The 50th International Film festival of India has many new films that tell the story concerning our society and it has many such movies in its kitty this year. The opening of the IFFI began with the film which is based on the story of a refugee boy that is presently haunting the entire world. Interdependence and Orey are two such movies that put the light on two major issues that are haunting our Indian society at the moment.
IFFI, the oldest film festival in Asia, began in the year 1952. An annual event IFFI was hosted by different cities every year, until the year 2003. In 2004, IFFI was organized in Goa and since then it has been held every year in this tiny little state. Now the new concept of IFFI village is coming into the picture and most probably the same will be ready before the inauguration of the 50th version of IFFI in Goa
Following the Grand Inauguration of IFFI in the presence of King Khan of Bollywood, the Indian Panorama was inaugurated by Sridevi, one of the Indian film industry’s most iconic leading ladies. A special press conference was today held for the two opening films of India Panorama, Section, ‘Pushkar-Puran’ and ‘Pihu’, was attended by the respective directors Kamal Swaroop and Vinod Kapri and child artist, Myra Vishwakarma.
Since the time Goa has become a permanent venue for the International Film Festival of India (IFF), there has been a boom in the tourism industry in the state, and the reason behind this is the meticulous organization of the festival every year. If you look into Goa’s past, there was no festival that would boost tourism prior to the IFFI, especially at the end of November and the beginning of December; except for the Feast of St. Francis Xavier, which takes place during the first week of December every year, and pulls a huge crowd from across the world. Nevertheless, IFFI helped in boosting the local film industry and talent by giving them an opportunity to showcase their work on such a reputed platform. In a way to find out what is different this year at IFFI, the Editor of Incredible Goa met the CEO of ESG Mr Amey Abhayankar, and you will be surprised to know that IFFI has loads of surprises for you this year.