International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has evolved into a major forum for cinema across the world. Started in 1952, IFFI has established itself amongst the most important film events across the globe. 50th edition of IFFI, the Grand Golden Jubilee, was celebrated in Goa from 20th 28th November, 2019.
The Festival is organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, in collaboration with the State Government of Goa and the Indian Film Industry. The Festival is recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF).
The International Film Festival of India has become a landmark destination for established as well as young makers and directors from around the world. Continuing with the incredible legacy, IFFI provides an excellent opportunity for the filmmakers and film lovers to participate, watch, appreciate and learn the art of film making in a sylvan surrounding and a relaxed creative environment. It also provides great platform for networking with some of the best industry professionals from India and abroad. Some of the international guests who attended IFFI, Goa in 2019 were acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike, renowned French actress Isabelle Huppert, Russian actor Gleb Bochkov and many others.
‘Despite The Fog’ directed by Goran Paskaljevic was the Opening film, ‘Marghe And Her Mother’, directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf was the closing film and ‘Traumfabrik’ directed by Martin Schreier was the Mid Fest film at IFFI, 2019.