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Sunday, November 13, 2011

IFFI | 42nd IFFI to attain new level globally: Shankar Mohan

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With a focus on Russian, Polish, American cinema, screening of 3D, animation and films in other digital formats, the upcoming 42nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is set to reach a new level as a global brand. The 11-day event, the largest film festival in India, is all set to begin from November 23 in Goa with new sections being added to it to make it a platform for exchange and dissemination of film culture. "With its 42nd edition, IFFI is all set to go onto the next level as a global brand. The entire purpose behind the festival is to make it a meeting platform for people from the Indian film industry professionals and those coming from outside," IFFI Director Shankar Mohan told PTI. And to make it a better platform for world cinema, IFFI this year is focusing on films from the USA, Russia and Poland, besides introducing new sections on 3D and animation. "We have a nice package of films from the US this year. We see to it that the films screened are a value addition to our delegates. We have a classic section too every year for connoisseurs of cinema and this year some brilliant Russian films are included in it." Technological advances in world cinema will reflect in IFFI as well with sections for 3D and animated films. "We are having a whole section on 3D films for the first time, following which we shall have master classes and conferences on 3D. Digital cinema is growing in a big way. We are also curating a whole section on animation cinema," said Shankar. Animation movies like 'The Flying Machine' and 'Fat Bald Short Man' alongwith 3D movies like 'The Cave of Forgotten Dreams' and 'Hara Kiri: The Death of Samurai' will be screened.