52nd International Film Festival of India to commence in January in Goa

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52nd International Film Festival of India to commence in January in Goa

The festival has invited five of India's major OTT players to participate

52nd International Film Festival of India to commence in January in Goa

The 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI, Goa) will be held in a hybrid (online and offline) format from January 16 to 24, 2022. The week-long festival aims to give filmmakers worldwide a platform to showcase their work while promoting art and cultural exchange. The annual IFFI on the beach is scheduled for November 20 to 28, 2021.

The festival will be co-organised by the Directorate of Film Festivals, the Goa government, and the Indian film industry. The International Federation of Film Producers Associations has given IFFI its stamp of approval. The festival, which takes place every year, honours some of the best national and international films across several genres.

For the first time, the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will host films, shows, and masterclasses by key streaming platforms — Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5, Voot, and SonyLIV.

The International Federation knows IFFI of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF). Every year, the festival celebrates some of the finest cinematic works and showcases a bouquet of the best films from India and around the world.

Another first for IFFI will be screening films from the five BRICS nations during the BRICS film festival, which will run concurrently with the leading film festival.

The festival has invited five of India's major OTT players to participate. For the first time, the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will host films, shows, and masterclasses by key streaming platforms — Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5, Voot, and SonyLIV.

This collaboration is an initiative by the festival organisers to embrace technology and adapt to changing times. A three-day virtual masterclass will be held with one of the OTT players by Gobelins-School L'image, a renowned Paris-based school of image and arts.

The lineup of international films competing at the festival has been revealed. The best feature-length fiction films from around the world are chosen to compete for section. The Golden Peacock and other awards are given to the top 15 films of the year.

The lineup includes 50 films from around the world, including eight from Germany and six from France. There are also films from the United States, Italy, Greece, and the Netherlands.

The 52nd IFFI will feature films from the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, South Africa, China, and India) countries. Instead of a single country of focus, as is customary for each IFFI, all five BRICS nations will be featured as focus countries at IFFI 2021.