New Delhi, Jul 14 : The Steering Committee Meeting was held on Sunday to ensure the necessary coordination between key stakeholders involved in the process of organising International Film Festival of India (IFFI), set to take place from November 20 to 28 in Goa.
This year’s IFFI is especially significant since it marks the Golden Jubilee Edition, said Union Minister Prakash Javadekar after the meeting in Goa. Mr Javadekar announced that Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences president John Bailey has confirmed his participation for this year’s IFFI.
Roadshows will be conducted across seven cities in India to reach out to film fraternity for developing a buzz for the Festival. Business Exhibitions will display relevant technologies for films and Exhibition marking the 150thAnniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The list of films to be shown is aimed to be finalised by September this year to give sufficient time for cinema lovers to plan for attending the Festival.
The Minister also added that this year’s Festival will pay tribute to former chief minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar, who was instrumental in making the state the permanent venue for IFFI. Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that organization of 50th IFFI is a proud moment for the state and his government will leave no stone unturned to ensure top notch infrastructure and hospitality arrangements to make this Edition of the Festival a memorable one.
A special IFFI Golden Jubilee Edition poster was also released by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and Dr Sawant during the event.Mr Javadekar also informed that eminent film personalities including Karan Johar, Siddharth Roy Kapoor, Feroze Abbas Khan and Subhash Ghai will also be part of the Steering Committee.
IFFI is organized by the Centre from November 20 to 28 every year in Goa. It aims at providing a common platform to the world of cinema to project the excellence of the art of filmmaking. It is India’s most prestigious Film Festival and also the first International Film Festival held anywhere in Asia.(UNI)