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Embrace the Magic of IFFI 54: Media Delegates Invited to Register

Newdelhi:11/10/23:The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is proud to announce the opening of media delegate registrations for the 54th edition of IFFI, scheduled to be held from November 20 to 28, 2023, in the state of Goa. The festival promises to be an extravaganza, showcasing the finest in contemporary and classic cinema from India and around the world.

Media delegates at IFFI 54 will have the privilege of being among some of the world’s best filmmakers, actors, technicians, critics, academicians, and fellow film enthusiasts, all congregating in the picturesque state of Goa.

To become a media delegate, you must have completed 21 years of age as of January 1, 2023, and belong to a Print, Electronic, Digital, or Online Media organization. Freelance journalists who meet the age criterion are also encouraged to register. The registration process is straightforward and can be completed online at https://my.iffigoa.org/extranet/media/

Information and communication play a pivotal role in making IFFI a resounding success, fostering a culture of cinema appreciation, and nurturing a genuine love for the art of filmmaking. Along with the invitation to media delegates to register for and attend the festival comes an invitation to embrace the professional privilege of contributing to the celebration of IFFI, using the power of the media

The sheer joy of cinema and the captivating stories woven by these films, each offering a unique glimpse into the lives, dreams, aspirations, and struggles of their creators will be on full display at IFFI 54. The celebration of films will not be limited to the screens but also beyond, with an array of masterclasses, panel discussions, seminars, and conversations that define the essence of IFFI and other great film festivals.

For any doubts during the registration process, please refer to the guidelines provided here (https://static.pib.gov.in/WriteReadData/specificdocs/documents/2023/oct/doc20231011259501.pdf) and in the registration link. For any further assistance, kindly contact PIB via email at pib-goa[at]gov[dot]in or by phone at +91-832-2956418. The phone line will be active between 10 AM and 6 PM IST on all working days.

The deadline for registration is set at 11:59:59 PM (Indian Standard Time) on November 18, 2023.

Press Information Bureau will decide the number of accreditations to be handed out to each media organization based on factors such as the media outlet’s periodicity, size (circulation, audience, reach), focus on cinema, and the expected media coverage of IFFI.

About IFFI:

Founded in 1952, the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) stands as one of Asia’s premier film festivals. Since its inception, IFFI has aimed to celebrate films, their captivating stories, and the talented individuals behind them. The festival seeks to promote and spread a deep appreciation and love for films, build bridges of understanding and camaraderie among people, and inspire them to reach new heights of individual and collective excellence.

IFFI is organized annually by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, in collaboration with the Entertainment Society of Goa, Government of Goa, the host state. While the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had generally been spearheading the festival, consequent to the merger of film media units with the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), NFDC has taken over the conduct of the festival. For the latest updates on the 54th IFFI, visit the festival website at www.iffigoa.org and follow IFFI on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as the social media handles of PIB Goa.

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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