Centre Denied Screening Permissions for Four Films at International Film Festival of India 2023

Glimpses of preparations for the 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). File | Photo Credit: ANI The Union Government denied film festival screening permissions to four films set in the Gaza Strip, Turkey, Hungary and Bhutan last year, according to records from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.  The four films are — A … Read more

‘Hadinelentu’ movie review: A gripping reflection of society’s unfair power structures

Neeraj Mathew and Sherlyn Bhosale in ‘Hadinelentu’ | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement In a striking scene from Hadinelentu (Seventeeners), two teenagers — Deepa (Sherlyn Bhosale) and Hari (Neeraj Mathew) — are called to the principal’s chamber. Their leaked sex tape, filmed inside a classroom, has spread online like wildfire. “He is a boy, but you, being a … Read more

Around the world: an account from the 54th International Film Festival of India

The 54th International Film Festival of India organised by the National Film Development Corporation, and Entertainment Society of Goa concluded on November 28. Close to 270 films from 105 countries were screened in a week in 12 halls at four venues. There were also over 30 lectures and interaction sessions with film personalities, in addition to … Read more

IFFI: Michael Douglas awarded Satyajit Ray lifetime achievement award

Hollywood Actor/Producer Michael Douglas honoured with Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award. Photo: Twitter/@PIB_India Cinema is one of the few mediums with the power to unite people, Hollywood star Michael Douglas said after receiving the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at the closing ceremony of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here on Tuesday. The … Read more

IFFI 2023 | Catherine Zeta-Jones says her children grew up watching SRK’s ‘Om Shanti Om’

Catherine Zeta-Jones. | Photo Credit: AP Welsh actor Catherine Zeta-Jones expressed her love for Indian movies and shared that her children grew up watching films like Shah Rukh Khan’s Om Shanti Om. Talking to the media at the International Film Festival of India in Goa, she said, “I love the country and the people so … Read more

IFFI 2023 | Michael Douglas talks Indian cinema, ‘RRR’ Oscar win

Hollywood actor-producer Michael Douglas at the 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji, Goa American actor and film producer Michael Douglas talked about the way the Indian film industry is making its mark at the international level and also appreciated the music of RRR and called it “spectacular”, as its song ‘Naatu Naatu’ … Read more

IFFI 2023 | Rani Mukerji: I’ve tried to not give importance to age of my characters

Rani Mukerji | Photo Credit: SUJIT JAISWAL Rani Mukerji on Sunday said audience has helped her break the “ageism barrier”, enabling her to play a wide variety of characters. Speaking at an in-conversation session, titled ‘Delivering Compelling Performances’, during the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here, the actor said an artiste’s age should not … Read more

IFFI 2023 | Karan Johar: ‘I am a proud feminist; choosing a female-led story is almost an instinct’

Karan Johar along with Sara Ali Khan during a panel discussion on the topic ‘Drawing inspiration from history to create an immersive cinematic experience for today’s audiences’ at the 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) | Photo Credit: ANI Speaking at the 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, filmmaker-producer Karan Johar … Read more

54th IFFI to be held from November 20 to 28 in Goa

Union Minister Anurag Thakur. | Photo Credit: SHASHI SHEKHAR KASHYAP Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Monday announced that the 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) would be held from November 20 to 28 in Goa. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Thakur said, ranked the fifth largest market globally, India’s media and entertainment industry was … Read more

Shekhar Kapur to serve as international competition jury head for IFFI 54

Renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur will be the jury head for the international competition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2023 in Goa next month. The five-member jury also includes cinematographer Jose Luis Alcaine, producers Jerome Paillard, Catherine Dussart and Helen Leake, said a press release. The International Jury will select the winner of … Read more