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Lights, camera, but low on action

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The much hyped and talked about opening ceremony of the 43rd IFFI was low on action despite having action khiladi, Akshay Kumar as chief guest. The ceremony started with formal speeches by ministers and bureaucrats. As usual they were very formal in nature and not much to write about.

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‘Censorship is an ugly way to improve our life’

By Sachin Chatte

His first visit to India was close to four decades ago and subsequently he has been a regular visitor to India. This trip though, is a special one because while we celebrate 100 years of Indian Cinema, Krzysztof Zanussi the renowned Polish film maker, who will be conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Time to celebrate the magic of cinema

By Sachin Chatte

IFFI, as it is popularly known, is Asia’s oldest film festival, which started in 1952, a year after the Berlin film festival. Cannes started in 1946 and Venice in 1932, the year of origin comparison is purely out of academic interest since there is very little to compare otherwise. The Berlin festival is held in close to 60 screens with approximately 3.5 lakh tickets.

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Films to Look Forward To

by sachin chatte

The 43rd edition of the International Film Festival of India promises a spread of films from all around the globe. 162-odd films from 70 countries will be screened during the next 10 days, apart from feature and non-feature films from the Indian Panorama.

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IFFI all set to take its digitalised Avatar

As preparations for the 43rd edition of the International Film Festival of India, to be inaugurated in the city on November 20, are moving towards completion, the mega film festival is itself going through a paradigm shift, with its new avatar having most film screenings in the digital form, replacing the age old 35 mm format.

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A Goan treat for delegates

This is probably the first time in eight years that delegates from all over will get a chance to taste authentic Goan food during IFFI Goa, at the venue. The air of the Inox courtyard will be filled with the aroma of sannas, pole, patoli and prawn kismur to name a few. The food stall aptly named "Goan Aswad" will serve the best of Goan food.

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Colombian film, Porfirio wins Golden Peacock

The Colombian film, Porfirio, which narrates the tale of middle-aged Porfirio, who is confined to a wheelchair after police shoot him in the back, won the Golden Peacock Award for the best film, a certificate and ` 20 lakh, in the International Competition section of the 42nd International Film Festival of India.

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Beauty and the Best

By Sachin Chatte

Given her striking features, there is every chance that you might mistake her for an actress. Loveleen Tandan could have well been one, but her forte lies elsewhere. She was on board as the casting director of the acclaimed film Slumdog Millionaire and also went on to become the co-director of the film. She spends a lot of time in Goa nowadays, but at this year’s IFFI, she was a part of the jury that selected films for the Indian Panorama.

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