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IFFI GOA 51: chronicles of the 51st edition 16-24 January, 2021

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By Siraj Syed, our Indian corrrespondent.

IFFI 51, 51: My ‘golden peacock’ moment and the denial of recognition to IFFI Veterans

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IFFI 51, 51: My ‘golden peacock’ moment and the denial of recognition to IFFI Veterans It’s not the real thing, only a memento. Nevertheless it is not the lesser for me, in terms of value. How did I come about getting a replica of the much coveted Golden Peacock, which is the main prize at the International Film Festival of India? I was not part of any film shown at IFFI, nor had I contributed in any way, other than writing 51 articles on IFFI 51, attending some 30 film sho...
 

 

IFFI 51, 50: Ramin Rasouli’s The Dogs Didn't Sleep Last Night is based on four true stories

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IFFI 51, 50: Ramin Rasouli’s The Dogs Didn't Sleep Last Night is based on four true stories “The Dogs Didn't Sleep Last Night tells the story of four different lives, driven by different emotions, each person having struggles which are different, yet intertwined. There are many stories around us, both good and bad. I found four stories, and put them together for this movie.”  Director Ramin Rasouli was speaking about his IFFI 51 Film, which he says is based on t...
 

 

IFII 51, 49: Avijatrik, a sequel to Satyajit Ray’s Apur Sansar

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IFII 51, 49: Avijatrik, a sequel to Satyajit Ray’s Apur Sansar In an edition where the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) pays tribute to legendary film-maker Satyajit Ray, there was a fitting entry in the Indian Panorama Feature Film section of the festival, which builds on his rich cinematic contribution. Avijatrik, a sequel to Ray’s The Apu Trilogy, often cited as the three greatest films in Indian film history. The trilogy comprises the Bengali films Pather Panchali ...
 

 

IFFI 51, 48: Prawaas exhorts people to embrace minimalism

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IFFI 51, 48: Prawaas exhorts people to embrace minimalism “Earlier, we used to regard the whole world as one family: Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. But now, even the family is not regarded as family. We have to stop running the rat race; we have to stay happy and realise that we can be happy only by helping others.” This is the heartfelt message conveyed by Shashank Udapurkar, Director of the Marathi film Prawaas, which has been screened at the 51st International Film Festival of India, i...
 

 

IFFI 51, 47: Is digital detox An Impossible Project?

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IFFI 51, 47: Is digital detox An Impossible Project? Put down your phones. Have a digital detox. This is the seemingly impossible invocation made by an IFFI 51 German film, featured under International Cinema, at the 51st International Film Festival of India, being held in Goa. Yes, it may be An impossible Project, as the film title suggests, especially in a world where each second, every sphere of life is influenced by digital technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things. Gi...
 

 

IFFI 51, 46: 14th February and Beyond--The flip-side of Valentine’s Day

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IFFI 51, 46: 14th February and Beyond--The flip-side of Valentine’s Day Valentine's Day is tampering with the mental well-being of our society. This is the emphatic and unequivocal message given by The 14th February & Beyond, an IFFI 51 Indian Panorama Non Feature Film, in the words of Director Utpal Kalal. "The film explores the commercialised nature of this highly capitalised day". He was addressing a press conference at the 51st International Film Festival of India ...
 

 

IFFI 51, 45: Aavartan is an attempt to showcase kathak in the time of item dances

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IFFI 51, 45: Aavartan is an attempt to showcase kathak in the time of item dances Renuka, a disciple of Kathak maestro Bhawna Saraswati, begins to add a new dimension to the dance form she inherited from her. This puts Bhawna in a state of insecurity and identity crisis. Not knowing how to deal with her emotional self, she starts dejecting Renuka, making it painful for Renuka. Renowned Kathak Dancer Padma Shri Shovana Narayan has played the role of Bhawna Saraswati in the film Aavartan, whic...
 

 

IFFI 51, January 16-24, 44: Press Conference of Vera Moura and Joao Pedro Mamedi, stars of Moral Order

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IFFI 51, January 16-24, 44: Press Conference of Vera Moura and Joao Pedro Mamedi, stars of Moral Order Women tried to find their voice in society, facing existential struggles, in the early half of 20th century Europe. Providing a window into their lives is Mario Barroso’s Portuguese movie, Moral Order, which has had its World Premiere, in the World Panorama section of 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI), in Panaji, Goa. In 1918, Maria Adelaide Coelho, heiress and owner ...
 

