Tuesday, December 25, 2007


While inagurating the proceedings of the Open Forum Ms Neelam Kapoor , IFFI Director informed the august gathering that the IFFI will constitute the International Film Critics Award commonly known as FIPRESCI AWARD from the 39th edition.. In the International Film Festival of Kerala , the FIPRESCI award is being given from its 4th edition held in Cochin . Mr Sudhir Nandgaonker ,the General Secretary of the Federation of Film Societies in India and the artistic Director of MAMI ,who chaired the inaugural function said that FIPRESCI is closely associated with 40 prestigious film festivals all over the world including Cannes and Berlin .Mr Sudhir also expressed his satisfaction over the conduct of the IFFI and the importance given to the Open Forum .He hoped that the IFFI conducted in Panaji would benefit the film society movement of Goa.

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