Established : 1952
Organiser : Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Government of Goa
Hosting Country : India
Started way back in 1952, the first ever IFFI was organized by the 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 is the the first International Film Festival held anywhere in Asia.
The First IFFI inaugural edition at Bombay (now called as Mumbai) started off at a positive note. The festival was subsequently taken to the cities of Madras, Delhi and Calcutta in the next few years. The efforts of the Government of Goa under the leadership of the then Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar brought IFFI to Goa (The land of Sun, Sand and Sea) from Trivandrum in 2004, over a decade’s presence in Goa.