There are various other film festivals around the world that honor movies for their excellence. The 50th edition of IFFI has chosen to honor and celebrate the glory of Indian and international cinema by acknowledging cinematic creations over the last 5 decades. IFFI curates an amalgamation of old and new, unconventional, brave and wild cinematic experience for the film enthusiasts who will embrace this 9-day long festival at Goa.
IFFI has always been a platform that celebrates films from across the world and the festival takes this opportunity to pay humble respect to some of the classics of all time made by some of the most respected names of the industry.
Movies that gained recognition internationally at various other film festivals like Cannes film festival, Venice film festival, Berlin international film festival, Mumbai international film festival, Sundance film festival, Busan international film festival and many more will be featured as part of IFFI this year.
Some of these sought after films are:
- Venice Film Festival Horizon Award Best Actor winner “A Son” by Mehdi Barsaoui
- India Premiere of “And Then We Danced” by Levan Akin which had won 9 international awards
- Cannes Jury Prize winner “Bacurau” co-directed by Juliano Dornelles and Kleber Mendonça Filho with 9 international awards
- India Premiere of Locarno Film Festival winner “Echo” by Rúnar Rúnarsson
- India Premiere of Silver Berlin Bear Best Director winner “I was at Home, But” by Angela Schanelec
- India Premiere of “La belle époque” by Nicolas Bedos
- India Premiere of “Lara” by Jan Ole Gerster
- Cannes Best Actress winner “Little Joe” by Jessica Hausner
- India Premiere of Karlovy Vary Crystal Globe Best Director winner “Patrick” by Tim Mielants
- India Premiere of Silver Berlin Bear Best Screenplay winner “Piranhas” by Claudio Giovannesi
- India Premiere of Cannes Best Screenplay winner “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” by Céline Sciamma
- Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner with 9 international awards “Queen of Hearts” by May el-Toukhy
- India Premiere of Berlin Silver Bear Best Actor and Actress winner “So Long My Son” by Xiaoshuai Wang
- India Premiere of Serbian film “Stitches” with 10 international awards directed by Miroslav Terzic
- Golden Berlin Bear Best Film winner “Synonyms” by Nadav Lapid
- Most sought after film of the year “System Crasher” with 10 international awards by Nora Fingscheidt
- Tremors by Jayro Bustamante
- India Premiere of Crystal Globe Best Film winner at Karlovy Vary Film Festival “The Father” by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov
- India Premiere of Venice FIPRESCI Prize winner “Blanco en blanco” directed by Théo Court.
- Guest Of Honor by Lifetime Achievement Award Winner of IFFI 2017 Atom Egoyan
From the Oscars we have:
- Casablanca by Michael Curtiz
- Gone With the Wind by Victor Fleming
- Ben Hur and The Best Years of our Lives by William Wyler
- All About Eve by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
- Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean
- The Sound of Music by Robert Wise
- The Godfather by Francis Ford Coppola
- The Silence of the Lambs by Jonathan Demme
- Forrest Gump by Robert Zemeckis
All these films have not only won the Best Film award at the Oscars but also had been nominated in other categories at the Oscars and have amongst them won several awards. The films in this category are some of the most popular and evergreen Hollywood classics which cinephiles and film enthusiasts would love to eagerly watch on the big screen at the 50th IFFI.
These films celebrate the dynamic and bold efforts in filmmaking from various countries that will be honored at the festival. The 50th is a platform that serves as a bridge between films and viewers from around the world and opens new vistas in terms of cinephilia.