Goa Film Festival – 43rd International Film Festival of India in Goa.
The 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), coinciding with 100 years of Indian Cinema, opened on Tuesday in the beach city of Panjim, with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar lighting the diya, among other dignitaries.
Addressing the gathering of stalwarts from world cinema and India, including a huge Polish delegation, the Minister of State (Independent) for Information & Broadcasting, Manish Tewari, termed the festival as the “pantheon of extravaganza”.
Chief Minister of Goa Shri Manohar Parrikar said that the journey which was started by him 8 years ago has yielded positive results and Goa has been awarded as a best film destination. He, however added that a collective endeavour will be made to take this festival to newer heights and to make it truly international.
The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. The International Film Festival of India held annually in the beach town of Goa.
The 43rd IFFI is also felicitating iconic Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Apart from this, there are special segments of films from Turket, animation as also a homage section, which pay tribute to the masters of Indian cinema who are no more.