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International Film Festival of India : IFFI GOA
The 40th International Film Festival is being organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in collaboration with the Government of Goa, and the Indian Film Industry.
The Directorate of Film Festivals organizes International and National Film Festivals within the country, facilitate India's participation in Film Festivals abroad, arrange programmes of foreign films in India and Indian films abroad, under bi-lateral exchange agreements, and conducts the National Film Awards. As a vehicle of cultural exchange, DFF promotes international friendship, provides access to new trends in world cinema, generates healthy competition and, in the process, helps to improve the standards of Indian Cinema.
The festival programme is divided into 4 sections:
Non Film Programmes
Film Bazaar and Short Film Center
The Film Programming is the core of the festival and screens nearly 300 films during the period of 11 days across 10 Auditoria and 3 preview rooms in the cities of Panaji and Margao in Goa.
The most popular sections in the film programming include competitions for feature films from Asia, Africa, Latin America, Cinema of the World, Tributes, Homages, Retrospectives, Country Focus, Indian Panorama and specially curated sections.
Non film programming includes a range of seminars, symposia, debates, product and service presentation, pitching sessions etc.
Film Bazar conducts scripting workshops, home production forums etc. and Short Film Center apart from having the International competition for Shorts and Documentaries below 30 minutes also organises another competition of shorts and documentaries on environmental issues. The award money for both the competition sections is USD 26000.
The Short Film Center is a business platform which serves the interests of film producers, actors, cinematographers, sound recordists, funding agencies, film festival programmers at the festival. A total of nearly 500 films are likely to be registered at the Short Film Center.
Cultural Programmes – The festival conducts a special festival fair at the Corniche between Old GMC and Kala Academy. This fair is organised by the picturesque River Mandovi between 23rd November to 3rd December 2009. The fair presents glimpses into the life and culture of Goa and an opportunity for festival delegates and local population to celebrate this festival of Cinema.