The Golden Jubilee edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will feature some of the impactful and entertaining films of Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner Amitabh Bachchan. This was revealed by Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javdekar.
“Outstanding contribution of Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner Amitabh Bachchan to cinema will be honoured and celebrated through a package of his impactful and entertaining films in the 50th edition of IFFI,” said Javadekar.
Besides, IFFI-2019 will showcase more than 200 best films from 76 countries, 26 feature films and 15 non-feature films in Indian panorama section. More than 10,000 people and film lovers from all across the country are expected to participate.
The minister also stated that as IFFI is celebrating its Golden Jubilee edition, 12 prominent films in different languages that have completed 50 years in 2019, will also be showcased from 20th to 28th November.
Indian Panorama is a flagship section of IFFI, which showcases the best of contemporary Indian feature and non-feature films of the years. This year, the feature film jury was headed by acclaimed filmmaker and screenwriter Priyadarshan. The Jury has chosen the film Hellaro (Gujarati) directed by Abhishek Shah as the opening feature film of Indian Panorama 2019.
The non–feature jury was headed by well-known documentary filmmaker Rajendra Janglay. The non-feature film jury selected the film Nooreh directed by Ashish Pandey as the opening non-feature film of Indian Panorama 2019.