53rd International Film Festival Of India Off To A Dazzling Start In Goa
Panji, Nov 21 (TNA) Bringing together once again the world’s finest films and its stellar creators under one umbrella, the 53rd edition of the International Film Festival of India kicked off with a grand opening ceremony at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, in Panaji, Goa on Sunday.
Conducted jointly by the National Film Development Corporation and Entertainment Society of Goa, this edition of the film fiesta is showcasing a collection of 280 films from 79 countries. 25 features and 20 non-feature films will be showcased at the Indian Panorama section from a broad spectrum of entries.
Tracing back the memory lane of Asia’s oldest film festival, I&B Minister Anurag Thakur said that the concept of IFFI is rooted in its theme of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, which embodies the essence of peaceful co-existence where the world is one family.
For the first time gala premieres of Indian, global cinema, and OTTs will be held at IFFI, including the premiere of the fourth season of globally acclaimed series Fauda, which features some of the biggest Israeli stars in the world today.