49th International Film Festival of India opens in Panaji, Goa
It showcases New India through a variety of genres of cinema, including history, action, romance and sports. The Country of Focus is Israel. Ten films from Israel will be screened at the festival while the state of focus is Jharkhand, with Jharkhand Day being celebrated on the 24th November as part of the festival.
The theme of this grand event is New India through a variety of genres of cinema.
This year as an extension of the Khelo India Branding, Indian Sports Biopics will also be screened including Mary Kom, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and MSD: The untold story. Karan Johar sat down in conversation with Akshay Kumar from Gold and olympic medal winner and Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore. The grand show included a tribute to iron man Sardar Patel.
This edition of the festival will showcase 212 films from over 68 countries which reflects diversity of taste. International Competition section has 15 films out of which 3 are Indian.
Competition section represents films produced and co-produced by 22 countries. 26 feature and 21 non – feature Indian films will be screened in the Indian Panorama section.
There will be special screenings of ‘Sholay’ and ‘Hichki’ with audio description under this section.