IFFI 2021 to pay tribute to Satyajit Ray on his birth centenary
Every year, the festival celebrates some of the finest cinematic works from India and around the world
The 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), to be held in a hybrid format in Goa from November 20-28, will pay tribute to maestro of Indian cinema Satyajit Ray on his birth centenary.
Announcing the schedule on Monday, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said the festival will host a Special Retrospective on Ray by the Directorate of Film Festivals.
In recognition of the auteur’s legacy, the “Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Cinema” has also been instituted to be given at the IFFI every year starting from this year.
One of the oldest film festivals in Asia, IFFI 2020 was held successfully in a similar hybrid format due to the Covid-19 pandemic last year.
IFFI is recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF).
Every year, the festival celebrates some of the finest cinematic works and showcases a bouquet of the best films from India and around the world.
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar released a poster on the festival along with a booklet of the IFFI guidelines.
The call for entries for participation in the competitive section of the 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India will remain open till Aug 31, 2021.
The Festival is being organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India in collaboration with the State Government of Goa and the Indian Film Industry.