A R Rehman chief guest of IFFI closing

GOANEWS DESK, PANAJI | 17 November 2015 20:14 IST

India’s Oscar-winner musician A R Rehman will be the chief guest at the closing ceremony of the 46th edition of the International Film Festival of India, in Goa.

The 11-day IFFI, beginning in Panaji from Friday this week, will be opened by India’s Bollywood film star Anil Kapoor.

The announcement in this regard was made today, following a review meeting by Information and Broadcasting ministry, along with Directorate of Film Festivals, Goa government and Entertainment Society of Goa.

India’s biggest international film festival will screen this year 187 films from 89 countries, to be opened with ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’, directed by Mathew Brown and based on India’s mathematical genius Ramanujan.

‘El Clan’, the Argentina’s Oscar entry, would be the closing film of IFFI.

The Indian Panorama, on the other hand, would be opened with a Sanskrit film ‘Prayamanasam’, a third feature film ever made in Sanskrit in India.

The ninth edition of the Film Bazaar by the National Film Development Corporation would be another major highlight of IFFI, which would also be attended by music maestro Rehman.

The Film Bazaar would focus over 150 film projects at various stages, from mere screenplays to rough cuts.

According to organisers, over 7000 delegates have already registered for the 11-day mega event of international films, held in Goa permanently since 2004. 

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