INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA

  • 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 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...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to open IFFI 2014, Rajinikanth to receive centenary award November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Two legends of Indian cinema - megastar Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Rajinikanth - will share the dais at the opening ceremony of the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held at Goa Nov 20-30. Newly-inducted Minister of State, Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Tuesday announced...
  • 12 Chinese films to be screened at the International Film Festival of India, Goa November 1, 2014

    Panaji: About 12 Chinese films will be showcased during the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), as China is the focus country during the event to be held here from November 20-30. "There will be very important and profound films from China to be showcased this year... about twelve films or...
  • 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...
  • Films in Indian Panorama for this year's IFFI announced October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: National-award winning movie 'Yellow' and Rajat Kapoor's 'Ankhon Delhi' were today named in the Indian Panorama for this year's International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which is scheduled to take place in Goa from next month. Critic Utpal Borpujari's English-Nagamese documentary 'Songs of the Blue Hills' has...
  • Waheeda Rehman in conversation with Sagarika Ghose November 23, 2013

    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 November 23, 2013

    On the day when the Goa police lodged an FIR against Tehelka editorinchief 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 edition...
  • 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). ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Film Bazaar in Goa to unveil South Asian stories November 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Film Bazaar, the National Film Development Corporation's coproduction 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 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...
  • KR Manoj: Jury's politics reflect in film selection October 18, 2013

    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 not...
  • Rajinikanth may miss 44th IFFI inauguration due to health issues October 10, 2013

    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 about...
  • No 'popular cinema' to be screened at IFFI this year October 9, 2013

    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 festival...
  • Rajinikanth to inaugurate International Film Festival of India? October 7, 2013

    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 of...
  • 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' wins Centenary Award December 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Wellknown filmmaker Mira Nair's films have always graced many prestigious award functions and her latest offering 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' continues to add to the glory. The film has been awarded the first Centenary Award at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), recently held in Goa. 'The Reluctant...
  • 'Anhey Ghore Da Daan' wins best film award at IFFI December 1, 2012

    Panaji: Punjabi film 'Anhey Ghore Da Daan' (Alms For A Blind Horse) won the Golden Peacock award for best film at the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here Friday. The National Film Development Corporation movie (NFDC), adapted from a novel by Gurdial Singh and directed by Gurvinder Singh, was...
  • Paoli Dam to set Goa's Konkani cinema on fire November 30, 2012

    Panaji: Goa's Konkani cinema is about to get red hot. After scorching the silver screen with a barebacked performance in 'Hate Story', Bengali bombshell Paoli Dam will act in a film directed by upandcoming Goan director Laxmikant Shetgaonkar, says the actress. "I am in Laxmikant Shetgaonkar's next film. We discussed the...
  • It's time to make a Hindi film now: Ashok Amritraj November 29, 2012

    Panaji: Having produced over a 100 Hollywood films but only one Indian project in his career spanning three decades, Indian American filmmaker Ashok Amritraj feels it is high time he takes up another Hindi film. Amritraj's only production in his native country was 1998 Tamil romantic drama 'Jeans', starring Aishwarya Rai,...
  • Facepalm! IFFI director's laptop stolen by delegate November 27, 2012

    Panaji: Police have arrested a film festival delegate from Kerala for stealing a laptop belonging to the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) director Shankar Mohan. Superintendent of Police (North) Vijay Singh told reporters here that a delegate from Kerala MK Venu had stolen the laptop from Menon's cabin where there...
  • Bollywood knows its formula best: Turkish director November 26, 2012

    Panaji: Members of the delegation from Turkey who have come down here for the International Film Festival of India are quite impressed with Bollywood movies and even the audience here. "The expressions and feelings in Bollywood films are so much personal. Somehow Bollywood knows the best formula....
  • BJP promoting alcohol during IFFI: Women's group November 22, 2012

    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 protesting...
  • IFFI: Akshay Kumar owes his happiness to cinema November 21, 2012

    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 buy...
  • IFFI celebrates Asian spiritualism through cinema November 21, 2012

    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 November 20, 2012

    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...