Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement award

Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura, who received the Golden Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival for Deprisa Deprisa, along with two Silver Bears for La caza and Peppermint Frappe, a BAFTA for Carmen and three awards at Cannes, among several others, will be honoured with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award and an eight-film retrospective at IFFI. 

The announcement was made by the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, L Murugan in New Delhi. The international section is an important and focused area of this time, and more than 180 films have been selected to screen at the festival. The Minister informed that a children’s film package, suggested by UNICEF, has been introduced for the first time in IFFI, and which would include the screening of about seven films.

About the 53rd IFFI:

The 53rd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is set to be held between November 20 and 28. According to the official statement, The IFFI has also announced the line-up for its Indian Panorama segment in which several feature and non-feature films will be showcased. The Austrian film ‘Alma and Oskar’, directed by Dieter Berner, will open the annual festival while Krzysztof Zanussi’s ‘Perfect Number’ is the closing film.

Source: https://iffigoa.org


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