The registration of delegates for the forthcoming 48th edition of the International Film Festival of India, to be held in the city from November 20 to 28 is open on the official festival website, www.iffigoa.org
The registration can be done till November 15, with Rs 1,000 as the delegate registration fee, while the late registration would attract an additional fee of Rs 300. The delegate registrations for film institute students will be at no cost.
An annual event in the global film festival calendar, the International Film Festival of India 2017 will be celebrating the future of cinema.
The 48th edition of IFFI is being led by a steering committee comprising noted Indian entertainment industry professionals such as Jahnu Barua, Nagesh Kukunoor, Shoojit Sircar, Shaji N Karun, Anand Gandhi, Piyush Pandey, Prasoon Joshi, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Vani Tripathi, Tikoo, Meren Imchen, Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, Bharat Bala and the director of the National Film Development Corporation.
In order to enhance the involvement of the Indian film industry, a 40-member Film Preview Committee has also been set up comprising industry professionals from across the country.
The members include filmmakers such as Vivek Agnihotri, Nitesh Tiwari, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Bhaskar Hazarika, and actors namely Gautami Tadimalla, Hrishitaa Bhatt, and Pallavi Joshi, besides noted critics and writers, Khalid Mohammed, Saibal Chatterjee and Bhawana Somaaya, among others.
IFFI 2017 will showcase the best of recent international cinema, along with special sections such as Retrospectives, BRICS Award-Winning films, Homages and an Indian Panorama Section featuring the best of Indian cinema produced in the past year, with the aim of providing a platform for young creative minds to interact, view and learn.
There will be a host of Masterclass programmes conducted by eminent film practitioners and panel discussions featuring a diverse range of distinguished personalities discussing topics of interest for film enthusiasts.
A series of new initiatives and film packages for the festival will also be unveiled in the coming days.