IFFI 2012

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The ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2012 in Goa has been seeing plenty of action since the festival commenced on 20th November. With nearly 13,000 registered delegates and more turning up every day (on the basis of spot tickets) to catch the best of world and Asian cinema, the 43rd IFFI 2012 has surely reached places in terms of reach and recognition.

With Hollywood film Life of Pi by acclaimed director Ang Lee opening the festival, other world films from various cultures of the world have been screened over the last nine days and will be screened over the next two days. The festival concludes on 30th November. Out of the 162 films that have been scheduled in the international segment over these 11 days, nearly 84 films are seeing its premiere in the paradise state. While about 250 films have been scheduled in the Indian segment.

Highlights of Day 1

–          IFFI 2012 officially opens at Football Ground, Panaji

–          Chief Guest Akshay Kumar and Guest of Honour Kajal Aggarwal lights the lamp

–          Introduction of International Jury

–          Noted Polish Writer/Director Krzysztof Zanussi feted with the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2012.

–          Singer Kailash Kher’s performance

–          Life of Pie screened in Kala Academy

Highlights of Day 2

–          Inauguration of the Film Bazaar

–          Inauguration of Indian Panorama section

–          Inauguration of exhibition to commemorate 100 years of cinema

Highlights of Day 3

–          Inauguration of Retrospective Soumitra Chatterjee

–          Inauguration of Incredible India on Screen

–          Panel Discussion on Essential on Research for Film Development

Highlights of Day 4

–          Open Forum: Talk of Quality criteria by Indian Panorama Jury

–          Masterclass with Shyam Benegal

–          Chai’n Chat Discussions

–          Soul of Asia commences with Samsara

–          Masterclass with Avy Kaufman (Hollywood Casting Director) and David Womark (Hollywood Producer)

Highlights of Day 5

–          Open Forum – “Film City in Goa in few years”

–          Open Forum – Emerging Cinema – Trends and Challenges

Highlights of Day 6

–          Open Forum – Emerging Technologies discussion

–          Chai’n Chat

–          Camera Workshop

–          In Conversation with Susanne Bier (Director)

Highlights of Day 7

–          Chai ‘n Chat – session on “Once in a Life Time: A Single Favourite Film in a 100 Years of Indian Cinema”

–          IFFI tribute to Muzaffar Ali and Girish Kasaravalli

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