International Film Festival Of India
Our events arm Fusion Events won the fiercely contested rights for managing the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) held in Goa.
A prestigious event, organized by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India in co-ordination with the Government of Goa, IFFI showcases and celebrates the best of International and Indian cinema.
With delegates from over 50 countries attending including a galaxy of stars from Hollywood the 44th edition of IFFI featured
- An inaugural ceremony with performances by Guru Pt. Birju Maharaj, Shashwati Sen and India’s celebrated Sitar maestro Nishat Khan. The occasion was graced by the greats of Indian cinema – Waheeda Rehman, Rekha, Kamal Hassan , Asha Bhonsle, and Nana Patekar, Upcoming stars like Alia Bhatt, Ramya Krishnan, Duggubati Venkatesh were also present.
- Oscar award winning actress Susan Sarandon and award winning Iranian director Majid Majidi were among the many foreign dignitaries present. Ms. Suhasini Mani Ratnam and Mr. Rajat Kapoor hosted the inauguration ceremony.
- Screening of over three hundred films from all over the world.
- Daily red carpet events of the films to be screened, where cast and the crew of the films interacted with the media and fans.
- An Indian Panorama section where Indian films were showcased. It was inaugurated by Mr. Manish Tewari, – I&B Minister with film personalities like Mr Subhash Ghai, Mr Manoj Kumar, Mr Prem Chopra, and Manoj Bajpai in attendance.
- A North East Film Festival, where the films from North East region of India were showcased and promoted.
- The closing ceremony was hosted by Ms Tisca Chopra and Mr Gulshan Deviah and had a spell binding performance by Remo Fernandez and his band Microwave Papadums
We were responsible for the design, execution and management of the entire event that including complete decoration of the Panjim’s main streets with the theme on Goa & its culture.