International Film Festival Of India

  • Waheeda Rehman in conversation with Sagarika Ghose 23-11-2013 06:53 PM

    Veteran actor Waheeda Rehman has been awarded the Centenary Award for 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). ...
  • JNU student accuses IFFI official of sexual harassment 23-11-2013 03:35 PM

    On the day when the Goa police lodged an FIR against Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal for allegedly sexually assaulting a junior colleague, one more instance of sexual harassment at the workplace appears to have slipped through their radar the same day. Amidst all the buzz and glitz at the 44th...
  • E-Lounge: Waheeda Rehman gets first Centenary Film Award at IFFI 21-11-2013 04:43 PM

    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). ...
  • IFFI 2013 in numbers: 325 films, 16 directors, 9 documentaries 20-11-2013 03:06 PM

    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...
  • 44th International Film Festival of India: List of films to be screened 20-11-2013 09:38 AM

    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 Oscar-nominated films to be screened at IFFI 19-11-2013 06:10 PM

    Panaji: The 44th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that kicks off tomorrow here will screen 15 Oscar-nominated 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 IFFI...
  • Film Bazaar in Goa to unveil South Asian stories 19-11-2013 03:37 PM

    New Delhi: Film Bazaar, the National Film Development Corporation's co-production and distribution market for South Asia, will open Wednesday alongside the International Film Festival of India in Goa with a new segment, Producers' Lab, amidst the buzz that the government is considering an enhanced role for the organisation in film...
  • Confusion prevails over president's arrival at IFFI 14-11-2013 04:40 PM

    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...
  • No private security guards at IFFI this year 13-11-2013 01:06 PM

    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)...
  • KR Manoj: Jury's politics reflect in film selection 18-10-2013 04:08 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Director K R Manoj, whose film 'Kanyaka Talkies' has been chosen as the inaugural film of the Indian Panorama at 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, says general awareness and 'politics' of a jury reflects in the selection of films in festivals. Manoj's debut film has...
  • Rajinikanth may miss 44th IFFI inauguration due to health issues 10-10-2013 12:31 PM

    Panaji: Megastar Rajinikanth, who was supposed to inaugurate the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2013 slated next month here, may not be able to do so apparently on health issues, organisers said. "We have invited Rajanikanth to inaugurate the festival on November 20. But we are not sure...
  • No 'popular cinema' to be screened at IFFI this year 09-10-2013 04:46 PM

    Panaji: Organisers of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) have decided not to screen popular masala movies at the festival this year and focus more on the 'serious cinema'. "IFFI is to do with serious cinema. The highest level of people in the film fraternity have felt that the...
  • Rajinikanth to inaugurate International Film Festival of India? 07-10-2013 11:42 AM

    Panaji: Superstar Rajinikanth has been invited to be the chief guest for the inaugural function of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held here in November, an organiser said Monday. Vishnu Wagh, vice chairperson of the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), a state agency which coordinates the logistics...
  • BJP promoting alcohol during IFFI: Women's group 22-11-2012 11:46 AM

    Panaji: The BJP is more keen on promoting alcohol than the Congress party in the state, women's rights activists alleged here Wednesday, criticising the ruling party's decision to allow more alcohol vendors during the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Bailancho Saad, a leading women's rights group, would be...
  • IFFI: Akshay Kumar owes his happiness to cinema 21-11-2012 10:44 AM

    Panaji: The 43rd International Film Festival of India took off to a grand start today with Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar inaugurating the cinematic extravaganza that celebrates the 100 years of Indian cinema over the next 10 days. Recalling his early connection to cinema and how his family skipped meals to...
  • IFFI celebrates Asian spiritualism through cinema 21-11-2012 10:28 AM

    Panaji: A new section celebrating Asian spiritualism through cinema has been launched with the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that got off to a rousing start here Tuesday. Films like 'The Buddha, Light of Asia', 'Samsara', 'Mystic Iran: The Unseen World', 'The Burmese Harp' and 'The Great Pilgrim'...
  • IFFI: Goa's entry 'Digant' expects maximum eyeballs 20-11-2012 03:57 PM

    Panaji: 'Digant', a Konkani movie about the lives of the nomadic 'Gowli' community here, is Goa's only entry for the 43rd edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) and is expected to grab maximum eyeballs. The film, to be screened in the Indian Panorama section of IFFI 2012, focuses...
  • IFFI: Zanussi to get lifetime achievement award 20-11-2012 11:51 AM

    Panaji: Polish filmmaker Krysztof Zanussi will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), festival organisers said Monday. A spokesperson for the IFFI organisers said that the 73-year-old Zanussi, who is at present a professor of European films at an institute in...
  • IFFI: Jahnu Barua's film to open Indian Panorama 20-11-2012 11:38 AM

    Guwahati: Assamese filmmaker Jahnu Barua's 'Baandhon' will open the Indian panorama section at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2012, starting Nov 20 in Goa. The feature film is also expected to turn the wheels of fortune of the Assamese film industry, which was going through a difficult phase...
  • IFFI 2012: Over 160 films to be screened 20-11-2012 11:23 AM

    Panaji: Over 160 films from over 70 different countries will be screened at the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which rolls out the red carpet along the banks of the beautiful Mandovi river, Tuesday. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar will inaugurate the festival Tuesday evening, which is being held...
  • IFFI 2012: Akshay Kumar to inaugurate the festival 20-11-2012 11:02 AM

    Panaji: The 43rd edition of IFFI will kickstart today with Akshay Kumar flagging off the cinematic extravaganza that will showcase 100-year-old journey of Indian cinema besides screening of nationally and internationally acclaimed movies. 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist', a book adaptation of Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid's celebrated novel of the same name,...
  • Fully restored 'Garm Hava' to be screened at IFFI 19-11-2012 05:10 PM

    New Delhi: Film buffs have a good reason to celebrate Partition-themed 'Garm Hava', considered a milestone in Indian cinema, has been fully restored and will be screened at the upcoming International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. The 1973 Hindi-Urdu classic, directed by M S Sathyu, based on an...
  • Special homage to Yash Chopra at 43rd IFFI 23-10-2012 06:04 PM

    Panaji: The 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will pay special homage to Bollywood director Yash Chopra, who died Sunday. Manoj Srivastava, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Entertainment Society of Goa, which co-organises the festival, said Tuesday a cinematic tribute to the filmmaker was on the cards. "The...
  • 'Another Planet' wins IFFI Short Film award 02-12-2011 11:45 AM

    Panaji: A short film by UK-based producer Jamie Nuttgens about child poverty in India today won the coveted Golden Lamp Award in the Short Film Section of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2011 here. 'Another Planet', directed by Smita Bhide, was adjudged the best film in the international competition...