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48th International Film Festival of India

The 48th International Film Festival of India was held on 20 to 28 November 2017 in Goa. "Celebrating the Future of Cinema" was set as the festival's theme and registrations were opened in early October 2017.[1]

48th International Film Festival of India
Awarded forBest of World cinema
Presented byDirectorate of Film Festivals
Presented on28 November 2017
Hosted byRajkummar Rao
Karan Johar
Radhika Apte
Zaira Wasim
Plabita Borthakur
Pritam Singh Wadhwa
Shweta Tripathi
Official websitewww.iffigoa.org
Highlights
Best Feature FilmBPM (Beats per Minute)
Lifetime achievementAtom Egoyan

Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh, who was appointed head of the jury of the Indian panorama section, resigned from the position on 14 November after alleging that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, that co-organizes the festival, dropped two films S Durga and Nude from screening in the Indian Panorama section, despite being chosen by the jury and without consulting them.[2][3] Two other members Apurva Asrani and Gyan Correa quit the jury the following day.[4]

Contents

WinnersEdit

Special AwardsEdit

Juries-mentorEdit

Indian PanoramaEdit

Feature filmsEdit

Non-feature filmsEdit

  • Sudhir Mishra, film director and screenwriter; President[6]
  • Tuhinabha Majumdar, film director and film writer
  • Shankhajeet De, filmmaker
  • Mithunchandra Chaudhari, film director
  • Shiny Jacob Benjamin, film producer, film director and writer
  • Tinni Mitra, film editor
  • K. G. Suresh, journalist and columnist

Official selectionsEdit

Special screeningsEdit

Opening filmEdit

Closing filmEdit

  • Thinking of Him [8]

International CompetitionEdit

Original title Director(s) Production country
Ana, mon amour Călin Peter Netzer Romania-Germany-France
BPM (Beats Per Minute) Robin Campillo France
Angels Wear White Vivian Qu China
Racer and the Jailbird Michaël R. Roskam Belgium-Netherlands-France
Dark Skull Kiro Russo Bolivia-Qatar
Freedom Jan Speckenbach Germany-Slovakia
The Great Buddha+ Huang Hsin-Yao Taiwan
Blank 13 Takumi Saito Japan
Marionette Lee Han-wook South Korea
Still Night Still Light Sophie Goyette Canada-China-Mexico
Shuttle Life Tan Seng Kiat Malaysia
A Man of Integrity Mohammad Rasoulof Iran
Kaccha Limboo Prasad Oak India-Marathi
Take Off Mahesh Narayan India-Malayalam
Village Rockstars Rima Das India-Assamese

Indian PanoramaEdit

Title Language Director(s)
Pihu (film) Hindi Vinod Kapri
Kshitij A Horizon Marathi Manouj Kadaamh
Kaccha Limboo Marathi Prasad Oak
Manusangada Tamil Amshan Kumar
Muramba Marathi Varun Narvekar
Railway Children Kannada Prithvi Konanur
Juze Konkani Miransha Naik
Newton Hindi Amit V. Masurkar
Pimpal Marathi Gajendra Ahire
Village Rockstars Assamese Rima Das
Maza Bhirbhira Marathi Yogesh Soman & Vivek Wagh
Maacher Jhol Bengali Pratim D. Gupta
Bishorjan Bengali Kaushik Ganguly
Take Off Malayalam Mahesh Narayan
Redu Marathi Sagar ChhayaVanjari
Rukh Hindi Atanu Mukherjee
Kadvi Hawa Hindi Nila Madhab Panda
Idak Marathi Deepak Gawade
Xhoixobote Dhemalite Assamese Bidyut Kotoky
Khyanikaa - The Lost Idea Oriya Amartya Bhattacharyya
Kaasav(Best Feature – 64th NFA) Marathi Sumitra Bhave & Sunil Sukthankar
Mainstream Cinema Selections Language Director(s)
Jolly LLB 2 Hindi Subhash Kapoor
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Telugu S.S. Rajamouli
Ventilator Marathi Rajesh Mapuskar
Poorna Hindi Rahul Bose
Meghnad Badh Rahasya Bengali Anik Datta

BRICSEdit

Out of the 30 films that were screened at the second BRICS Film Festival in June 2017 in China, seven award-winning were chosen to be screened.[9] |}

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Panfilov's 28 Men 28 панфиловцев / 28 panfilovtsev Kim Druzhinin, Andrey Shalopa Russia
Ayanda Ayanda Sara Blecher South Africa
The Second Mother Que Horas Ela Volta? / When is she coming back? Anna Muylaert Brazil
Nise: The Heart of Madness Nise: O Coração da Loucura Roberto Berliner Brazil
Where Has the Time Gone? Em que tempo vivemos? Walter Salles, Aleksey Fedorchenko,
Madhur Bhandarkar, Jia Zhangke, Jahmil X.T. Qubeka
Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa
Soul Mate Qi Yue Yu An Sheng Derek Tsang China
Turtle Kaasav Sumitra Bhave, Sunil Sukthankar India

Bond RetrospectiveEdit

Nine James Bond films were chosen to be featured to celebrate "over 50 years of James Bond's legacy".[10]

CommitteesEdit

Three committees — preview, steering and technical — were constituted by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting prior to inviting films for the festival. The Preview Committee, headed by filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri was set up to shortlist films for the festival. Filmmakers Jahnu Barua and Nagesh Kukunoor were named conveners of the steering and technical committees.[11]

Steering committeeEdit

A steering committee was set up composed of noted entertainment industry professionals:[1]

Film Preview CommitteeEdit

A 40-member Film Preview Committee was set up to "enhance the involvement of the Indian film industry".[1] Its members included:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Registration begins for 48th IFFI". The Hindu. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  2. ^ "48th International Film Festival of India: Days after two films dropped from fest, jury chief Sujoy Ghosh resigns". The Indian Express. 14 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Sujoy Ghosh quits as IFFI Indian Panorama section jury chief after I&B Ministry drops two films from lineup". The Hindu. 14 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  4. ^ "IFFI row hots up, two more jury members resign". The Economic Times. 15 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  5. ^ a b "IFFI 2017 complete winners list: Parvathy wins Best Actress; Amitabh Bachchan is 'Film Personality of The Year'".
  6. ^ a b "Indian Panorama 2017". iffigoa.org. Archived from the original on 15 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  7. ^ "'Beyond the clouds' by Majid Majidi to open IFFI 2017 on 20th November". iffigoa.org. Archived from the original on 15 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Pablo César's film on Rabindranath Tagore to close IFFI 2017". Archived from the original on 15 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  9. ^ "BRICSHome". iffigoa.org. Archived from the original on 15 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Bond Retrospective". iffigoa.org. Archived from the original on 15 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Director Vivek Agnihotri heads I&B Ministry constituted Preview Committee for IFFI 2017". The Times of India. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Steering Committee of IFFI 2017". iffigoa.org. Archived from the original on 15 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Preview Committee of IFFI 2017". iffigoa.org. Archived from the original on 15 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.

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