July 7 , 2024

    54th IFFI kicks off in Goa


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    The 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) kicked off at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium in Taligao. The event promises to be a star-studded affair with performances by Shahid Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Shriya Saran and Nushratt Bharucha, among others. Union
    Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated the 9-day event. Speaking at the inaugural Minister Thakur said that Indian media & entertainment industry, with an annual growth rate of 20 percent, is hailed as the fifth-largest and most globalized industry in the world. This year’s IFFI has received 2926 entries from 105 countries, which is three times more international submissions than last year. 13 World Premieres, 18 International Premieres, 62 Asia Premiers and 89 India Premieres will be screened during the festival. From this year IFFI has started OTT Awards to recognise excellence in OTT series and films, total of 32 entries have been received in 10 languages from 15 OTT platforms for Best Web Series (OTT) Award. Veteran actor Madhuri Dixit was awarded Special Recognition to Bhartiya Cinema award for her contributions to Indian film industry.
    Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to legendary Hollywood actor and producer Michael Douglas at the closing ceremony of IFFI on 28th of this month.
    CM Dr. Pramod Sawant, Union Minister Shripad Naik and others were present.

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