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51st International Film Festival of India to begin today in Goa

Newdelhi:16/1/21:The 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is scheduled to open  at 3PM today.  All preparations are complete for IFFI. The opening ceremony will be held in the presence of Minister of Information and Broadcasting Shri Prakash Javadekar and Chief Minister of Goa Dr Pramod Sawant. IFFI is considered as a platform to project various dimensions of excellence in film art.

Like every year the city of Panaji is celebrating 51st edition of IFFI.All preparations are done for  IFFI which is Asia’s first international film festival.This year IFFI is being organised in hybrid manner because of Covid19 pandemic.Delegates will have an option to participate in physical as well as virtual mode. More than 200 films are lined up. Italian cinematographer Mr Vittorio Storaro will be honoured with lifetime achievement award.For this year Bangladesh will be the country of focus.

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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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