Panaji, Nov 28: Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo on Thursday said that International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was a way for all to learn and evolve.
Speaking at a closing ceremony of 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukhjeree Indoor Stadium near the city, he said,'IFFI is a way for all to learn and evolve and in this journey of evolution, we are trying to make this platform a way for artists to learn and grow.'
“There is no end to education in the field of art. The more you know, you will realise how less you know. With such great endeavours happening in Indian soil and Goa being a permanent and appropriate venue for IFFI for years to come , this is one arena which is going to make all film makers evolve by getting to know each other and by exchange of ideas and endeavours in your mind,” he said.
“We strive to improve our facilities to welcome and accommodate more and more female participants at IFFI. Keeping this in mind, we provided a platform for 50 female film directors from all over the world to showcase their work. We hope to inspire and motivate more and more female artists and filmmakers to excel and showcase their talent. India is the most apt place to do that, he added.
The nine-day-long festival of quality cinema concluded with the Indian premiere of Italian film ‘Marghe and her mother’. Various prestigious awards, including Golden Peacock, Silver Peacock, Lifetime Achievement Award, were conferred during the gala star-studded ceremony. (UNI)