IFFI to honour Amitabh Bachchan for his contribution to cinema: 09.10.2019

IFFI में दादा साहब फाल्के पुरस्कार विजेता अमिताभ बच्चन को सम्मानित किया जाएगा

Points to Remember:

  • The 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will honour and showcase Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner Amitabh Bachchan’s selected films at the festival, Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said.
  • The festival will be held from 20th-28th November in Goa and will screen over 200 films from 76 countries.
  • The minister said Uri: The Surgical Strike, Gully Boy, Super 30, and Badhaai Ho will also be screened at the 50th IFFI, which is celebrating its golden jubilee edition.
  • This year the feature film jury is being headed by acclaimed filmmaker and screenwriter Priyadarshan.
  • The jury has chosen Hellaro, a Gujarati film, helmed by Abhishek Shah as the opening feature film of the Indian Panorama, 2019.
  • Ashish Pandey’s Nooreh has been selected as opening film in the Non-Feature Film category of Indian Panorama. The Non-Feature Jury is headed this year by well-known documentary filmmaker Rajendra Janglay .

About International Film Festival of India (IIFI):

  • Awarded for: Excellence in cinematic achievements
  • Location: Goa, India
  • Presented by: Directorate of Film Festivals
  • First awarded: 1965
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. Which bollywood megastar will be honoured by screening his most ‘impactful’ films at the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI)? Amitabh Bachchan
  2. Name a Gujarati film, which has been choosen as the opening feature film of the Indian Panorama, 2019? Hellaro
  3. In which year, first edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was held in Mumbai? 1965

 

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