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Preparations for 50th IFFI in full swing

More than 200 films from various countries would be screened at the panorma section of the festival, which include 26 feature films and 15 non-feature films.

The festival will also showcase 12 films that have completed 50 years since their first screening. 

John Bailey, Cinematographer and Ex. President of Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, will chair the International Jury of 50th International Film Festival of India. French filmmaker Robin Campillo, who was also a member of Cannes International Jury 2019, renowned Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yang and Lynne Ramsay,will be the co-jurors. Ramesh Sippy, Padma Shri winner is the Indian member in the International Jury.

The coveted film festival will see the best lot of 15 films representing 20 countries compete for the coveted Golden Peacock Award. The selection has been made from over 700 entries. Marathi film Mai Ghat: Crime No. 103/2005 directed by Ananth Narayan Mahadevan and Malayalam film Jallikettu directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery are the two Indian films competing at IFFI.

More than 200 films from various countries would be screened at the panorma section of the festival..Altogether 26 feature films and 15 non-feature films will be screened under this section….The festival will also showcase 12 films that have completed 50 years since their screening.

More than 10,000 cine’lovers are expected to participate in the festival this year.The Indian Panorama section showcases the best of contemporary Indian cinema..Abhishek Shah’s directorial masterpiece Hellaro will be the opening feature film  for the Indian Panorama section , Nooreh directed by Ashish Pandey will be the opening in the non feature film category for the section.

The Golden Jubilee edition of IFFI has the best lot of 15 films representing 20 countries competing for the coveted Golden Peacock Award.

The selection has been made from over 700 entries. Pema Tseden’s Balloon (China), Ali Aydin’s Chronology (Turkey), Andreas Horvath’s Lillian (Austria), Wagner Moura’s Marighella (Brazil), Hans Petter Moland’s Out Stealing Horses (Norway,Sweden,Denmark), Blaise Harrison’s Particles (France,Switzerland), Gregor Bozic’s Stories from the Chestnut Woods (Slovenia), Yosep Anggi Noen’s The Science of Fictions (Indonesia,Malaysia, France), Erdenebileg Ganbold’s Steed (Mongolia), Krist?f De?k’s Hungarian Film Captives and Ben Rekhi’s Philippines film Watch List are in competition.

Dadasaheb Phalke award winner Amitabh Bachchan’s outstanding contribution to cinema will be honoured and celebrated through a package of his impactful and entertaining films in this edition of IFFI. The festival aims to provide a window of opportunities through its journey in the last 50 years. It is India’s premier film festival and also has the distinction of being the first international film festival in Asia.