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International Film Festival of India, Goa

International Film Festival of India, Goa
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
Government of India

Goa Address:
OLD GMC Building, Complex
Panaji, Goa
phone +91-83-22 43 42 22
fax +91-83-22 43 52 22

Delhi Address/ Head Office:
Sirifort Cultural Complex
August Kranti Marg
110049 New Delhi
phone +91-11 - 26 49 04 57
fax +91-11- 26 49 72 14
email: ddiffi.dff@nic.in

Festival Director
Mr. C. Senthil RAJAN

Year of Foundation 1970

Event Date from 20 November 2019 till 28 November 2019

in Goa, India

Sections International Competition; Non-competition (World Panorama), Foreign Retrospectives, Tributes, Indian Panorama, Country-Focus, Film Bazaar

Terms of Entry International Competition: only feature films, min. 70 min. Films must have been completed between 1st September 2018 and 31 August 2019; films should not have been released/ shown in India or presented in any other Indian Festival before

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format 35 mm, DCP, Blu-ray

Registration Deadline 31 August 2019

Fees none

Attendance Figures 3,000

Participants of the Film Industry distributors, cinema owners, producers, buyers, sellers, casting agents, festival scouts

Prizes/Awards Best Film (ca. 50,000 €, shared between Director and Producer), Best Director (ca. 19,000 €), Best Actor/Actress (ca. 12,000 €), Special Jury Award (ca. 18,000 €), Lifetime Achievement Award (ca. 12,000 €), Centenary Award, Best Debut Feature Film of a director (ca. 12,000€)

German Films


International Competition
ÁGA by Milko Lazarov (BG/DE/FR, 42film)
DONBASS by Sergei loznitsa (DE/UA/FR/NL/RO, ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)

Centenary Award for the Best Debut Feature Film of a Director
VOLCANO by Roman Bondarchuk (UA/DE, elemag pictures)

Festival Kaleidoscope
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUIL by Lars von Trier (DK/FR/DE/SE, Zentropa Köln)
TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie (RO/DE/CZ/BG/FR, Rohfilm Productions)
AYKA by Sergei Dvortsevoy (RU/DE/PL/KZ/CN, Pallas Film)

World Panorama
3 DAYS IN QUIBERON (3 TAGE IN QUIBERON) by Emily Atef (DE/AT/FR, Rohfilm Productions)
ARTHUR & CLAIRE by Miguel Alexandre (DE/AT/NL, Tivoli Film Produktion)
THE ASPERN PAPERS by Julien Landais (GB/DE, Summerstrm Entertainment)
THE BRA (VOM LOKFÜHRER, DER DIE LIEBE SUCHTE) by Veit Helmer (DE/AZ, Veit Helmer-Filmproduktion)
COLETTE by Wash Westmoreland (GB/HU/DE)
DAUGHTER OF MINE by Laura Bisouri (IT/DE/CH, Match Factory Productions)
THE HAPPY PRINCE by Rupert Everett (DE/BE/IT, maze pictures)
THE HEIRESSES by Marcelo Martinessi (PY/DE/UY/BR/NO/FR, Pandora Filmproduktion)
HIGH LIFE by Claire Denis (DE/FR/GB/PL/US, Pandora Filmproduktion)
IN THE AISLES (IN DEN GÄNGEN) by Thomas Stuber (IT/DE, Sommerhaus Filmproduktion, Rotor Film, Departures Film)
LEMONADE by Ioana Uricaru (DE/GB/DK, ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)
SEALED LIPS by Bernd Böhlich (Mafilm)

Country Focus
WALTZ WITH BASHIR by Ari Folman (IL/FR/DE, Razor Film Produktion)

ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal
THE MERCY OF THE JUNGLE by Joel Karakezi (BE/FR/DE, Perfect Shot Films)
THE SILENT REVOLUTION (DAS SCHWEIGENDE KLASSENZIMMER) by Lars Kraume (Akzente Film& Fernsehproduktion, zero one film, Studiocanal Film)

Media Coverage high ranking TV representatives from India, journalists from all media

Specific Characteristics Recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) as Competitive Spezialised Feature Film Festival.

Evaluation The oldest and largest international film festival in India used to travel around India, but since 2004 is based in Goa. The festival is completely sponsored by the Government. Interesting co-production market (Film Bazar), generous provisions for a limited number of international guests. Although very open for European cinema, the festival has organisational problems.

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