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
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