Published on: November 16, 2022

The International Film Festival of India (IFFI)

The International Film Festival of India (IFFI)

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The 53rd edition of IFFI, the International Film Festival of India, has officially rolled out in  Goa during November 2022 will showcase a collage of the best of contemporary and classic films from India and around the globe.


  • Founded in 1952, IFFI is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia.
  • Nature of festival : Held annually, currently in the tourist state of Goa,
  • Reason : To celebrate films, the stories they tell and the people behind them and to seek, nurture, promote and spread the enlightened appreciation and ardent love for films.
  • Parent organization : Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India in collaboration with the Entertainment Society of Goa, Government of Goa, the host state.
  • While the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has generally been spearheading the festival, consequent to the merger of film media units with the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), NFDC has taken over the conduct of the festival
  • Held in Goa for the first time in 2004, the festival has since found a home in the coastal state, returning here every year. And in 2014, Goa was declared the permanent venue for IFFI.