Now in its 50th year, IFFI is reckoned as one of Asia’s oldest and India’s biggest film festival. IFFI started its journey in 1952. Since then, each succeeding year has provided Indian and the foreign film enthusiasts with an opportunity to share ideas, skill and technology, promoting a common culture of film making and film viewing. In this enriching continuity, IFFI is now committed to make its Golden Jubilee year a memorable one.
50th IFFI is organized by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, through Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Government of India, in collaboration with the Government of Goa, through the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), and the Indian Film Industry. The permanent venue of festival is Goa.
With IFFI, Indian cinema interacted with the world cinema, beginning with participation of 23 countries in 1952, with nearly 70 countries in 2018. Growing in consistency with IFFI’s motto; ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (The whole world is a family). Alongside IFFI, Indian Cinema has also expanded in more than 35 regional languages, 50th IFFI will also showcase this unprecedented growth.
IFFI is also recognised by the International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations (FIAPF). 50th IFFI therefore also plans to create numerous co-production opportunities in various aspects of film production.
NARENDRA MODI, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
COL. RAJYAVARDHAN SINGH RATHORE
The Hon’ble Minister of State for Information
and Broadcasting launche the Film
Film Bazaar is the largest South Asian film market organised by the NFDC. Film Bazaar is a platform created to encourage creative and financial collaboration between the international and South Asian film fraternity. The Bazaar, now in its 11th edition, is focused on discovering, supporting and showcasing South Asian content and talent in the realm of filmmaking, production and distribution.
A converging point for film buyers and sellers from all over the world, it also aims at facilitating the sales of world cinema in the said region. Since 2007, Film Bazaar has evolved into South Asia’s global film market, witnessing an increased participation with every edition. The Bazaar is held from 20-24 November during the same period as the International Film Festival of India at Goa every year. The 10th edition of the market saw an attendance of 1206 delegates from 36 countries.