Goa has been formally declared by the Central Government as permanent venue for the prestigious annual International Film Festival of India (IFFI), chairman of State-owned Entertainment Society of Goa, joint nodal agency for IFFI, Damu Naik, said in Panaji on Wednesday. He said that the ESG had received a letter to this effect.

Mr. Naik said that there will be no change in IFFI schedule this year, it will be held from November 20 to 30.