International Film Festival of India (IFFI)

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The 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) recently commenced with a grand opening ceremony at the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium in Panaji, Goa.

About International Film Festival of India (IFFI)

  • It was founded in 1952 under the patronage of the first Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, and was organized by the Films Division, Government of India. 
  • The first edition of the event was held in Mumbai, which in the subsequent years moved to Calcutta, Delhi, Madras, and Trivandrum.
  • Since its third edition, the event has become competitive.
  • IFFI was moved to Goa permanently in 2004, and since then it has become a competitive and annual event. Since then, the Government of Goa and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting jointly conducts this festival.
  • It is the only film festival in South Asia that is accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers and Associations (FIAPF).
  • The IFFI aims at providing a common platform for the cinemas of the world to project the excellence of film art, contributing to the understanding and appreciation of the film cultures of different nations in the context of their social and cultural ethos, and promoting friendship and cooperation among people around the world.
  • It also inspires and encourages Indian cinema to stand on par with the international ones and showcase its potential.

International Federation of Film Producers and Associations (FIAPF)

  • It is an international organisation representing film producers across the world.
  • With 37 producer organisations, across 30 countries on five continents, FIAPF is dedicated to the defence and promotion of the legal, economic, and creative interests of film producers throughout the world.
  • FIAPF is an advocate for producers and helps formulate policies and coordinate political action in many key areas of the industry.

Q1) Which is the first Indian Cinema?

Raja Harishchandra is a 1913 silent film, directed and directed and produced by Dadasaheb Phalke. It is widely regarded as the first full-length feature film ever made inIndia, and it premiered on May 3, 1913, at the Coronation Cinema in Mumbai (then Bombay).The film tells the story of King Harishchandra, a legendary ruler from ancient India who was known for his honesty and integrity.

Source: IFFI 2023: 54th International Film Festival of India kicks off in Goa with starry opening ceremony