International Film Festival of India will be inaugurated by Shah Rukh

Vastavam web:The 48th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has a star-studded line-up for the event, which will be inaugurated by superstar Shah Rukh Khan, while Salman Khan will be present at the closing ceremony. Bollywood actors Katrina Kaif and Shahid Kapoor will also be present at the inauguration, which will be held on Monday at the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee stadium in Bambolim, near Panaji, the capital of the western Indian state of India.
The Directorate of Film Festival (DFF) and Goa government’s Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) are jointly organising the festival, which will be held at two venues Kala Academy and Macquiniz Palace.The organisers said 195 films from across 82 countries would be screened, including 10 world premiers, 10 Asian and international premiers and over 64 Indian premiers will be presented during the festival.
“The closing ceremony will be graced by noted actor Salman Khan. This in addition to a galaxy of noted industry professionals, international guests, dignitaries and film celebrities who will attend the festival,” the organisers said in a release.Noted actress Sridevi will inaugurate the Indian Panorama section of the festival on November 21.On the same day, IFFI 2017 Country Focus on Canada will be celebrated with a grand red carpet opening and amidst the presence of noted Canadian actors and celebrities.
The international competition jury will be headed by renowned filmmaker-poet Muzaffar Ali. The other jury members are director Maxine Williamson from Australia, actor-director Tzahi Grad from Isreal, Russian cinematographer Vladislav Opelyants, director and production designer Roger Christian from the United Kingdom.
“This edition of the festival will also be presenting films from a record number of women filmmakers in addition to a carefully curated section of restored classics from across the globe, which include the recently completed restorations of Fritz Lang’s ‘Metropolis’ and Tarkovsky s ‘Sacrifice’, among some other notable films,” the organisers said.The IFFI 2017 will also present a specially curated section celebrating the most loved spy in films – James Bond.