 

 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 43: Malayalam film Thahira; struggles of a partially deaf woman and a visually impaired man

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 43: Malayalam film Thahira; struggles of a partially deaf woman and a visually impaired man “Thahira’s never-give-up attitude towards life helped in taking care of her sisters’ education and marriages. She also constructed a house with her hard-earned money, after her family lost everything due to her father's debts”. The Malayalam feature film ‘Thahira’, under IFFI 51 Indian Panorama Feature Film section, tells the story of a r...
 

 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 42: Investing in Life chronicles survival in unfavourable conditions

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 42: Investing in Life chronicles survival in unfavourable conditions “A film on survival of every living being in unfavorable situations like social boycott, road accidents and man-animal conflict.” This is how Vaishali Vasant Kendale, director of ‘Investing Life’, describes her 52-minute non-feature film, produced by Films Division, that was screened at the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI). In the post-screening press conference...
 

 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 41: The Domain spans several decades of Portuguese history

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 41: The Domain spans several decades of Portuguese history "The Domain (A Herdade) took about 10 years to make. Through the intimate view of a family, it shows a glimpse of the Portuguese society before and after the Carnation revolution that ended the dictatorship we were living in. It is a very special film for us, the makers. The movie portrays the reality of certain families which existed in South Portugal. The idea came from a very deep desire of producer Pau...
 

 

IFFI 51, 26-24 January, 40: Mehrunisa is an Austrian film on feudal India and a rebellious old actress

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IFFI 51, 26-24 January, 40: Mehrunisa is an Austrian film on feudal India and a rebellious old actress Mehrunisa screams loud against the male-dominated Indian film industry. In the film, the Umrao Jaan fame actress Farrukh Jaffar has played the role of an 80-year-old actress, who boldly tells the audience to follow their dreams, and that age doesn't matter 'Mehrunisa', the Austrian film in Hindi (Urdu really) language and the Mid-Fest Film at the 51st International Film Festival...
 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 39: Street artiste Shantabai, at 85, performs high-risk acts

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 39: Street artiste Shantabai, at 85, performs high-risk acts “Our film Shantabai explores the journey of street artiste Shantabai Pawar, who continues to perform even at 85 years of age, and thus helps keep the legacy of Dombari community, in Maharashtra, alive. It is a documentary film on a dying art form, from which the lead actor Shantabai makes a living in her real life as well”. Director Pratik Gupta said this, while addressing a press conference in Go...
 
 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 38: Pierre Filmon’s Long Time No See was realised after ten years, but took only five days to shoot

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 38: Pierre Filmon’s Long Time No See was realised after ten years, but took only five days to shoot They were meeting after nine long years of separation. They had eighty minutes to rewind their journey, re-evaluate their lives, to face their truth, regrets and memories. And, this is their last chance. In a nut-shell, the story of the French movie ‘Long Time No See (Entre Deux Trains)’ can be described like this. Directed  and scripted by Pierre...
 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 37: Acasa-The System and the eco-system

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 37: Acasa-The System and the eco-system “For 20 years, they, the family with nine children, lived in harmony amidst nature, in a place which was long-forgotten though it was close to the city. But fate had some other plans when the Romanian authorities initiated steps to award protection status to that area. My documentary Acasa – My Home portrays the journey of this family, who were forced to adopt city life after eviction from their cocoon in the wilderne...
 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 33: Holy Rights and a Muslim woman marriage priest

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 33: Holy Rights and a Muslim woman marriage priest “Holy Rights documents the movement against triple ‘talaaq’, it portrays Muslim women’s struggles to break free of patronising voices within the community as well as resist external forces against appropriating their movement to suit their own political agenda. Though the film talks about the Muslim community in particular, I believe it's an all-pervasive one, on the problem of exploitation ...
 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 36: Gandhi and the power of the powerless

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 36: Gandhi and the power of the powerless The IFFI 51 Indian Panorama Non Feature film 'Ahimsa - Gandhi: The Power of the Powerless' decodes the power of non-violence and why it remains relevant to this day. It brings to the fore the global impact of the Gandhian message of non-violence: how it inspired several world leaders, the Civil Rights Movement in the United States; the Solidarity Movement in Poland as well as Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid strugg...
 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 35: Encapsulating BanglaDesh’s Liberation War is Meghmallar

