Curtains rise on IFFI 2012 Tuesday
- Rishi K.Manoj
Story Dated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 0:49 hrs IST
Panaji: The 43rd International Film Festival of India is all set to take off Tuesday. As part of celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema this year, a centenary award has been instituted. This new award, carrying cash prize of rupees ten lakh and a citation, will be accorded to a foreign film personality for lifetime contribution to cinema. There is Dada Saheb Phalke award for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. So this award has been set up for such contribution to foreign films.
There will be deliberations by Phalke award winners who are there in this year's edition of 'Masters' Stroke' which made its debut in Goa film festival last year. Veteran filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan will take part in this representing Malayalam cinema. Rasul Pookkutty is also there in the list of speakers at Masters' Stroke.
The award for lifetime contribution to cinema will be given to noted Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi. The logo of the Goa film festival has been designed by Shaji N.Karun.
The festival will pay tributes to film personalities who bid adieu within a year like, Yash Chopra, Devanand, Navodaya Appachchan, T.Damodaran, among others. A number of programmes have been scheduled as part of celebrating hundred years of Indian cinema.
The ten-day festival opens with veteran director and Oscar award winner, Ang Lee's latest movie 'Life of Pie'.