IFFI to pay tribute to Shashi Kapoor, Sridevi and Vinod Khanna
The 49th edition of the International Film Festival of India will pay tribute to late actors Shashi Kapoor, Sridevi and Vinod Khanna, while the cinema of Israel will be in focus at the event among other events. Registrations for IFFI have also opened. Café finds out more
“The 49th International Film Festival of India, Goa (IFFI) will pay tribute to late Shashi Kapoor and late Sridevi in the homage section. There will also be tributes to late Vinod Khanna in a special retro section. Six to seven films on sports will be screened, in the special sports section this year,”said vice chairperson of IFFI co-organising body, the Entertainment Society of Goa, Rajendra Talak at a press conference held in Panjim.
“This year, Israel has been finalised as the focus-country and six-seven films will be screened in this section. Films from 64 countries have confirmed their participation for the 49th IFFI,” Talak added. The official said a special section dedicated to the Kapoor clan, from Prithviraj Kapoor to Ranbir Kapoor, will also be a part of the festival this year. “The section will be inaugurated by one of the Kapoors,” Talak said. The 49th edition of the IFFI will be held from November 20 to 28, 2018. The opening and closing ceremony of the 48th International Film festival of India will be held on November 20 and November 28 respectively at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium. The opening film will be screened at Kala Academy. The event, the biggest government-organised film festival in the country, is organised by the ESG in association with the Directorate of Film Festivals. “IFFI 2018 delegate registrations has started for all cine enthusiasts and professionals on payment of Rs 1000 and students will be registered free. All applications of delegates who are registered with IFFI for the last 2 years will be approved within 24 hours and new applications will be approved within 48hours,” added Talak. Website for registration: www.iffigoa.org The press briefing was addressed by Talak, Sachin Chate (Executive Council and General Body member, ESG) andShiva Baba Naik ( Executive Council & General Body member, ESG ). “Bhupal Ramnathkar has been appointed as a design consultant who has offered honorary service to assist Entertainment Society of Goa for décor finalisation and during execution of the work for the 49th IFFI,” said Sachin Chate while adding that they are looking at celebrating the future of cinema at IFFI and that all works related to the 49th IFFI are in progress as per schedule.
BIOSCOPE, which was very successful last year, will be organised this year during 49th IFFI at SAG Ground and will open for delegates, non delegates and children.
THEATRES will consist of 4 inflated theatres, for children’s cinema, Marathi cinema and Indian cinema. All theatres will have 5.1 sound systems and a seating capacity of 150 seats each.
SKILL STUDIO at the centre of the campus would be a studio that gives the youth glimpse into the opportunity of developing skills for a career in the film industry. We will invite stalwarts of the film industry and film institute’s to bring to our young audiences the excitement of careers in films in the various technical aspects that go into film making. This will be a great platform for the film enthusiasts and aspiring film makers to understand the different career opportunities within the film industry.
KATTA will take place from November 21 to 27, every evening, between 7:30 to 8:30pm. There will be an interview session with a film celebrity by a renowned film journalist at the Katta followed by public interaction.
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES will includespecial screenings of children’s films on holidays and AR/VR activities.
PROGRAMS will take place in a performing area with live music and international DJ playing after 9.00 pm and an exclusive zone in the village for F&B and handicraft stalls, AR/VR games for people of all ages.
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