INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA
What is in news : As the annual International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa, returns in a hybrid format on November 20, it tries to generates interest with some international personalities and talked-about titles of the year. It is 52 edition of film festival
- Hollywood stalwart Martin Scorsese and celebrated Hungarian filmmaker Istevan Szabo will be honoured with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement award.
- IFFI has invited some major streaming video platforms to be a part of the festival. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5, Voot and Sony Liv will participate at the festival through a series of physical and virtual events including masterclasses, content launches and previews and screenings of curated film packages.
- The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was founded in 1952. It is one of the most significant festivals in Asia.
- It takes place annually and currently it will going to be held in the state of Goa.
- The objective of the festival is to provide a common platform for the cinemas of the world to show the excellence of the film art, that contributes to the understanding and appreciation of the culture of the films of various nations related to their social and cultural ethos. It also fosters friendship and cooperation among people of the world.
- The International Film Festival of India is conducted jointly by the Directorate of Film Festivals (under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting) and therefore the state Government of Goa.