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51st IFFI announces line-up of programmes for OTT Platform

New Delhi;10/1/21:The 51st Edition of Asia’s oldest and India’s biggest festival, The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which is to be held in Goa from 16th January to 24th January 2021, has announced a line-up of programmes that will be showcased on the OTT platform during the festival.

Taking into account the ongoing Pandemic, the International Film Festival of India is holding its first-ever ‘hybrid’ Film festival. This year IFFI will organize a few of its events on the OTT platform for its audience.

Key highlights:

  • Retrospective films

a. Pedro Almodóvar

Live Flesh | Bad Education | Volver

b. Ruben Östlund

The Square | Force Majeure

  • Masterclasses

Mr. Shekhar Kapur, Mr. Priyadarshan, Mr. Perry Lang, Mr. Subhash Ghai, Tanvir Mokammel

  • In-conversation sessions

Mr Ricky Kej, Mr Rahul Rawail, Mr Madhur Bhandarkar, Mr Pablo Cesar, Mr Abu Bakr Shawky, Mr Prasoon Joshi, Mr John Mathew Matthan, Ms. Anjali Menon,  Mr. Aditya Dhar, Mr. Prasanna Vithanage, Mr. Hariharan, Mr. Vikram Ghosh, Ms. Anupama Chopra, Mr. Sunil Doshi, Mr. Dominic Sangma, Mr. Sunit Tandon

  • Few world panorama films on the OTT platform
  • Opening and closing ceremony live telecast
  • Q&A sessions
  • Film appreciation sessions

FTII by Prof. Mazhar Kamran, Prof. Madhu Apsara, Prof.Pankaj Saxena

  • Mid fest film – World premiere

Mehrunisa

IFFI Websitehttps://iffigoa.org/

IFFI social media handles:

● Instagram – https://instagram.com/iffigoa?igshid=1t51o4714uzle

● Twitter – https://twitter.com/iffigoa?s=21

https://twitter.com/PIB_panaji

● Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/IFFIGoa/

About IFFI:

The International Film Festival of India (IFFI), founded in 1952, is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. Held annually, currently, in the state of Goa, the festival aims at providing a common platform for the cinemas of the world to project the excellence of the film art; contributing to the understanding and appreciation of film cultures of different nations in the context of their social and cultural ethos; and promoting friendship and cooperation among people of the world. The festival is conducted jointly by the Directorate of Film Festivals (under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting) and the state Government of Goa.

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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