful films to his credit, Gulzar sahab is used to fans requesting for autographs and quick photographs with him. So when the iconic filmmaker attended Day 2 at IFFI for his retrospective, his fans turned up in huge numbers,...
  • IFFI 2014: Didn't know if we'd be banned, abused, run down for making Gandhi cool in 'Lage Raho Munnabhai', says Vidhu Vinod Chopra November 22, 2014

    Panaji: It was 'Gandhigiri' preached in popular Bollywood film 'Lage Raho Munnabhai' that gave girls an important tip on how to gauge their prospective groom's nature. It also advised many in a dilemma on ways to deal with irksome neighbours and the best non-violent method to tackle corruption. At a...
  • IFFI 2014: Anupam Kher hails superstar Rajinikanth for his humility November 22, 2014

    Panaji: Despite fame and fortune, superstar Rajinikanth believes in staying grounded and leading a humble life. Rajinikanth's interviews and public appearances might be few, but his words have always been priceless for his fans. So even though the emotional Rajinikanth made a short speech on being conferred Centenary Award for...
  • IFFI 2014: 'Elizabeth Ekadashi' director Paresh Mokashi reacts to HJS' demand to withdraw its screening, says he doesn't need controversies to sell the film November 22, 2014

    Panaji: Director Paresh Mokashi's 'Elizabeth Ekadashi' stirred up controversy a few days back when a right wing organisation found its title objectionable and alleged that it was sending out a wrong message to the masses. Upset with its offensive name, the Hindu Janjagruti Samiti (HJS) had also demanded the withdrawal...
  • IFFI 2014: Only Vidhu Vinod Chopra could monetise Gandhi, says Prahlad Kakkar November 21, 2014

    Panaji: Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who received huge applause for his film 'Lage Raho Munnabhai', attended Day 1 of the ongoing 10-day long IFFI. Vidhu's popular Bollywood project wowed everyone especially with the way in which it re-introduced Mahatma Gandhi's principles and virtues in an entertaining yet emotional way. Before...
  • IFFI 2014: Yes, I worked as an usher at IFFI to watch great films, wasn't interested in money, says Manoj Bajpayee November 21, 2014

    Panaji: Actor Manoj Bajpayee may have been invited as the chief guest to open Indian Panorama at IFFI this year, but he just can't forget the time when he worked as an usher for the prestigious film festival in Delhi. While addressing the gathering at Kala Academy, one of the...
  • IFFI 2014: Shekhar Kapur, Raj Kumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra to attend Day 1 November 21, 2014

    Panaji: If the inaugural ceremony of 45th IFFI saw the presence of stalwarts Rajinikanth and Amitabh Bachchan, actors Anupam Kher, Raveena Tandon and political leaders Arun Jaitely, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Manohar Parrikar and others, the first day will also not miss the glamour. Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur will share his perspective...
  • IFFI 2014 gets eminent International juries onboard November 21, 2014

    Panaji: From noted cinematographer Slawomir Idziak, Chinese filmmaker Zhang Jianya to actress Seema Biswas, the 45th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that started Thursday has celebrated film personalities from all over the world as its jury. Idziak from Poland, who is also the jury chairman, is a noted...
  • IFFI 2014: Rajinikanth refers to Amitabh Bachchan as 'big brother', gets emotional at the opening ceremony November 21, 2014

    Panaji: Superstar Rajinikanth was visibly overwhelmed when he was presented the Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year at the inaugural ceremony of the 45th edition of IFFI. Rajinikanth, who has entertained fans for decades and made many ape his unique style of flipping glasses, rolling them multiple...
  • IFFI 2014: Rajinikanth is the heartthrob of India; IFFI not a commercial award show, says Raveena Tandon November 21, 2014

    Panaji: Raveena Tandon, who had hosted the opening ceremony of 45th edition of International Film Festival of India which opened on November 20 at the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, shared with us the reason to be in Goa. "I'm really excited to be here at IFFI. It has always...
  • IFFI 2014: Centenary Award for Rajinikanth came late, says Manoj Bajpayee November 21, 2014

    Panaji: Actor Manoj Bajpayee feels that the Centenary Award for Indian film personality of the year has come 'really late' to superstar Rajinikanth. "Rajinikanth is such a big star, and the contribution that he has made to Indian cinema is also huge. I think the award has come really...
  • I thought I was here to receive the award, not to give a speech: Rajinikanth at IFFI 2014 November 20, 2014

    Goa: If Rajnikanth is revered down south for his unique style, Amitabh Bachchan continues to be lauded for his acting prowess, the ability to experiment with roles and giving young actors a run for their money. And when both veteran actors come down to Goa to attend the...
  • IFFI 2014: Have no words to say; dedicate Centenary Award to my producers, directors and fans, says Rajinikanth November 20, 2014

    Goa: In Indian showbiz industry, possibly the most inspirational story of rags-to-riches is of Rajinikanth - a bus conductor named Shivaji Gaekwad who went on to become a phenomenon called Thalaivar. Agreed, Rajinikanth is the undisputed superstar today, but it took him close to four decades to be one of...