IFFI 2015 - Highlights Part 1

By: Amit Agarwal

The following are the highlights of IFFI-2015 (Part 1 of 2)

·        The festival received an impressive 790 film entries from 100 countries. This year, the World Cinema section will present around 187 films in various sections from 89 countries.

-        Written and directed by Matthew Brown, this year’s opening film is The Man Who Knew Infinity.

·        Directed by Pablo Trapero, Argentina’s Oscar entry and this year’s biggest Argentinean box office hit- The Clan to be the closing film.

·        Directed by Academy Award Winner Tom Hooper, The DanishGirl will be the mid fest film.

·        The Kingdom of Spainwill be the focus country of IFFI 2015.

·         The International Competition will have 15 films from across the globe including countries like Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Colombia, France, Germany, Iceland to name a few. Two films from Indian Panorama section will also be competing in this section.

·        The International Jury is headed by Mr.ShekharKapur(Chairperson, India) and includes film personalities like Mr. Michael Radford, Ms. Julia Jentsch, Ms.SuhaArrafand Mr.JeonKyu – Hwan.

·        Anil Kapoor will grace the opening ceremony as the Chief Guest of the event.

·        A.R. Rahman will be the Chief Guest of the closing ceremony.

·        IFFI 2015 awards spread across different categories including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor – Male, Best Actor – Female, Special Jury Award, Centenary Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and Centenary Award- Indian Personality of the Year.