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Superstar Amitabh Bachchan to be Honoured at IFFI Goa 2019, Special films to be screened. List below

The 50th International Film Festival of India, 2019 will screen 200 films from 76 countries, along with films screened with audio description for visually impaired. Superstar Amitabh Bachchan to be honored for his contribution to Cinema at the film event...


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The 50th International Film Festival of India, 2019 will be held from November 20-28 in Goa and will witness over 200 best films from 76 countries, 26 feature films and 15 non-feature films in the Indian panorama section. With Russia as the partner country at the film festival this year, around 10,000 film lovers are expected to participate in the golden jubilee edition.

The Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Shri Prakash Javadekar stated that to celebrate IFFI’s Golden Jubilee edition, 12 prominent films in different languages that have completed 50 years in 2019 , will be showcased from 20th to 28th November. The minister also announced that Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner Amitabh Bachchan's selected seven or eight films will also be showcased at the movie gala.

“Dada Saheb Phalke Award winner Shri. Amitabh Bachchan’s outstanding contribution to Cinema will be honored and celebrated through a package of his impactful and entertaining films in the 50th edition”, said Shri Javadekar.

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Indian Panorama is a flagship section of IFFI, which showcases the best of contemporary Indian Feature and Non-Feature Films of the years. This year, the Feature Film Jury was headed by acclaimed filmmaker and screenwriter Shri Priyadarshan. The Jury has chosen the film HELLARO (Gujarati) directed by Abhishek Shah as the Opening Feature Film of Indian Panorama 2019. The feature film jury, headed by filmmaker and screenwriter Priyadarshan selected the 2018 film as the opening movie.

The 26 films to be screened under the feature film section include Lijo Jose Pellissery's "Jallikettu", "In The Land Of Poison Women", directed by Manju Borah, Aditya Dhar's "Uri: The Surgical Strike", Hrithik Roshan-starrer "Super 30", Ayushmann Khurrana-led "Badhaai Ho" and India's official entry of Oscars, "Gully Boy", helmed by Zoya Akhtar.

The Non-Feature Jury was headed by well-known documentary filmmaker Shri Rajendra Janglay, and selected the film “Nooreh” directed by Ashish Pandey as the Opening non-feature film of Indian Panorama 2019. The other films that will be screened under this section include "Bohubritta", "The Secret Life of Frogs", "Gadhul", "ShabdhikunnaKalpa" and "Mamatva",

For the very first time, a film festival will screen films for the visually impaired with audio description. 

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