The International Film Festival of India will be held in a hybrid format from January 16-24 this 12 months. The competition was postponed due to the pandemic, however now with the hybrid format in place, it can display 224 movies this 12 months. Argentinian filmmaker Pablo Cesar is the chairperson of the jury at the 51st IFFI.
Talking about the competition, Cesar advised indianexpress.com, “I am extremely honoured to be the chairperson of the 51st IFFI. I attended IFFI for the first time in 1994 when it was being held in Kolkata.”
Pablo Cesar mentioned Indian cinema has modified lots over the years. He added that in the 90s, when he first attended IFFI, movies from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and West Bengal impressed him lots.
“In the beginning, I think Bombay was the only capital of cinema in India with its Bollywood films, but now it is Tollywood, Kollywood and more and they are growing year by year, so that is amazing. I have seen this change over the years and also during the times when I visited India,” he shared.
Pablo Cesar, who will be attending the competition nearly, additionally heaped reward on the high quality of know-how utilized in Indian cinema. “The quality of technology in Indian cinema is really increasing year per year. It is extremely professional,” he mentioned.
Cesar is thought for his contribution to cinema with movies like Equinox, the Garden of the Roses, Pensando en él amongst many others.