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 35: Encapsulating BanglaDesh’s Liberation War is Meghmallar “In Bangladesh, we call the 1971 Liberation War as the People’s War. My film Meghmallar is the story of a small-town family’s struggle during the war time.” – Bangladeshi Film Director Zahidur Rahim Anjan “This is not the story of one family, but of every family in the-then East Pakistan. Every family had a contribution in the Liberation War, the most important event ...
 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 34: Six hours to school; picking Prithviraj Das Gupta’s Green Blackberries

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 34: Six hours to school; picking Prithviraj Das Gupta’s Green Blackberries “They had to walk first, and then row the boat, and, later on, they will have to take some other vehicles to reach the school, which meant six hours of journey for them to get education. In the schools, we found out that there was only one room and each bench was a class. Yet, it was inspiring to meet the kids and adults with whatever knowledge they have, who knew the value of educat...
 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 32: June is the tale of a troubled boy and a mysterious woman

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 32: June is the tale of a troubled boy and a mysterious woman “Healing is Beautiful. Through our film, we want to show that if there is a part of you that's broken, if there is a part of you which needs healing, that process will happen. Be open and have a conversation.” This is the message conveyed by Directors Suhrud Godbole and Vaibhav Khisti of the Marathi film June, which has been screened in the Indian Panorama Feature Film section of the 51st edi...
 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 31: Yesterday’s past, and submerged villages, are the theme for Nila Madhab Panda’s Kalira Atita

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 31: Yesterday’s past and submerged villages are the theme for Nila Madhab Panda’s Kalira Atita “I have seen with my own eyes, how, over the years, the sea had engulfed three villages in Coastal Odisha. In my films, I am giving the reflection of what is the reality and what I have seen, not what people like to see. I don’t believe in balancing things when the reality is in front of me. In Kalira Atita, I have tried to capture the emotional impact...
 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 30: Indian première of We Still Have the Deep Black Night

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 30: Indian première of We Still Have the Deep Black Night Gustavo Galvao, Director of the film ‘We Still Have the Deep Black Night’, says that his movie is “a story of passion for music and art; and finding identity through music”.  He was addressing a press conference at the 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India. The film had its Indian Première at IFFI, in the Festival Kaleidoscope section of the festival....
 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 29: Martina Sakova’s Summer Rebels is told through the eyes of an 11 year-old boy

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 29: Martina Sakova’s Summer Rebels is told through the eyes of an 11 year-old boy An 11-year-old boy defies his mother and runs away from his home in Germany to Slovakia, in search of his grandfather, only to realise that his grandpa is not as friendly as he imagined him to be. Speaking about the adventures of this boy, Director Martina Sakova, of Summer Rebels, an IFFI 51 World Panorama film, said: "The story is told through the eyes of an 11-year old boy....
 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 28: Onkar Diwadkar’s Still Alive, a psycho-drama on suicide

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 28: Onkar Diwadkar’s Still Alive, a psycho-drama on suicide “My film tells the story of a young protagonist who reaches the verge of suicide, leading to a psychological realisation. The protagonist wants more to run away from her life situation, than she wants to commit suicide; but we cannot escape our situation, we need to go through our situation and overcome it, with the help of a realisation.” Director and Producer Onkar Diwadkar was sharing the ...
 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 27: “OTT is here to stay”: G.P. Vijayakumar

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 27: “OTT is here to stay”: G.P. Vijayakumar “There was a big opposition when OTT made its initial appearance citing that it will end theatrical releases and shut movie businesses. However, the traditional film industry, theatres and blockbuster movies will continue to stay despite OTT and TV channels being around. They only complement the entertainment business of cinema financially, making it more lucrative.  The viewership on OTT is ever increa...
 

 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 26: Past, Present and Future of Visualisation, according to Aditya Vikram Sengupta

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 26: Past, Present and Future of Visualisation, according to Aditya Vikram Sengupta The shift from analogue to digital has changed the art of film-making, and also the mindset for film-making at the same time. “Digitalisation has been a game-changer. With the coming of the digital age, taking re-takes has become easier and visualisation has taken a backseat. The process of capturing an image is not real anymore”, feels award-winning film director, cinematogr...
 

 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 25: PCs of Kripal Kalita, Blessy Ipe Thomas

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 25: PCs of Kripal Kalita, Blessy Ipe Thomas Kripal Kalita’s Assamese language film, ‘The Bridge’, throws light on the devastations and hardships that floods bring to Assam villages every year. “There is no solution in sight for this problem. I, being a farmer’s son, hailing from rural Assam, have faced this,” said Kalita, while addressing a press conference, at the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI), held in Goa, on the...
 

