Category Archives: IFFI

Goa govt seeks total control over IFFI

Goa government has shown interest to host International Film Festival of India (IFFI) on its own from this year onwards refusing to grant more powers to the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry in holding the annual event. State government-run Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), has decided to convey it to the Union I&B ministry that the […]

Goa IFFI 2012: Attendance far lower than expected at IFFI 2012

The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) and the directorate of film festivals (DFF) claimed that a record number of close to 13,000 delegates registered for the 43rd International Film Festival of India ( Iffi), which was held in Goa from November 20 to 30, 2012. But the delegates present at the festival venue were far lower […]

Goa IFFI-IFFI needs short film centre, better films: Delegates

Has Goa’s hosting of the 43rd international film festival of India (Iffi) been better or worse than the previous editions it has staged? STOI spoke to festival delegates to gauge the performance by the hosts with most saying that much more can be done to make Iffi better. While Indian cinema celebrating its centenary year of […]

Goan displays collection of 2,000 lyrics books at IFFI

Coinciding with the IFFI theme of celebrating the centenary year of Indian cinema, a die hard film buff from Goa has come up with a record collection of 2,000 books of lyrics of Hindi film songs from yesteryear’s including some classics. Surendra Pai Palondicar from Margao city of Goa came to the ongoing International Film festival of India with […]

IFFI delegate arrested for laptop theft

An IFFI delegate from Kerala was arrested in Panaji, Goa on Monday in connection with the theft of festival director Shankar Mohan’s laptop, police said. Thrissur-based Manydas K Venu, who is in Goa to participate in the ten-day cinema fest, was arrested from his hotel room this  morning and the laptop was recovered from him, […]