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Venue gearing up for the inaugural ceremony of Golden Jubilee edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2019), in Panaji, Goa on November 19, 2019.
Venue gearing up for the inaugural ceremony of Golden Jubilee edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2019), in Panaji, Goa on November 19, 2019.

IFFI 2019 to begin in Goa tomorrow

Newdelhi:19/11/1(:The International Film festival of India, IFFI, starts in Goa tomorrow.

Panjim is set to witness a glowing opening ceremony of the 50th edition of IFFI. It will showcase remarkable films from across the globe for over ten thousand delegates.

Apart from this, the festival will host Masterclasses and In conversation sessions by the best in the field of cinematic arts.

More than 30 Masterclasses and In Conversation sessions will acquaint delegates with the nuances of cinema at the 50th IFFI. This is the first time that such a high number of these sessions will be held.

The festival will see sessions on all the traditional aspects of cinema like Acting, Direction, and editing. Sessions on Music and Dance are also expected to draw large crowds.

IFFI Lifetime Achievement award winner, French actor Isabelle Huppert will be conducting a masterclass entitled The Actor’s Connect.

Bengali stalwart Prosenjit Chatterjee will show audiences the Nuances of Acting. He has over three decades of experience in the field, with films like Choker Bali to his name.

Multilingual actresses from the South, Rashmika Mandanna and Nithya Menon will also share their experiences. During Conversation, they will talk about being cast as a “Leading Actress”. The Art of Visual Effects” promises to be an exciting Masterclass by V. Srinivas Mohan- a National award winner in the field.

The Musical Maestro, a masterclass with the legendary composer Ilayaraja is also set to enthral audiences. The prolific composer has scored over a thousand films!  Japanese director Takashi Miike will also share where he gets his offbeat ideas during the In-Conversation session.

It is aptly called The Legendary Filmmaker. He is well known for violent films like Audition.  Equally apt is the session, The Hit Machine, with director Rohit Shetty.

The filmmaker has made commercially successful masala films like Golmaal and Singham. The Masterclasses and In Conversation sessions will truly be the silver lining at the Golden IFFI.

About Ashok Palit

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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