Rajamouli To Grace IFFI’s Closing Ceremony


The 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has begun on Sunday which is going to be the 9-day event in Goa. Our Tollywood’s ace director S. S. Rajamouli is now part of this big event. The opening ceremony of IFFI Goa 2016 has started with “Journey of Women in Indian Cinema” as the theme. We are pleased to inform that our director S.S. Rajamouli will be attending IFFI Goa, as Chief Guest for the Closing Ceremony on 28th Nov.


IFFI Goa always promises stellar performances, acclaimed movies, discussions with some of the most renowned film personalities from around the world. Providing a great platform for cine lovers to interact with film personalities, walk down the beautifully lit streets of Goa, check out an array of street art, binge watch on some mind blowing movies, IFFI 2016 is here and how!


  1. Experience the best of cinema from across the globe with 194 films from 88 countries!
  2. Interact with Theresa Ellis Rygiel, who has worked on movies like X-Men, Lord of the Rings,Stepmom. She will be conducting a master class on Visual effects at IFFI Goa 2016.
  3. Witness the iconic National Award Winning Director S.S Rajamouli, notable for his films Magadheera, Eega and Baahubali who will be the Chief Guest of IFFI 2016 Closing ceremony.
  4. Interact with Prakash Jha, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra in the “In Conversation” Segment, moderated by Bhupendra Chaubey at IFFI 2016.
  5. Don’t miss out on the world premieres of movies at IFFI Goa which will have 11 Gala screening including 4 World Premieres and 7 International Premieres.
  6. Attend the extravagant Opening ceremony of IFFI 2016 which will have  everything from star studded performances, celebrities and more.
  7. Interact with Robert Yeoman, acclaimed Cinematographer of The Grand Budapest Hotel who will conduct a Masterclass on Cinematography at IFFI Goa 2016.
  8. Attend workshops conducted by the esteemed Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences(AMPAS) on topics such as Foreign language film selection for Oscar Awards.
  9. Catch the sensational film Bahubali, winner of the Best Feature Film of the 63rd National Film Awards 2015, in the Indian Panorama Section of IFFI 2016.
  10. Make the most out of the 8 days at IFFI Goa as it is the perfect platform for all Cinema lovers to come together from across the globe, catch on some stellar performances and more.
  11. Meet and interact with Cinema lovers from across the globe. This year IFFI has received over 5000 delegate registrations!
  12. Grab the opportunity to meet some of the most renowned personalities of the the film fraternity from across the globe!
  13. Witness the best of Indian regional cinema of 2016  in the Indian Panorama Section, which includes films such as Natsamrat, Veeram Macbeth and Ekk Albela.  
  14. Watch the Restored classic Pather Panchali, one of the finest works by legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray which often features in the lists of greatest films ever made.
  15. Watch Sairat, the highest-grossing film in the history of Marathi cinema which will be a part of the open air screenings.
  16. Various genres of cinema grace the screens of IFFI so you are always up for different movies coming your way, from Masterstrokes to Memoirs of fear, Festival Kaleidoscope, Indian Panorama and more.
  17. Watch the 12 cannes 2016 winning films including the winner of the prestigious Ballon d’Or “I, Daniel Blake” at IFFI Goa 2016.
  18. Catch the the best of Goan Cinema including movies such as K Sera Sera.
  19. Interact with Academy winner Alan Heim, notable for his work in All That Jazz and Network who will conducting the Masterclass on Editing at IFFI Goa 2016.
  20. Treat yourself to the most tastiest food available right outside the venue – from the best of Goan cuisine to much more!
  21. Attend the Open Air screenings for the general public which will include movies such as Sultan, Bajirao Mastani and  Sholay.
  22. Watch the Opening film for IFFI 2016,  After-Image, a Polish masterpiece directed by the famed film maker, late Andrzej Wajda.
  23. Catch the Best Debut films of 2016 from across the world by new budding filmmakers.
  24. Dwell into the Venezuelan masterpiece Tamara directed by Elia K Schneider which will be the Mid fest film of IFFI 2016.
  25. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the astonishing performances and the final winners at the Closing ceremony of IFFI.
  26. The Sea, Sun and Sand creates a perfect atmosphere for film lovers to binge on some acclaimed movies, participate in discussions and make the 9 days experience count.
  27. Watch the finest works of late filmmakers Abbas Kiarostami and Andrzej Wajda in the Special Tribute section at IFFI 2016. 
  28. Don’t miss out on the Technical Presentations and seminars- such as Indo-Italian co-productions seminar and on making cinema accessible for the “Differently abled citizens” curated by UNESCO.
  29. Familiarize yourself with Korean films (country focus)- Best of Korean Cinema and see the likes of Acclaimed Korean filmmakers Sang-ho Yeon, Lee Joon Ik and Zhang Lu.
  30. For all Horror Film lovers, we have the “Memoirs of Fear” category which will screen some of the best horror films from The Republic of Korea.
  31. Catch on the 21 Oscar winning Foreign Language Film Submissions at IFFI Goa 2016.
  32. Witness Age Of Shadows, South Korea official nomination for the Academy Awards this year which will conclude the 8-day film festival on November 28th.
  33. Catch some mind blowing Documentaries at IFFI Goa 2016 including Depth Two by Richie Mehta who will be Conducting a Master Class on Documentary filmmaking.
  34. Watch the 20 award winning films of the Swaccha Bharat short film festival inspired by the ongoing ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign at IFFI 2016.
  35. Watch the films in the ‘ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal’ section which emulates the ideals of peace, tolerance and nonviolence.
  36. Watch Ishti, the first ever Sanskrit film with a social theme right here at IFFI 2016! Ishti will be the opening film of the Indian Panorama Section.
  37. Witness the Festival Kaleidoscope and Masterstrokes section which will showcase the best of cinema by master filmmakers and films that have been making waves at various festivals around the globe.
  38. Seize this opportunity to explore Panaji – from the pleasant atmosphere to the best of cafes, Panaji – the capital of Goa has a lot to offer.
  39. Walk the beautiful streets of the venue which will be decorated with lights, street art, paintings and much more.
  40. Apart from films there will also be activities based on health, lifestyle, sports, fitness, technology and more which you wouldn’t want to miss out on!
  41. The event also hosts theater performances and impromptu music concerts which are sure to blow your mind!
  42. With technology rapidly changing in the film industry and with the advent of sensors, interactive screening; the event will help you in getting an insight into the evolving dynamics of creativity.
  43. Beach screenings, touring cine mobiles, late night parties and  authentic Goan culture is all the more a reason to be a part of the extravaganza.
  44. Take time out from watching films and enjoy some beach football on Miramar beach organised by CII.
  45. Attend a number of classes and workshops in editing, action direction, animation and costume designing  to enrich your understanding of film making.
  46. Catch up on The One Fest Goa, one of India’s emerging creative youth festival with exhibits of new-age short films and contemporary photography.
  47. If you are a fashion enthusiast, you can check out the Fashion Bazaar at IFFI 2016.