Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Susan Sarandon to be Chief Guest of the 44th edition of the International Film Festival of India -326 Films from 76 Countries to be screened.

Briefing the media on the 44th International Film Festival of India Shankar Mohan, Director, Film Festival said the Lifetime Achievement Award and Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year will be conferred by Manish Tiwari , Minister for Information and Broadcasting at the inaugural function. Mohan informed Susan Sarandon will be the be Chief Guest...( Susan Abigail Tomalin , known professionally as Susan Sarandon, is an American actress. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1995 film Dead Man Walking ) .Mohan added that at this fest 326 films from 76 countries will be screened including fifteen Oscar – nominees. The opening will be marked by a 30 minute cultural show graced by the performance of renowned Kathak exponent Pandit Birju Maharaj. Rajat Kapoor and Suhasini Maniratnam will compere the opening ceremony.. An eminent painter from Assam, Pulak Gogoi is the designer to give colour, design and theme to the festival this year..Speaking on the occasion Arvind Bugde, CEO, Entertainment Society of Goa informed about the effort being made by the Goa Government to make the experience of participants memorable.

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