Once you arrive in Goa for IFFI 2017, here what you need to do:
(After your delegate registration is confirmed)
The festival starts up bright and early at 8am, only dimming down by late evening, at 9pm. Often, late movie screenings still run past 1:30pm.
Please ensure you have your travel sorted before, or hire a taxi. Taxi rates may go higher, if not booked in advance.
The Goa Medical College was built in 1927 and is the oldest modern medical institution in Asia. The period look of this building is evident from its Roman, Neo- classical and Gothic style; semi-circular arched windows, wooden ceilings, Gothic style window panes, porches and pillars resembling the Doric Order.
During the festival, the GMC building functions as:
The Palace of Maquinezes or Palacio dos Maquinezes was built in 1702 and originally belonged to two brothers, Diago da Costa de Ataide e Tieve and Cristovam da Cost de Ataide e Tieve, known as the Maquinezes.
In 1842, the Portuguese used the nearly 150-year old Palace to house a medical institution – Goa Medical College – that was later occupied by the Dept. of Food and Drugs Administration, Govt. of Goa.
Today, in its new refurbished avatar, the Palacio dos Maquinez houses the offices of the Entertainment Society of Goa.
During the festival, the Maquinez Palace hosts:
The cultural hub of Goa, the Kala Academy was established in 1969, and functions as the principal institution for the promotion of art and culture in the State of Goa. Designed by Charles Correa, it is situated on the banks of the River Mandovi along the Panaji-Dona Paula road.
During the festival, you will find at Kala Academy:
Built in a record time of 100 days to host the 35th International Film Festival of India, Goa, 2004; the Multiplex Theatre is situated behind the Old GMC complex – a perfect blend of modern technology using Goan architectural sensibilities.
On par with international standard movie equipment in a state-of-the-art setting, the Multiplex hosts four auditoriums with a total seating capacity of 1,272 seats:
During the festival, Inox is where you’ll find:
Set against the picturesque riverfront of Campal along the River Mandovi is a one kilometer stretch of tiled footpath built under the canopy of verdant green rain trees. The path is ideally suited for morning joggers or evening walkers, and turns festive during IFFI.
During the festival, a walk along the Corniche leads to:
The Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium or Multipurpose Indoor Stadium is an indoor stadium located in the campus of Goa University at Taleigao.
The stadium was constructed for the 2014 Lusophonia Games. It is named after Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, former Indian politician and the founder of Bharatiya Janata Sangh.
The stadium has a seating capacity of 4000.
During the festival, the stadium functions as the venue for: