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49th International Film Festival of India

Posted on: October 05, 2018 | Back | Print


The Embassy of India would like to inform that the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government Of India, is organizing the 49th International Film Festival (IFFI-2018) to be scheduled from 20th – 28th Nov 2018 in Goa, India, the event is supported by the State Government of Goa and the Indian Film Industry. 

Since 1952, India has hosted 48-International Film Festivals, both competitive and non-competitive. The festival became an annual event from 1975. The 49th edition of the festival which includes a competition for feature films by directors from All Continents will be held in GOA.

The festival aims at providing a common platform for film makers of the world to project three excellence in film art; contributing to the understanding and appreciation of film culture of different nations in the context of their social and cultural ethos; and promoting friendship and co-operation among the people of the world.

The Festival consists of :

  1. An “International Competition” Section for feature films by filmmakers from all over the world with a total prize money of USD 200,000

  2. World Panorama Section

  3. Retrospectives Section

  4. Homage Section

  5. Focus Country

  6. Specially curated package on different themes

  7. Indian Section which includes feature films, homage and retrospectives.

  8. Technical workshops/Master Classes/other interactive &Academic sessions/Panel Discussions

  9. A Film Bazaar Section to promote film marketing activities.

Films produced between1st Sep 2017 and 31st Aug 2018 would be eligible for the festival. Brochure with detailed information is also attached for reference.

Those who are interested can access the regulations and entry forms at www.iffigoa.in Incase of any further information please feel free to contact Mr Chaitanya Prasad, Additional Director General, International Film Festival of India , Phone : + 91 11 26499398 and Email : iffigoa.dff@gov.in.