Come IFFI 2019, the golden jubilee edition of the International Film Festival of India, and the activities of this premier film festival of the country will shift from Campal to the new IFFI Complex, the state-of-the-art infrastructure, which the government has conceptualised for this annual cinematic event.
Speaking further, Ameya Abhyankar, the Chief Executive Officer of the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), a partner of the directorate of film festival in organising the mega film event, said that several models of such infrastructure around the globe including those in US and China as also at the venue of the Cannes Film Festival, are being studied for the purpose.
“We want this infrastructure to sink in Goa, which is emerging as the tourist destination,” he observed, maintaining that the new IFFI Complex to be constructed at an estimated cost of between Rs 1,000 crore and Rs 1,500 crore, will accommodate 6,000 to 8,000 people, and have features like a convention centre, 10 to 15 multiplex screens and an exhibition space, besides other things.
Speaking further, Abhyankar said that the infrastructure would be scalable and flexible, and further could be fine tuned as per the requirement. “The government already has land in its possession for the purpose,” he revealed, mentioning that the entire project would be completed on public-private partnership (PPP). It was also informed that the particular infrastructure would be put to use for major international events, during rest of the year.