The 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is set to happen in Goa from January 16-24, 2021. The newest version will display a complete of 224 movies below totally different sections. With Bollywood stars like Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Ashutosh Gowariker, Dia Mirza, Rakeysh Mehra, Subhash Ghai, Anupam Kher and Anil Kapoor already supporting and selling the competition on social media, the occasion organisers expect a very good participation this 12 months.
In an unique dialog with indianexpress.com, Chaitanya Prasad, IFFI Director, shared that upon postponement of the competition, the organising committee fastened a brand new date after which labored backwards in direction of the deadline. He additional acknowledged that regardless of the competition having a hybrid format this 12 months, the participation has been noteworthy.
Cinema करोना… Cinema देखोना…
CELEBRATE Cinema at the 51st EDITION of the International Film Festival of India, in Goa, from 16-24 January 2021!
— Ashutosh Gowariker (@AshGowariker) January 12, 2021
“There are seven screening theatres, 28 films a day, so roughly about 224 films in total. For the international section, we received more than 600 films. When we sent out the registration, we sought virtual-physical, physical-virtual and only virtual. We received more than 100 virtual profiles of films. The response was overwhelming. When we started to eliminate, we didn’t know what to eliminate. The cinema presentation is going to be mind-blowing,” Prasad stated.
Wishing International Film Festival of India @IFFIGoa all the very best for its 51st version. The largest Film Festival of India, from 16-24 Jan’20. Showcasing the best cinematic works worldwide. #IFFI51 #iffivibes #goatourism @MIB_India @mygovindia @GovtofGoa @DFF_India @esg_goa
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) January 11, 2021
Chaitanya Prasad revealed that in addition to IFFI 2021 incorporating OTT for the primary time, there would be a particular homage part for artistes we misplaced in 2020. He additionally promised that the Indian Panorama part could have a terrific assortment of regional cinema.
Bangladesh is going to be the main focus nation at the IFFI 2021. Actors and filmmakers from the nation can even be part of the competition, both as jury members or as visitors.
Patrons may also look out for the commemoration of Satyajit Ray’s centenary, that would come with showcasing 5 of Ray’s movies.
Speaking about how the movie competition will act as a “necessary injection” within the time of Covid-19, Chaitanya Prasad stated, “The festival gives hope and inspiration. Watching cinema in the comfort of your home and watching it in a theatre – somewhere you have to break the glass ceiling. Caution, precaution and care is the bottomline. It will showcase to the world that if you are determined to do something with wholesome participation, it is possible.”