The International Film Festival of India held at Goa is one of India's largest film festivals and one of the oldest film festivals in Asia. The festival, which includes a competition for feature films by directors from Asia/Asia Pacific/Africa/Latin America, is organised by the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India in collaboration with the State Government of Goa and the Indian Film Industry. The Directorate of Film Festivals organizes International and National Film Festivals within India, facilitates India’s participation in Film Festivals abroad, arranges program of foreign films in India and Indian films abroad, under bi-lateral exchange agreements, and conducts the National Film Awards. As a vehicle of cultural exchange, DFF promotes international friendship, provides access to new trends in world cinema, generates healthy competition and, in the process, helps to improve the standards of Indian Cinema.
The International Film Festival of India is recognised by the International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations (FIAPF). The program at IFF - Goa is divided into the following broad categories: (i) Competition : Feature Films by Directors from All Continents; (ii) Cinema of the World; (iii) Retrospectives, Tributes, Focus & Premieres; (iv) Indian Panorama; (v) Mainstream Indian Cinema; (vi) Film Bazaar; (vii)FIPRESCI award for Indian Panorama Feature Films.
The following prizes are given away at IFF - Goa:
(i) Best Film: (a) A cash prize of Rs. 40,000,00/-to be shared equally between the Director and Producer (b) Director to be given the Golden Peacock© Producer will get a certificate in addition to the cash component.
(ii) Best Director: Silver Peacock, Certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 15,00,000/-.
(iii) Best Actor : Silver Peacock, Certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 10,00,000/-.
(iv) Best Actress Silver Peacock, Certificate and a A cash prize of Rs. 10,00,000/-.
(v) Special Jury Award of Rs. 15,00,000/
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