The forthcoming India International Film Festival, which will be hosted in Goa, will screen 212 films from 68 countries, said Friday's organizer.
The festival will open with the film Julien Landais "The Aspern Papers" based on a novel written by the famous writer James James. The star cast, including Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Joely Richardson, Julia Robins, Morgane Polanski, Nicholas Howe will be present on the opening day of the event, which will run from 20-28 November.
"The department has 15 films international competition, three of which are Indian. That's what's mandatory that has been happening for a while … and the competition department represents films and produced and produced by 22 different countries, "said Festival and Director of Chaitanya Prasad.
Israel was chosen as a focus country for the event, which will include a package of films from the mid-eastern country, added Prasad.
"As long as the countries are worried, in the international section there are about 144 international films from 68 countries. There are 15 known films that will look for the gold peacock award. We have two first film makers who made to the international competition section, "he said.
"There are two international concerts, 15 Asian premieres and about 60 Indian premieres," said Prasad, adding that 15 films screened at the event will also be presented as registrations for Academy Awards .
The festival will also include a retrospective section of the famous Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.
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