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IFFI 2018 to be a mix of old and new cinema: Rathore



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The International Film Festival of India will be a mix of old and new cinema, with special emphasis on digital platforms, information and radio broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said, ahead of the annual film festival in Goa.

As the coastal state prepares to welcome movie characters from around the world, the spotlight is at the 49th International Film Festival in India (IFFI), where some of the best series of films, artist performances, talks and workshops will be held.

Israel is the focus of the Gala Film Festival, which will be held from November 20-28, which will celebrate its diversity and will feature 212 films from 68 countries.

"It's a combination of old and new, old cinema, new and digital, everything fits together in this IFFI," said Rathore.

Master classes will be held on various subjects and will be held by experts from India and abroad, he said DD news for the film festival.

"We will also try to live this stream on social media" to make it accessible to all, Rathore said.

Referring to the digital aspects that will focus on the IFFI, the Minister emphasized the role of Indian VFX artists in Hollywood films.

It is time to promote these talented experts, he said.

"The Ministry of Information and the Internet wants to establish a playground and visual effects institution and has even started working on it, which will define a high level in India, we can open many satellite schools that will be able to follow the school's curriculum," he said.

Rathore also talked about the emergence of digital cinema platforms such as Netflix, HotStar, and other applications. He said IFFI would talk about all these aspects.

IFFI will also present films from Israel, which is the focus country this year.

The Minister said that in this sector IFFI provides an opportunity to strengthen the ties between India and other countries.

Israeli filmmakers focus on producing films for international audiences. This year, IFFI will highlight films from this country, he added.

In addition, the targeting mode will also be a key segment. Jharkhand will be the first to open the category.

IFFI Goa will provide a platform to Jharkhand to promote its scenic beauty not only nationally but also in the world, Rathore said.

This year, IFFI will be something for sports fans as well as with a separate section for such films.

"We invited the actors and directors of such films to share their travels, inspiration, and possible tradability," said Rathore.

Besides the film bonanza, there will also be many workshops, he said.

Filmmakers can issue their ideas in films and national film and movie bazaar, he said.

(This story was not edited by the Standard Business team and is automatically generated from the consolidated update).

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