IFFI 2021: Everything to know about the film festival


Goa is ready to host the 51st version of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) from January 16-24. The week lengthy festival goals at offering a platform to filmmakers from throughout the globe to showcase their work whereas selling artwork and cultural alternate. IFFI, which takes place in the seaside state from November 20-28 yearly, was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Here is all the things to know about the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI):

What is the venue of IFFI?

In 2004, IFFI venue bought completely shifted to the state of Goa, which might be internet hosting even the present version of IFFI. This time, the film festival has adopted the hybrid format, with each digital and bodily expertise, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

What are the dates of IFFI?

IFFI, which takes place from November 20-28 yearly, was postponed and can now be held from January 16 to January 24.

Who is internet hosting IFFI?

The festival is collectively hosted by the Government of Goa and Directorate of Film Festivals, underneath Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

How many movies might be screening at IFFI 2021?

A complete of 224 movies might be screened together with 21 non-feature movies and 26 characteristic movies underneath the Indian Panorama movies part. A complete of 162 film premieres will happen at the IFFI 2021.

Which film will open IFFI 2021?

Another Round by Thomas Vinterberg will open IFFI 2021 on January 16. This may even mark the film’s India premiere. Another Round was Denmark’s official entry to the Oscars in 2020. Starring Mads Mikkelsen, the Danish comedy-drama revolves round 4 highschool academics who’re out to experiment with the liberating results of alcohol.

Which film will shut IFFI 2021?

The festival will shut with the India premiere of Japanese film Wife of a Spy on January 24. Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, the historic drama bagged the Silver Lion for Best Director at Venice International Film Festival.

Other movies to be screened at IFFI 2021

Sandeep Kumar’s film Mehrunisa may even have its world premiere as a part of 51st IFFI’s on-line occasions’ line-up. Starring actors Farrukh Jaffar, Tulika Banerjee, Ankita Dubey and Hussain Saddam, the film follows an 80-year-old actress, and the way she takes on the male-dominated Indian film trade, ending up changing into a number one advocate for ladies’s rights.

The festival will commemorate Satyajit Ray’s centenary. Around 5 movies of Satyajit Ray might be showcased for the identical. These are:

1. Charulata (1964)
2. Ghare Baire (1984)
3. Pather Panchali (1955)
4. Shatranj Ke Khilari (1977)
5. Sonar Kella (1974)

Film sections

Festival Kaleidoscope: 12 international movies might be screened in the Kaleidoscope part of the film gala. These embrace:

1. Night of the Kings by Philippe Lacote (France)
2. Love Affair(s) by Emmanuel Mouret (France)
3. The Big Hit by Emmanuel Courcol (France)
4. Window Boy Would additionally Like to Have a Submarine by Alex Piperno (Uruguay)
5. Forgotten We’ll Be by Fernando Trueba (Columbia)
6. Haifa Street by Mohanad Hayal (Iraq)
7. We Still Have the Deep Black Night by Gustavo Galvao (Brazil, Germany)
8. Parthenon by Mantas Kvedaravicius (Lithuania)
9. Apples by Christos Nikou (Greece)
10. My Little Sister by Stephanie Chuat and Veronique Reymond (Switzerland)
11. The Death of Cinema and My Father Too by Dani Rosenberg (Israel)
12. Valley Of The Gods by Lech Majewski (Poland)

Golden Peacock Award: As a part of its worldwide part, 15 acclaimed movies will compete for the Golden Peacock Award. Argentine filmmaker Pablo Cesar will head its worldwide jury panel. Other members of the jury embrace filmmakers Prasanna Vithanage (Sri Lanka), Abu Bakr Shawky (Austria), Rubaiyat Hossain (Bangladesh) and Priyadarshan (India).

