The International Film Festival of India 2019 is less than a month away and this year’s Steering Committee is being spearheaded by big names like Karan Johar, Madhur Bhandarkar, Subhash Ghai and Siddharth Roy Kapur to name a few. Each year, IFFI brings something new to the table and one can only expect this film festival to be bigger and better this edition.
So here are 5 reasons why you shouldn’t miss out on this year’s festival.
- Enjoy New Film Sections Introduced for the first time
IFFI 2019 aims at showcasing cinematic talent for you to see, with a brand-new range of Film Sections like Master Frames, Soul of Asia, Retrospective on Ken Loach, Silent Films with Live Music, Oscar Retrospective, Restored Indian Classics, this year’s festival promises to be a new experience in cinema.
Spanning across 9 days, this year’s IFFI will feature films from countries around the world. Each year a particular country is given focus at the festival to encourage cultural exchange and promote the friendly bond that exists between India and them. This year, Russia may be on board as the country of focus. So, be sure to expect a vast array of films that depict its rich culture.
Don’t miss your chance to watch the awarding winning films that have been showcased in famous film festivals around the world such as Cannes, Toronto International Film Festival and the Oscars. In addition to these, you also get to witness Film Premieres of critically acclaimed films.
- Attend Star Studded Red Carpet Events
Register to be a delegate of IFFI 2019 and witness the star studded red carpet that has been graced by famous celebrities from India and around the world in its previous editions, like Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Susan Sarandon, Raj Kumar Rao, Radhika Apte, Michelle Yeoh, Anupam Kher, Rajinikanth, Dev Patel, A.R. Rahman and the late Sri Devi to name a few.
While the Inaugural and Closing ceremonies are an invite-only affair, as a festival delegate, you get to enjoy so much more. Get an opportunity to spectate the grand Red Carpet Celebrity Appearances and interactions with your favorite celebrities, here at IFFI 2019.
- Interact with the Masters of the Industry
Attend specially curated masterclasses given experts in different fields such as directors, cinematographers, sound editors etc. In the previous years, famous filmmakers like Subhash Ghai, Nitish Tiwari, Atom Egoyan, Mukesh Chhabra, Peter Hein, Dan Wolman and Oscar winning sound mixer Craig Mann have delivered enriching and valuable masterclasses that left the auditoriums jam packed.
- Participate in Panel Discussions & Workshops
You can also be a part of panel discussions on various topics related to film-making and various facets of Film Industry as a whole. Interact with directors, actors and other big wigs of the Indian Film Fraternity and renowned personalities from World Cinema, during workshops and interactive sessions where they talk about their experiences and give advice to budding actors and filmmakers.
- Revel in the Goan atmosphere
Goa is a land where there’s a burst of life and culture in every corner and is sure to leave you absolutely content and wishing for more. Goa, which has been hosting the International Film Festival of India since 2004, is all set to celebrate its 50th edition this November from the 20th to 28th. It is a festival that embodies the spirit of movies from all genres of society and there is definitely something for everyone here.
Furthermore, the Goan atmosphere brings its own charm to this already energetic, colorful and effervescent festival, thereby enhancing your regular experience of IFFI.
How to become an IFFI 2019 Delegate
All you have to do to register as a delegate is click here and then sign into your account or create a new one. Click on the option ‘Delegate’ and fill out your form. You shall get a confirmation email soon thereafter.
If you’re a student above the age of 18 and are studying in a Film or Mass communication Institute, you can register to be a delegate for free as IFFI 2019 would life to make the festival accessible to all.
Registrations will be closing soon, so hurry up and don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience cinematic masterpieces along with the sun sea and sand only at IFFI 2019.