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Students of ST PAULS attend the 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI)

The students of ST PAULS COLLEGE attended the 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which is reckoned as one of Asia’s oldest and India’s biggest international film festivals, which commenced in Goa from November 20 till November 28. Thirty-one selected students and two faculty film enthusiasts from the UG and PG Department of Journalism and Mass Communication attended the screenings from November 24 to November 26. For many of the students, it’s an introduction to international cinema. IFFI brings together movie buffs, aspiring film professionals and film fraternity and the students got a wonderful opportunity to connect and learn from real professionals.

IFFI, held annually, currently in the state of Goa, is a festival that aims at providing a common platform for filmmakers from across the globe to showcase their talent and put forth the excellence of cinema from all over. Bringing together film cultures, the festival allows the understanding of various social and cultural ethos and appreciation of world cinema. The festival is conducted jointly by the Directorate of Film Festivals (under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting) and the state Government of Goa. For the first time ever, major OTT players like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5, Voot and Sony Liv participated at the Film Festival through exclusive Masterclasses, content launches and previews, curated film package screenings, and various other on-ground and virtual events.

The students attended the screenings of movies like Bettada Hoovu, Semmabaddha, Feathers, Airlift, Asuran, Ring Wandering, No Ground beneath the feet and panel discussion of Aranyak. The experience gave many students a fresh understanding of international cinema. Many were fascinated by the making, story and story behind each film. Aspiring filmmakers among the crowd was happy to watch and learn from veterans whose movies are being screened at the festival. The break from online life to the real world made the students more happy and enthusiastic and they hope to come back in the upcoming years as well.


20 - 28 Nov 2021


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