Films competing for the Golden Peacock Award are:

1. The Domain by Tiago Guedes (Portugal)
2. Into The Darkness by Anders Refn (Denmark)
3. February by Kamen Kalev (Bulgaria, France)
4. My Best Part by Nicolas Maury (France)
5. I Never Cry by Piotr Domalewski (Poland, Ireland)
6. La Veronica by Leonardo Medel (Chile)
7. Light For The Youth by Shin Su-won (South Korea)
8. Red Moon Tide by Lois Patiño (Spain)
9. Dream About Sohrab by Ali Ghavitan (Iran)
10. The Dogs Didn’t Sleep Last Night by Ramin Rasouli (Afghanistan, Iran)
11. The Silent Forest by KO Chen-Nien (Taiwan)
12. Bridge by Kripal Kalita (India)
13. A Dog And His Man by Siddharth Tripathy (India)
14. Thaen by Ganesh Vinayakan (India)

In memoriam: A particular part may even pay homage to the artistes who handed away in 2020. These embrace 19 film personalities from India like Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Nishikant Kamat and Basu Chatterjee, other than 9 from throughout the globe similar to Chadwick Boseman and Kirk Douglas.

Which movies might be screened in Indian Panorama part?

Feature Films: The characteristic film jury has picked Saand Ki Aankh by director Tushar Hiranandani to open the Indian Panorama 2021. Asuran (Tamil), Chhichhore (Hindi) and Kappela (Malayalam) are the different three mainstream movies set to be screened underneath this part, that has a complete of 20 characteristic movies. Filmmaker John Mathew Matthan is heading this jury, which contains of twelve members.

Non-Feature Films: Filmmaker Haobam Paban Kumar is heading the non-feature jury. Paanchika directed by Ankit Kothari has been chosen as the opening non-feature film of the Indian Panorama 2021 phase. A complete of 20 non-feature movies might be screened together with Drama Queens, Holy Rights, Khisa, Radha and Shantabai

Which movies might be screened in World Panorama part?

The line-up consists of fifty movies from throughout the globe, together with 8 from Germany and 6 from France. Movies from America, Italy, Greece and Netherlands are additionally listed.

What is the nation of focus at IFFI 2021?

Bangladesh has been chosen as the focus nation this yr with an try to recognise its cinematic excellence and contributions.

Under this Country in Focus phase, 4 Bangladeshi movies might be showcased. There are:

1. Jibondhuli by Tanvir Mokammel
2. Meghmallar by Zahidur Rahim Anjan
3. Under Construction by Rubaiyat Hossain
4. Sincerely Yours, Dhaka by Nuhash Humayun, Syed Ahmed Shawki, Rahat Rahman Joy, MD Robiul Alam, Golam Kibria Farooki, Mir Mukarram Hossain, Tanvir Ahsan, Mahmudul Islam, Abdullah Al Noor, Krishnendu Chattopadhyay, Syed Saleh Ahmed Sobhan

Which occasions might be held on-line?

IFFI is holding its first ever ‘hybrid’ film festival. Henceforth, few occasions will he carried out on-line. There embrace:

Retrospective Films:

1. Live Flesh, Bad Education and Volver by Pedro Almodóvar (Spain)
2. The Square and Force Majeure by Ruben Östlund (Sweden)

Master lessons: Filmmakers Shekhar Kapur, Priyadarshan, Perry Lang, Subhash Ghai and Tanvir Mokammel will maintain Masterclasses at the IFFI 2021.

In-conversation Sessions: Renowned stars from the film fraternity like Madhur Bhandarkar, Anjali Menon, Prasoon Joshi, Rahul Rawail, Aditya Dhar, John Mathew Matthan, Vikram Ghosh, Hariharan and others might be part of this part.

Other on-line occasions: Few movies from throughout the world might be screened, other than Q&A classes, film appreciation classes by FTII, and mid fest world premiere of Mehrunisa.

Who will obtain the Lifetime Achievement Award?

Oscar-winning Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro might be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at IFFI 2021. Storaro has three Academy Awards for Best Cinematography for Apocalypse Now (1979), Reds (1981), and The Last Emperor (1987).


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