In Pictures: IFFI Goa 2016

Each day at IFFI Goa 2016 was jam packed with movie screenings, press conferences, red carpet events, premieres, and more!

Here’s a quick peek at some of the photo highlights of IFFI 2016:

Inaugural Ceremony

With the likes of the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Venkaiah Naidu and several other dignitaries, the 47th edition of IFFI started on a high note. The ceremony featured several performances wound around the main theme of the evening, “Woman Empowerment.” It ended with the felicitation of S.P. Balasubramaniam, the winner of the Centenary Award and Im Kwon Taek, the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

DAY 1 – November 21, 2016

Thousands of delegates poured in on the first day of IFFI. The Country Focus of the festival (The Republic of Korea) was inaugurated, along with the Indian Panorama. The Red Carpet was full of celebrity appearances as well, of the cast and crew of several movies being screened. Meanwhile at Film Bazaar, the famous director of Jab We Met fame, Imtiaz Ali graced the stage of Knowledge Series.

DAY 2 – November 22, 2016

The second day was a melange of events like the Open Forum Inauguration, a Masterclass by filmmaker Richie Mehta from Canada, a Talkathon apart from our usual Red Carpet happenings. An In Conversation session with Vani Tripathi, Tannishtha Chatterjee & Anirudha Roy Choudhary also took place.

DAY 3 – November 23, 2016

Day 3 marked the first International Premiere at IFFI 2016 of ‘Like Cotton Twines’, an African drama. Also, the Let’s Talk Series – a collaboration between SAF and IFFI began. Under Workshops, Rosalie Varda and Sid Ganis were the mentors for the day. Apart from these, the cast and crew of the Indian Films – Mantra, Amdavad Ma Famous and Irudi Suttru walked the Red Carpet.

DAY 4 – November 24, 2016

Halfway through the festival, the Mid-Fest film Tamara’ s Red Carpet event and the Mid-Fest Conference took place. A huge audience gathered for the masterclass on Action-Direction by Peter Hein. The day concluded with the Let’s Talk conversation between Naved Khan, the famous Radio Mirchi RJ  and Jeeveshu Ahluwalia on the topic Is crass the new comedy?” at Watson’s.

DAY 5 – November 25, 2016

Day 5 saw numerous Bollywood celebrities like Nana Patekar, Mahesh Manjrekar, Kunal Kappor, Director of Sultan – Ali Abbas Zafar etc. walking down the red carpet.They also addressed the media during their respective Press Conferences. Enough to say that it was indeed a star-studded affair.

DAY 6 – November 26, 2016 

The last few days of the festival still boasted of three world premieres – Our Mother, Son of War & Don’t Forget About Me. Oscar nominated cinematographer Robert Yeoman conducted a masterclass in cinematography. The cast and crew of Goa’s only Konkani film K Sera Sera graced the Red Carpet. The weekend also brought in the Goa Fashion Weekend held at Kala Academy.

DAY 7 – November 27, 2016

The last world premiere of the festival was Alma De Sant Pere, which was attended by the actors and director of the movie. Academy award-winning American film editor Alan Heim conducted a workshop on editing. The International Jury shed some light on the film selection in the competitive category at a Press Conference. Though the festival was approaching its end, it saw no shortage of glamour. The festival was visited by Soha Ali Khan Pataudi, Pooja Hegde and Manoj Joshi.


DAY 8 – November 28, 2016

And thus, the curtains came down on the 47th edition of IFFI. The Jury announced the winners of different categories under the International Competitions. The award for the Best Director went to Soner Caner and Baris Kaya for the film Rauf and the Best Film award went to the film Daughter. Hosted by Shriya Saran and Gaurav Kapur, The Ceremony came to a close with some powerful performances by Sachin-Jigar and Benny Dayal. The Minister Of State for Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore, Hon. Governor of Goa Smt. Mridula Sinha, Director of Baahubali, S.S. Rajamouli and Shatrughan Sinha were also present for the ceremony.

 If 2016 was this grand, you can only imagine what the 48th Edition of the International Film Festivalof India, 2017 will have in store for you.

Till then, its Au Revoir from IFFI.

Photos by  Cam-Catches

Post by Aishwarya Krishnan