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51ST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO HELD FROM 16 JAN

51ST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO HELD FROM 16 JAN

Context

51st International Film Festival will be starting at Goa on January 16, 2021.

Details

  • Bangladesh announced to be the country of focus at the 51st International Film Festival.
  • Four films from Bangladesh have been included in this section for recognising the cinematic experience and contribution to the country.

Four Films are:

  1. Jibondhuli by TanvirMokammel
  2. Meghmallar by Zahidur Rahim Anjan
  3. Under Construction by Rubaiyat Hossain
  4. Sincerely Yours, Dhaka by Nuhash Humanyun, Syed Ahmed Shawki, and 9 other individual directors.
  • The International Film Festival of India (IFFI), founded in 1952, is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. Held annually, currently, in the state of Goa.
  • It aims at providing a common platform for the cinemas of the world to project the excellence of the film art; contributing to the understanding and appreciation of film cultures of different nations in the context of their social and cultural ethos, and promoting friendship and cooperation among people of the world.
  • The festival is conducted jointly by the Directorate of Film Festivals (under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting) and the state Government of Goa.

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