46th IFFI Opens Today, Will Showcase Films From 89 Nations

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46th IFFI Opens Today, Will Showcase Films From 89 Nations

Union Secretary for Information and Broadcasting, Sunil Arora, is confident of organising a smooth IFFI in Goa.


Panaji:  The 46th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is all set to open today with a motley of spectacular films from across the world and global celebrities marking their presence at the popular festival.

The ten-day festival to begin in Panaji from November 20, will have a stellar line up of world cinema and participation from national and international dignitaries, an official release issued by IFFI said.

Noted national and international film personalities like filmmakers Shekhar Kapur, Shyam Benegal, Kaushik Ganguli, Matthew Brown, producer- director Pablo Trapero, Alejandro Amenabar, Tom Hooper, Carlos Saura, Michael Radford, Jeon Kyu-Hwan, actors Anil Kapoor, Dev Patel, Julia Jentsch, music director AR Rahman will attend the festival.

Country's annual biggest film fest will screen 187 movies in World Cinema section, while 47 films will be shown in the Indian Panorama section.

The International Competition will have 15 entries from across the globe, including countries like Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Colombia, France, Germany, Iceland to name a few.

Anil Kapoor will preside over the opening ceremony as the chief guest, while music maestro AR Rahman will be the chief guest at the closing ceremony of the mega event.

Matthew Brown's "The Man Who Knew Infinity" is the opening film of the festival, while world's third Sanskrit film "Priyamanasam" will open the Indian Panorama section.

Argentina's Oscar entry and this year's biggest Argentinean box office hit "The Clan (El Clan)" will be the closing film.

Academy Award winner director Tom Hooper's movie "The Danish Girl" will be the mid fest film of the festival.

Spain is the Focus Country at the IFFI-2015.

The 46th edition of the festival in collaboration with International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT), Paris and UNESCO will award the 'ICFT- UNESCO Fellini Prize' to a film.


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