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Steering Committee deliberates roadmap for 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI)

53rd IFFI is scheduled to be held during 20-28 November 2022 at Goa to celebrate the joy of cinema, the updates can be followed on the website www.iffigoa.org 

Newdelhi:8/7/22:The festival aims at providing a common platform for filmmakers from across the globe to showcase their talent and put forth the excellence of cinema from all over. Bringing together film cultures, the festival allows the understanding of various social and cultural ethos and appreciation of world cinema. The festival is conducted jointly by the Directorate of Film Festivals (under the Ministry of Information and BroadcastingGovernment of India) and the state Government of Goa.

To provide a common platform for the cinemas of the world to project the excellence of film art, IFFI celebrates some of the finest cinematic works every year from India and around the world. A steering committee for the 53rd International Film Festival of India has been formed to conduct this year with the below-mentioned.

The function of the Steering Committee is to support the Ministry to finalize the IFFI programming which includes finalizing various sections of the IFFI program, Master Classes, and Workshops, and cultural components.

The Steering Committee deliberated over various components of IFFI and discussed ways to enhance collaborations with international filmmakers, participation in regional cinema, giving a platform to young filmmakers as well as showcase new trends in cinema along with emerging technology that enhances the experience of cinema lovers. The Steering Committee will hold several meetings in the run-up to IFFI and ideate content curation and explore partnerships. Union Minister Sh Anurag Singh Thakur said that his vision for IFFI is to work closely with the film fraternity of Indian Cinema and use their expertise as well as understanding to take the 53rd IFFI to the next level. He said that IFFI is a festival that aims to promote the business of cinema for the benefit of the film industry by providing collaborations and networking to boost the ‘creative economy’ of India. He added that the creative economy has the potential and talent to create new entrepreneurs in the M&E sector which will help transform India into a content and post-production hub for the world.

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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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