 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 24: A dialogue on sound, with FTII Assoc. Prof. Madhu Apsara

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 24: A dialogue on sound, with FTII Assoc. Prof. Madhu Apsara Sounds are crucial for a film to feel realistic for the audience. Sounds and dialogue must perfectly sync with the actions in a cinema without any lag and must sound the way they look.  Suggesting sounds for better quality output is necessary wherever we feel the need, said Prof. Madhu Apsara, Associate Professor, Department of Sound Recording and Design, Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He...
 

 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 23: John Mathew Matthan talks about Sarfarosh-2

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 23: John Mathew Matthan talks about Sarfarosh-2 “I have travelled all over India in search of content for my films”. “It is important for any film-maker to understand the elements of sociology and politics”. “I think a writer or director should be sensitive about the society. You can put across your point without being offensive to anyone”. These are the words of John Mathew Matthan, Chairperson of IFFI 51 Indian Panorama Jury, an...
 

 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 22: PCs of Shreedhar B.S., Prithvi Konanur, Gunjalamma

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 22: PCs of Shreedhar B.S., Prithvi Konanur, Gunjalamma “The way we live right now suggests there are two different worlds - of “them” and “us”, where “they” are misunderstood by “us”. Our film is that window to see a world which needs to be understood with love, in all its nonconformist ways, so that we can charter a path to assimilate them in one world, where we all co-exist with love and mutual respect.” Thi...
 

 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 2021, 21: PCs of Ritabhari Chakraborty, Soham Majumdar

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 2021, 21: PCs of Ritabhari Chakraborty, Soham Majumdar “Our film reminds us that no creation of God can be impure just because they menstruate”-- these are the words of Ms. Ritabhari Chakraborty, the lead actor of the Bengali film Brahma Janen Gopon Kommoti, which was screened in the Indian Panorama – Feature Film Category, of the 51st edition of Indian International Film Festival of India, held in Panaji, Goa. Ms. Chakraborty was addressing a press ...
 

 

RIFF 7, 04: Second list of selected films released

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RIFF 7, 04: Second list of selected films released The second list of the films of the Rajasthan International Film Festival 2021, Jaipur-Jodhpur, March 20-24, 2021, was released yesterday, by Somendra Harsh, CEO/FOUNDER , FESTIVAL DIRECTOR, RIFF 2021 and RIFF FILM CLUB  The selection now includes Feature Regional film "Funeral", Directed by Vivek Dubey, Rajasthani Music Video " Payaldi"Directed by Shaiman, Short Film "Dementia - The Unforgettable Forget...
 

 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January 2021, 20: Rahul Rawail retraces Hindi film history, ‘In-Conversation’, online

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January 2021, 20: Rahul Rawail retraces Hindi film history, ‘In-Conversation’, online The 1970s saw influx of new ideas, new experiments and a new genre of action films in Hindi cinema. Those were also the golden years for unconventional films and emergence of new techniques, said acclaimed film-maker Rahul Rawail, in an online ‘In-Conversation’ session on “Film-making in 50s, 60s and 70s”, at the 51st International Film Festival of India (I...
 

 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 2021, 19: PC of director Sharan Venugopal and actor Bhargava Poludasu

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 2021, 19: PC of director Sharan Venugopal and actor Bhargava Poludasu A mother accidentally finds a nude video of her daughter in her laptop – Oru Paathira Swapnam Pole (Indian Panorama Non-feature film) by Sharan Venugopal. A person who lost his memory in an accident and gets trapped in a house with a psychopath – Gatham (Indian Panorama Feature Film) by Kiran Kondamadugula. Debutant film-maker Sharan Venugopal and Actor/Producer Bhargava Poludasu, addre...
 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 2021, 19: PC of director Sharan Venugopal and actor Bhargava Poludasu

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 2021, 19: PC of director Sharan Venugopal and actor Bhargava Poludasu A mother accidentally finds a nude video of her daughter in her laptop – Oru Paathira Swapnam Pole (Indian Panorama Non-feature film) by Sharan Venugopal. A person who lost his memory in an accident and gets trapped in a house with a psychopath – Gatham (Indian Panorama Feature Film) by Kiran Kondamadugula. Debutant film-maker Sharan Venugopal and Actor/Producer Bhargava Poludasu, addre...
 

