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IFFI delegates can book tickets online

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E-ticketing service has been launched for the festival starting on November 22

An Announcement: Goa Secretary for Information and Publicity Narendra Kumar speaking to presspersons in Panaji on Thursday along with Chief Executive Officer of the Entertainment Society of Goa Manoj Srivatsava.
An Announcement: Goa Secretary for Information and Publicity Narendra Kumar speaking to presspersons in Panaji on Thursday along with Chief Executive Officer of the Entertainment Society of Goa Manoj Srivatsava.

Adopting a delegate-friendly and yet another innovative approach, the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), State Government's entertainment body which co-hosts the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), announced on Thursday the launch of an e-ticketing service for the IFFI-2010.

The 10-day film festival is scheduled to begin on November 22.

“Rather than wait in a queue at ticketing counters, delegates can now book tickets online through a quick hassle-free process,” said Mr. Manoj Srivatsava, Chief Executive Officer of ESG here on Thursday. Goa Secretary for Information and Publicity Narendra Kumar was present.

Using their accreditation ID number and a unique pin number, which will be mailed to delegates shortly, delegates can book tickets of their choice online through the official website. An explanatory mail along with the PIN number and website address will be mailed to delegates shortly.

Already, the IFFI organisers have registered a record number of 7,148 delegates for the IFFI, 2010 with a few days still left for the registration.

The IFFI will have a seating capacity of 3,700 at the screening houses at its venues in Panaji and Margao (in south Goa) taken together.

The new online ticketing system will be provided with provisions for features like cancellation of tickets, security features, and measures to prevent unwarranted blocking of the tickets by the delegates.

“It will also help the organisers of festival to research on issues like delegate preferences pertaining to movies, profile of the delegates, etc. , which can be utilized for improving the quality of movies and facilities for delegates in future,” said Mr. Narendra Kumar.

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