ICFFI will be held in Hyderabad from November 14-20, followed by 10-day IFFI in Goa

The 44{+t}{+h}edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will focus on Japan and include a combination of animation and feature films.

The 10-day film festival, which will be held in Goa from November 20, will also have a special package of 19 films on Northeast India that explore “ethnic, traditional and cultural diversity,” according to S. Venkateshwar, Additional Director-General, Press Information Bureau.

Around 160 foreign films will be screened at the festival, which will open with The Don Juans , the latest offering by Czech filmmaker–theatre-director–actor–scenarist Jiri Menzel. The festival will close with the Justin Chadwick–directed Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom .

Meanwhile, the International Children’s Film Festival (ICFFI), which will be held in Hyderabad between November 14 and 20, will have a special retrospective of Czech films in collaboration with the Zlín Film Festival, the oldest children’s film fête in the world.

According to Mr. Venkateshwar, the ICFFI has received a formidable number of animation films from across the globe — 285 animation films in all — this year. A beautifully-curated package of children’s films from the Czech Republic will be showcased — starting from the 1950s up to recent productions. The festival will also have a retrospective on the “Best of Indian Children’s Films” to commemorate 100 years of Indian Cinema.

The children’s film festival will feature 200 films from 48 countries and be screened in 10 theatres across Hyderabad, with 30 shows everyday.

  • ICFFI will have special focus on Czech films with Zlín Film Festival

  • IFFI will have special package of 19 films on diversity in Northeast