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15 films to vie for golden peacock award at 52nd IFFI in Goa

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The 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be held from November 20 to November 28, 2021.

The IFFI is organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India in collaboration with the State Government of Goa and the Indian Film Industry.

Key Points
• The 52nd IFFI has released the line-up of international movies for competition during the festival. The best feature- -length fiction films from all over the world are selected to compete in the section. Fifteen films including ‘Land of Dreams’, directed by Shirin Neshat & Shoja Azari and Charlotte directed by Simon Franco will compete for the top awards.
• Other films to compete for the top awards include Nikhil Mahajan’s Marathi movie Godavari, Masakazu Kaneko’s Ring Wandering, and Saving One Who Was Dead by Václav Kadrnka.
• Hungarian filmmaker Istevan Szabo and American director Martin Scorsese will be honoured with Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at the 52 International Film Festival of India (IFFI)
• The festival for the first time will have a BRICS — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — Film Festival alongside the main festival.

Golden Peacock award
The golden peacock award is earmarked for best film at the IFFI. It carries a cash prize of Rs 40 lakh. Award will be shared equally by producer and director of the best film.

Silver Peacock award
Silver Peacock award is given to the best director. It carries a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh.

The IFFI jury
The IFFI jury comprises renowned Iranian filmmaker Rakhshān Banietemad along with British film producer Stephen Woolley, Colombian filmmaker Ciro Guerra, Sri Lankan filmmaker Vimukthi Jayasundara and the Indian producer-director Nila Madhab Panda.

About International Film Festival of India (IFFI)
IFFI was founded in 1952. It is one of the most significant film festivals of Asia. The festival is held annually with the aim of providing a common platform for cinemas across the world to project excellence of film art. It contributes towards understanding & appreciation of film cultures of different nations with respect to their social and cultural ethos. It promotes friendship and cooperation among people worldwide.

Who organizes the festival?
The IFFI is organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India in collaboration with the State Government of Goa and the Indian Film Industry. IFFI is recognised by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF).

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