Quantcast
Features & Opinion

Akshay Kumar to inaugurate IFFI, Goa 2012

By NewsDesk • Published on October 13, 2012

Akshay KumarThe 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa will be inaugurated by Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar.  The 11 Day Festival will open on November 20, 2012.

Shankar Mohan, Festival Director, International Film Festival of India was quoted in an official press release from the festival, “We are proud to have Akshay Kumar who would formally inaugurate the 10 day extravaganza of 43rd IFFI on November 20 at Kala Academy.”

The 43rd Edition will showcase more than 200 films in various sections like International Competition, Cinema of the World, Foreign Retrospectives, Tributes, Country Focus, Indian Panorama, Indian Retrospectives & Tributes, Technical Workshops, Specially curated thematic packages, Best of Festival Pictures and Animation & 3D cinema.

To mark the hundred years of Indian cinema, the festival will hand out a new award titled “Centenary Award” comprising a Silver Peacock, Certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh, which will be given to a feature film that “reflects a new paradigm in motion pictures in terms of aesthetics, technique or technological innovation.”

The recipients of the awards will be announced on the closing ceremony on 30th November, 2012, which will be attended by the who’s who of the cinematic world and luminaries from the creative fields which include Mira Nair, Kim Ki-duk, Ashok Amritraj, Tabu, Kailash Kher, Saroj Khan, etc

Tagged with: , ,

Did you like reading this article?

Get DearCinema in your Inbox

Or grab the RSS feed!

Editor's Pick

Sulemani  Keeda: a cleverly-crafted Indie comedy
The title of Sulemani Keeda, a tale of two struggling young screenwriters  in Mumbai, is ...
Wong Kar Wai to be feted at IFFI Goa, Makhmalbaf’s The President opening film
Celebrated Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement ...
Do you have a script ready? Here are the opportunities
Gone are the days when writers had to knock at producers’ and directors’ doors to ask ...
After Lucia, Pawan Kumar to raise 3 Cr for his next through crowdfunding
After the success of Lucia, Kannada filmmaker Pawan Kumar is crowdfunding his next film ...

Join the discussion

Comments are closed.