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5 Reasons why you should not miss IFFI 2018

Newdelhi:5/11/18:The International Film Festival of India 2018 is less than a month away and this year’s Steering Committee is being spearheaded by big names like Karan Johar, Subhash Ghai and Siddharth Roy Kapur to name a few. Each year, IFFI brings something new to the table and one can only expect this film festival to be bigger and better this edition.

So here are 5 reasons why you shouldn’t miss out on this year’s festival.

  1. Enjoy New Film Sections Introduced for the first time

IFFI 2018 aims at showcasing cinematic talent for you to see, with a brand-new range of Film Sections like Talent Hub, State Focus, Sketch on Screen, World Panorama, Retrospective of the Masters and a special section dedicated to the Khelo India Campaign , this years festival promises to be a new experience in cinema.

Spanning across 9 days, this year’s IFFI will feature films from over 65 countries. Each year a particular country is given focus at the festival to encourage cultural exchange and promote the friendly bond that exists between India and them. This year’s country of focus is Israel, and be sure to expect a vast array of films that depict its rich culture.

Don’t miss your chance to watch the awarding winning films that have been showcased in famous film festivals around the world such as Cannes, Toronto International Film Festival and the Oscars. In addition to these, you also get to witness Film Premieres of critically acclaimed films such as Beyond The Clouds, Murder on Orient Express, 120 Beats per Minute, Village Rockstars etc which have been screened in the past years.


  1. Attend Star Studded Red Carpet Events

Register to be a delegate of IFFI 2018 and witness the star studded red carpet that has been graced by famous celebrities from India and around the world  like Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Susan Sarandon, Raj Kumar Rao, Radhika Apte, Michelle Yeoh, Anupam Kher, Rajikanth, Dev Patel, A.R. Rahman and the late Sri Devi to name a few.

While the Inaugural and Closing ceremonies are an invite-only affair, as a festival delegate, you get to enjoy so much more. Get an opportunity to spectate the grand Red Carpet Celebrity Appearances and interactions with your favorite celebrities, here at IFFI 2018.


  1. Interact with the Masters of the Industry

Attend specially curated masterclasses given experts in different fields such as directors, cinematographers, sound editors etc. In the previous years, famous filmmakers like Subhash Ghai, Nitish Tiwari, the team of the movie Dangal and Oscar winning sound mixer Craig Mann have delivered enriching and valuable masterclasses that left the auditoriums jam packed.


  1. Participate in Panel Discussions & Workshops

You can also be a part of panel discussions on various topics like Children’s films in Indian Cinema or the Power of Storytelling and Digital Space by authors like Amish Tripathi and filmmakers such as Shekhar Kapur and Nishikant Kamat. Interact with directors and artists like Ekta Kapoor, Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt and other big wigs of the industry during workshops and interactive sessions where they talk about their experiences and give advice to budding actors and filmmakers.


  1. Revel in the Goan atmosphere

Goa is a land where there’s a burst of life and culture in every corner and is sure to leave you absolutely content and wishing for more. Goa, which has been hosting the International Film Festival of India since 2004, is all set to celebrate its 49th edition this November from the 20th to 28th. It  is a festival that embodies the spirit of movies from all genres of society and there is definitely something for everyone here.

Furthermore, the Goan atmosphere brings its own charm to this already energetic, colorful and effervescent festival, thereby enhancing your regular experience of IFFI.


How to become an IFFI 2018 Delegate

All you have to do to register as a delegate is click here  and then sign into your account or create a new one. Click on the option ‘Delegate’ and fill out your form. You shall get a confirmation email soon thereafter.

If you’re a student above the age of 18 and are studying in a Film or Mass communication Institute, you can register to be a delegate for free as IFFI would life to make the festival accessible to all.

Registrations will be closing soon, so hurry up and don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience cinematic masterpieces along with the sun sea and sand only at IFFI 2018.


About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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