 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 2021, 18: PC of Alex Piperno and Araquen Rodriguez

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 2021, 18: PC of Alex Piperno and Araquen Rodriguez “I was travelling from Uruguay to Argentina in a ferry, when I discovered that we had two parallel lives and that this ship was a fantastical ship which could connect these two parallel lives. It made me realise that this could also connect any two possible lives. It is an idea which I have had since ten years.” This is how Director Alex Piperno from Uruguay described the genesis of his debut feature film, ...
 

 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 2021, 17: Inaugural speeches and performances

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 2021, 17: Inaugural speeches and performances The 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) got off with enthralling cultural performances amidst a dazzling ceremony celebrating the joy of cinema. The indoor Indoor Stadium at Panaji in Goa reverberated with the passion of a few film-stars, few film-makers and many film-lovers from around the world. The Opening Ceremony of Asia’s oldest and India’s biggest film festival was competently...
 

 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 16: Veteran Actor-Director-Singer Biswajit conferred Indian Personality of the Year Award

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 16: Bengali and Hindi veteran Actor-Director-Singer Biswajit conferred Indian Personality of the Year Award The 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India, Goa has conferred Biswajit Chatterjee, veteran actor, producer, director and singer of Hindi and Bengali cinema, with the Indian Personality of the Year Award. The Award was announced at the opening ceremony of the festival, by Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Shri Prakash Javadekar....
 

 

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January 2021, 15: Terms and conditions applied

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January 2021, 15: Terms and conditions applied Media accreditation came on the 29th of December, a mere 18 days before the festival. Those who had not booked travel tickets and not made hotel reservations must have been severely inconvenienced. Luckily, I had made my bookings in anticipation, and that was a bonus. This is the email we received on the 16th of January, the day the festival was inaugurated: “Welcome to the 51st International Film Festival of India, Goa. W...
 

 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January 2021, 14: Into the Darkness won the Golden Peacock

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January 2021, 14: Into the Darkness won the Golden Peacock The epic World War II film Into the Darkness (De forbandede år) which portrays the story of a Danish electronics factory owner who is forced to produce for the occupying Nazi forces, has won the coveted Golden Peacock Award at the just-concluded 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India. The Golden Peacock Award consists of a cash prize of Rs. 40 lakhs (Rs. 4 million) to be shared equ...
 

 

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 2021, 13: Ratings of films seen

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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 2021, 13: Ratings of films seen My ranking, out of five stars A Common Crime ** ½          Into The Darkness *** Under Construction ** ½       Roland Reber’s Cabaret of Death ** ½ An Old Lady *** Sonar Kella***           Light for The Youth *** ½    Green Blackberries *** Kalira Atita *** Jaadoo (Short)...

IFFI 51, Goa, 16-24 January, 2021, 12: Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro to get Lifetime Achievement award

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IFFI 51, Goa, 16-24 January, 2021, 12: Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro to get Lifetime Achievement award        The 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will honour the Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award, at the opening ceremony, scheduled to be held tomorrow (January 16, 2021). He is well-known for the film The Bird with th...

 

IFFI 51, Goa, 16-24 January 2021, 11: OTT to serve highlights and varied fare

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IFFI 51, Goa, 16-24 January 2021, 11: OTT to serve highlights and varied fare The 51st Edition of Asia’s oldest and India’s biggest festival, The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which is to be held in Goa from 16th January to 24th January 2021, has announced a line-up of programmes that will be showcased on the OTT platform during the festival. Taking into account the ongoing Covid 19 Corona Pandemic, the International Film Festival of India...
 

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IFFI 51, Goa, 16-24 January, 2021, 10: Much-awaited list of World Panorama films is out

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  IFFI 51, Goa, 16-24 January, 2021, 10: Much-awaited list of World Panorama films is out The 51st Edition of International Film Festival of India has yesterday unveiled the list of films under the World Panorama section. The line-up consists of fifty films, from across the world. Savour this. Film Name Director Country Only Human Igor Ivanov Macedonia ...
 

 

IFFI 51, January 16-24, 2021, Goa, 09: Khisa is a tale about loss of innocence and coming-of-age

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IFFI 51, January 16-24, 2021, Goa, 09: Khisa is a tale about loss of innocence and coming-of-age India's Marathi short film Khisa (Pocket) is now making its way to India, after winning international awardsso many international awards. ''Khisa''short film has been Officially Selected in the Indian Panorama, for 51st International Film Festival of India, Goa 2021.  The film is Directed by Raj More, under the Banner of PP Cine Production, Mumbai and Laaltippa Film...
 

