IFFI 2022: Closing ceremony of 53rd International Film Festival of India

The curtains come down on the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) today. The closing ceremony will be held at the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, Dona Paula, later this evening....
IFFI 2022 closing ceremony
IFFI 2022 closing ceremony

"IFFI is a platform where people from all over the world come together. We should make cross-culture films; it will be the best thing," said actor Akshay Kumar.

Gitikka Ganju Dhar is the anchor for the closing ceremony.

"At IFFI, not only do we get to see commercial cinema, but it is also a great melting point of various cultures," said Ayushmann Khurrana.

“We have been hosting IFFI since 2004. Every year, we are trying to make it better and new. I am sure people have enjoyed the film festival. Our aim after IFFI, in association with Entertainment Society of Goa, will be to provide a platform for filmmakers from Goa,” said Goa Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant, as he arrived for the closing ceremony of IFFI.

'Baahubali' star, Rana Daggubati, makes his way to the venue of the IFFI closing ceremony. He said, “The films we make are statement! Twenty years back, we had a culture of films, which somehow disappeared. But, now is the time for it to slowly emerge.”

Joint Secretary (Film), Prithul Kumar, said, “This year, we had 79 countries participating in IFFI. Also, there was huge participation from different states of India.”

On the final day of IFFI 2022, Festival Director, Ravindra Bhakar, said, “It was a great challenge to create an ecosystem for content hub. This year, there was a huge participation of women filmmakers.”

The ‘Spotlight’ country this time around was France, and 8 French films (including 'Belle & Sebastian', 'Between Two Worlds' and 'The Green Perfume') were screened under the Country Focus package.

Celebrated Spanish film director, Carlos Saura, was honoured with the prestigious Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement award at this year's IFFI.

'Doskonala', directed by Liczba is the closing film for the 53rd International Film Festival of India, and is currently being screened at IFFI. It is a Polish film, based on success and meaningful love.

This year, close to 300 films from 79 countries were screened during the 9-day event.

Goa has played host to the prestigious festival since 2004.

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