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, 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 Jiri Menzel. 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. The festival will have a retrospective on the ‘Best of Indian Children’s Films’ to commemorate 100 years of Indian Cinema.

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

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