Goa is set to host the 51st edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) from January 16-24. The week long festival aims at providing a platform to filmmakers from across the globe to showcase their work while promoting art and cultural exchange. This festival is jointly hosted by the Government of Goa and Directorate of Film Festivals, under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
About International Film Festival of India (IFFI)
Established : 1952
Organised : Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Government of Goa
Hosting Country : India
Started way back in 1952, the first ever IFFI was organized by Government of India, with the patronage of the first Prime Minister of India – Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) aims at providing a common platform to the cinemas across the world to project the excellence of the art of film making. This India’s most prestigious festival is also the first International Film Festival held anywhere in Asia.
Sources : PIB