51st Edition Of IFFI To Commemorate The Finest Cinematic Works From Across The World!

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51st Edition Of IFFI To Commemorate The Finest Cinematic Works From Across The World!

The 51st Edition of Asia’s oldest and India’s biggest festival, The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is set to be held in Goa from 16th January to 24th January 2021.

IFFI aims at providing a common platform for the cinemas of the world to project the cinematic excellence and the art o. Every year IFFI celebrates some of the finest cinematic works and showcases a bouquet of best films from India and around the world.

Key Highlights #IFFI51

● The festival will premier Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘Another Round’ as the opening film. The historical drama ‘Wife of a Spy’ by Kiyoshi Kurosawa will bring the 51st IFFI to a close. The festival will also witness the World Premiere of ‘Mehrunisa’.

● International Jury:

Pablo Cesar (Argentina), Prasanna Vithanage (Sri Lanka), Abu Bakr Shawky (Austria), Priyadarshan (India) and Rubaiyat Hossain (Bangladesh)

● A selection of 23 feature and 20 non-feature films will be showcased in the Indian Panorama section of the 51st IFFI

Ø Feature Films

1. Bridge

2. Avijatrik

3. Brahma Jane Gopon Kommoti

4. A Dog And His Man

5. Up Up & Up

6. Aavartan

7. Saand Ki Aankh

8. Pinki Elli?

9. Safe

10. Trance

11. Kettiyolaanu Ente Malakha

12. Thahira

13. Eigi Kona

14. June

15. Prawaas

16. Karkhanisanchi Waari

17. Kalira Atita

18. Namo

19. Thaen

20. Gatham

21. Asuran

22. Kappela

23. Chhichhore

Ø Non Feature Films

1. 100 Years Of Chrysotom – A Biographical Film

2. Ahimsa- Gandhi: The Power Of The Powerless

3. Catdog

4. Drama Queens

5. Green Blackberries

6. Highways Of Life

7. Holy Rights

8. In Our World

9. Investing Life

10. Jaadoo

11. Jhat Aayi Basant

12. Justice Delayed But Delivered

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13. Khisa

14. Oru Paathiraa Swapnam Pole

15. Paanchika

16. Pandhara Chivda

17. Radha

18. Shantabai

19. Still Alive

20. The 14th February & Beyond

● 15 acclaimed films will compete for the Golden Peacock award at IFFI’s International Competition section

1. The Domain by Tiago Guedes(Portugal)

2. Into The Darkness by Anders Refn(Denmark)

3. February by Kamen Kalev(Bulgaria, France)

4. My Best Part by Nicolas Maury(France)

5. I Never Cry by Piotr Domalewski(Poland, Ireland)

6. La Veronica by Leonardo Medel(Chile)

7. Light For The Youth by Shin Su-won(South Korea)

8. Red Moon Tide by Lois Patiño(Spain)

9. Dream About Sohrab by Ali Ghavitan(Iran)

10. The Dogs Didn’t Sleep Last Night by Ramin Rasouli(Afghanistan, Iran)

11. The Silent Forest by KO Chen-Nien(Taiwan)

12. The Forgotten by Daria Onyshchenko(Ukraine, Switzerland)

13. Bridge by Kripal Kalita(India)

14. A Dog And His Man by Siddharth Tripathy(India)

15. Thaen by Ganesh Vinayakan(India)

● 6 Iconic Marathi films to be screened under Indian Panorama

1. June (Feature)

2. Prawaas (Feature)

3. Karkhanisanchi Waar (Feature)

4. Khisa (Non-Feature)

5. Pandhara Chivda (Non-Feature)

6. Still Alive (Non-Feature)

● 9 Riveting South Indian films selected for Indian Panorama

1. Safe (Feature)

2. Trance (Feature)

3. Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha (Feature)

4. Thahira (Feature)

5. Thaen (Feature)

6. Gatham (Feature)

7. Asuran (Mainstream Cinema)

8. Kappela (Mainstream Cinema)

9. Oru Paathiraa Swapnam Pole (Non Feature)

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.

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