Founded in 1952, the International Film Festival of India, popularly known as IFFI, is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia and is held annually. The festival aims to provide a common platform for the world to showcase the excellence of film art.
It is jointly conducted by the National Film Development Corporation of India, under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and the state government of Goa. This year marks the 53rd edition of the prestigious awards event.
53rd IFFI Goa 2022 Date & Venue
The first edition of IFFI was held in Mumbai, whereas the four consecutive editions—the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th were held in New Delhi. In 2004, starting with its 35th edition, the IFFI became globally competitive and moved permanently to Goa.
Since then, it has been held during November and December each year, and the date of the festival varies each year as there are no fixed dates. This year’s edition of the prestigious festival will also be hosted by Goa from November 20 to 28, 2022.
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🎞️Where Reel & Real come together – an amalgamation of brewing talent from across the globe, at one platform!
— Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (@MIB_India) November 18, 2022
Film Screenings at the IFFI 2022
The annual film festival brings the biggest stalwarts under the same roof, cumulating the cohesive energy and spirit of art, film, and culture. The film festival will screen over 280 films from 79 countries.
It include 25 feature films and 20 non-feature films from PAN India that will be showcased in the “India Panorama” while 183 films will be a part of international programming.
Country of Focus at IFFI 2022
France is declared the Country of Focus for IFFI 2022 in reciprocity of India being named the Country of Honor at the Marche du Cinema of the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year on the occasion of the 75th Independence Day of the country.
There will be special screenings for France’s three award-winning films: Both Sides of the Blade, Pacification, and One Fine Morning. France will also be represented by a heavyweight delegation, which will include producers Olivier Delbosc, writer-director Pierre Core, and actors Louis Do-de-Lencquesaing and Aurelien Recoing.