‘Another Round’ to open IFFI 2021 on January 16 in Goa

The 51st International Film Festival of India is being organised from January 16 to 24, 2021 in Goa.

The 51st International Film Festival of India  (IFFI) is set to open on January 16, 2021, in Goa with the Indian Premiere of the movie Another Round starring Cannes Best Actor Award winner Mads Mikkelsen. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg, the film is among a star-studded line-up of films to be screened at IFFI 2021.

Another Round had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2020. Produced in Spanish and Danish, the film is also Denmark’s official entry to the Oscars.

The festival will also witness the World Premier of Mehrunisa, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry said. The film by Sandeep Kumar will premier mid-fest. Starring formidable actor Farrukh Jaffar, the movie narrates the story of a woman’s lifelong dream.

The festival will close on January 24, 2021, with the India Premiere of the historical drama Wife of a Spy directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. The Japanese film bagged Silver Lion for Best Director at Venice International Film Festival.

The 51st IFFI being organised in a hybrid mode for the first time and will comprise of both online and in-person experience. The festival will be loaded with a line-up of famous movies with a total of 224 films from across the globe screened. This includes 21 non-feature films and 26 feature films under the Indian Panorama films section, the Ministry stated in a release.

Media registration for the festival has opened recently and is available till January 10, 2021. Applicants should be above 21 years of age as on January 1, 2021, and should have professional experience of covering major International Film Festivals such as IFFI for a minimum of three years. (PIB)


First Published:Jan. 2, 2021, 6:16 p.m.

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