In hybrid format, IFFI plans to attract huge names and flicks

Organisers are getting ready to open the annual International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which returns to Goa in a hybrid format on November 20, with huge display screen names and titles to showcase.

The 52nd version of India’s largest competition will honour Hollywood stalwart Martin Scorsese and celebrated Hungarian filmmaker Istevan Szabo with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement award.

Organised in a hybrid format for the second yr in a row as a result of pandemic, streaming giants are set to play a serious position. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5, Voot and Sony Liv will take part on the competition via bodily and digital occasions.

“India is a land of storytellers; our tales have captured the imagination of the world,” mentioned Union I&B Minister Anurag Thakur, saying particulars in regards to the competition in New Delhi on Friday.

The competition will host India premiere of Netflix film The Power of Dog, by Jane Campion, who was named Best Director on the Venice Film Festival this yr.

Thakur mentioned that IFFI will present a platform to younger budding expertise from throughout India to attach with mainstream cinema filmmakers and the business. IFFI will invite 75 inventive minds below the age of 35 to work together with business leaders.