IFFI 53 Highlights: 280 films, 9 Countries…

By Pickle  November 21, 2022
IFFI 53 Highlights: 280 films, 9 Countries…, Pickle Media
  • The nine-day festival featuring 280 films from 79 countries opened with the Austrian film ‘Alma and Oskar’, directed by Dieter Berner, director Krzysztof Zanussi’s ‘Perfect Number’ will be the closing film.
  • France is the ‘Spotlight’ country this year and eight films will be screened under the ‘Country Focus’ package.
  • As many as 25 feature films and 19 non-feature films from India will be showcased in the ‘Indian Panorama’ section,while 183 films will be a part of the international section.
  • Ajay Devgn, Paresh Rawal, Manoj Bajpayee, Kartik Aaryan, Suniel Shetty, Varun Dhawan, Sara Ali Khan and Mrunal Thakur among others attended the opening ceremony of the 53rd IFFI.
  • The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) in collaboration with Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) is organising the nine-day event, which will end on November 28.
  • The second edition of 75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow, an initiative by the Ministry of Broadcasting and Information, is another attraction this year.
  • 23 Masterclasses and In Conversation sessions with eminent filmmakers and actors, exciting week begins at IFFI.
  • There will be a masterclass in screenwriting by V. Vijayendra Prasad, on editing by A. Sreekar Prasad while Anupam Kher will conduct a masterclass in acting. The ‘In-conversation’ sessions will feature Asha Parekh, Prasoon Joshi, Aanand L. Rai, R. Balki and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

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