 

IFFI 51, Goa, January 16-24, 2021, 08: The kaleidoscope dozen

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  IFFI 51, Goa, January 16-24, 2021, 08: The kaleidoscope dozen International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has today announced the line-up of films for its Festival Kaleidoscope. The section will feature 12 films from across the world. The line-up consists of the following movies: We Still Have the Deep Black Night by Gustavo Galvão (Brazil, Germany)     Window Boy Would also Like to Have a Submarine by Alex Piperno (Uruguay)       ...
 

 

IFFI 51, Goa, January 16-24, 2021, 07: South Indian component of the Indian Panorama

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IFFI 51, Goa, January 16-24, 2021, 07: South Indian component of the Indian Panorama The glad tidings for the South Indian fans is that nine remarkable and appreciated South Indian films are selected to be featured at the Indian Panorama of IFFI, in which six feature, two mainstream cinema and one non-feature will be showcased. Here is a list of selected South Indian Movies FEATURED FILMS: Safe (Malayalam) Director – Pradeep Kalipurayath Synopsis – A social activist called Ar...
 

 

IFFI 51, Goa, January 16-24, 2021, 06: Treat of choice Marathi films, features and shorts

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IFFI 51, Goa, January 16-24, 2021, 06: Treat of choice Marathi films, features and shorts The 51st Edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is all-set to be held in Goa from 16th January to 24th January, 2021. It’s time to rejoice for Marathi film lovers, as six powerful and thought-provoking Marathi movies, 3 feature and 3 non-feature films, have been selected to be showcased in the Indian Panorama section of the prestigious event. With an aim of providing a common p...
 

 

IFFI 51, Goa, January 16-24, 2021, 05: Line up of movies for international competition

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IFFI 51, Goa, January 16-24, 2021, 05: Line up of movies for international competition 51st International Film Festival of India has released the line-up of international movies for competition during the festival. The best feature length fiction films from all over the world are selected to compete in the section. It is one of the most important sections of the festival that features some of the most outstanding films of the year, and these 15 films compete for the Golden Peacock, and other...
 

 

IFFI 51, Goa, 16-24 January 2021, 04: Pablo Cesar to Chair International Jury

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IFFI 51, Goa, 16-24 January 2021, 04: Pablo Cesar to Chair International Jury The 51st edition of International Film Festival of India announced its five-member International Jury today, with eminent film-makers from across the world. The Jury will comprise Pablo Céésar (Argentina) as Chairman, Prasanna Vithanage (Sri Lanka), Abu Bakr Shawky (Austria), Priyadarshan (India) and Ms. Rubaiyat Hossain (Bangladesh). Pablo César is an Argentinian film-maker. He has the critica...
 

 

 

IFFI 51, 2021, Goa, 16-24 January, 03: Minister Javadekar announces the selection of films in the Indian Panorama

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IFFI 51, 2021, Goa, 16-24 January, 03: Minister Javadekar announces the selection of films in the Indian Panorama Information and Broadcasting Minister of the Government of India, Prakash Javadekar has announced the selection of 23 Feature and 20 non-feature films in Indian Panorama for the 51st International Film Festival of India, IFFI. The I&B Ministry organises the annual festival, through its Directorate of Film Festivals, along with the Government of Goa, in Panaji Goa. The annual ...
 

 

51st IFFI, Goa, 16-24 January, 2021, 02: Opening, closing and mid-fest films announced

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51st IFFI, Goa, 16-24 January, 2021, 02: Opening, closing and mid-fest films announced Another Round, by Thomas Vinterberg, will be opening film. The movie, starring Cannes Best Actor Award winner Mads Mikkelsen, is among a star-studded line up of movies being showcased at IFFI. The movie is also Denmark’s official entry to the Oscars. The festival will also witness the World Première of Mehrunisa. The film, by Sandeep Kumar, will première mid-fest. Starring formidable ...
 

 

IFFI 51, Goa, 16-24 January, 2021, 01: Eagerly-awaited cinema fest coming-up soon, in testing times

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IFFI 51, Goa, 16-24 January, 2021, 01: India's eagerly-awaited cinema fest coming-up soon, in testing times 51st IFFI, scheduled for 16th -24th January 2021, is coming-up in less than two weeks. It is organised, as usual, by the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, through the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Government of India, in collaboration with the Government of Goa, through the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), and the Indian Film Industry. International Film Fe...

 

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