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IFFI, Goa to Resume International Competition

By NewsDesk • Published on June 28, 2010

The 41th International Film Festival of Indian (IFFI), Goa will have an international competition instead of a competition for Asian, African and Latin American cinema. Acting on the interim report of the expert committee on the IFFI, Goa, the Information and Broadcasting ministry has announced to broaden the scope of competition at the festival. The 41st edition of the festival is scheduled to take off on November 22, 2010 in Goa.

The final report of the committee constituted by the ministry to advise it on the upgradation of the festival is still awaited.

Govind Nihalani, Karan Johar, Pritish Nandy, Prasoon Joshi, Kamal Haasan, A K Bir, Laxmikant Shetgaonkar, Shabana Azmi, Pooja Shetty Deora, Kishwar Desai, film critic Maithili Rao, Children s Film Society, India, Chairperson Nandita Das, and Maharashtra Legislative Council member C S Sapra are the members of the expert committee. Joint Secretary (Films) D P Reddy of I&B ministry is the Member Secretary, while festival director S M Khan and Goa Chief Secretary Sanjeev Srivastava are also on board.

According to the reports, the festival will also start awards for the best actor and actress this year.

In 1988 IFFI had scrapped its international competition citing it wasn’t getting quality entries. Later in 1995 a competition for Asian women directors was introduced.

IFFI is the one of the oldest international film festivals in the country and the continent.

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