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IFFI 2018 to showcase 212 films from over 68 countries - nairrk - 11-21-2018

MUMBAI: The 49th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which opened amidst the presence of film stars, filmmakers and cine-lovers from across the world amid pomp and gaiety in Panjim (Goa), will showcase 212 films from over 68 countries.

The 212 films will consist of two World Premieres, 16 Academy Award-nominated films, and 6 Indian rare language films. The International Competition section of IFFI 2018 will have 15 films, out of which 3 are Indian films competing for the Golden and Silver Peacock awards.

The Competition section itself represents films produced and co-produced by 22 countries. The International Competition jury is headed by renowned by renowned Polish Director Robert Glinski and includes jury members such as Adrian Sitaru, Anna Ferraioli Ravel, Tom Fitzpatrick, and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.

The festival opened with the World Premiere of The Aspern Papers, amid the presence of the cast and crew of the film. IFFI 208 will close in a similar fashion – with the World Premiere of German film, Sealed Lips.

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