The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has invited the students of the Goa College of Art to put up interesting art installations to be set up at the ‘IFFI Mile’, a festival stretch that will run along the Mandovi River promenade in Panaji. The IFFI Mile exhibit will incorporate a variety of themes. For example, the ‘haunted house’ will bring popular horror movies to life while the comedy stalls will display the funny side of life & cinema. Movie theme-based stalls related to Bahubali, Angry Birds and Jurassic Park will be put up as well. The students will also showcase traditional Goan houses, azulejos paintings, sculptures & murals to give a sneak-peek of local culture. There will also be an on-the-spot rangoli created by the students. 200 college students and the entire faculty were involved with Iffi Mile. The installations will be inaugurated along with the opening of IFFI 2019. Mr. Mahesh Vengurlekar, Principal of Goa College of Arts said, “We are glad to have received an invitation from the Entertainment Society of Goa for setting up the IFFI Mile. It is a great opportunity for students to move beyond the classroom, and participate in the festivities around the […]
The 10th Anniversary of Goa Arts and Literature Festival will be returning on the 5th – 7th December 2019. The two-day event will be held at the International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula. GALF is one of the premier gatherings in the nation’s intellectual calendar. GALF will be inaugurated by Arunachal Pradesh writer, Mamang Dai, and scholar, Harish Trivedi. The inaugural will also see the unveiling of the official 10th-anniversary artwork, exclusively created by author/artist Savia Viegas. Many prominent well-wishers and supporters will return for the anniversary celebrations, including novelist and translator Jerry Pinto; Hindi writer Mridula Garg; award-winning Kannada writer Vivek Shanbhag; poets Keki Daruwalla, Arundhathi Subramaniam, Ranjit Hoskote, Hemant Divate and Sumana Roy; and journalists of Goan origin, Samar Halarnkar, and Naresh Fernandes. The central theme of GALF 2019 will be, deliberations and discussions about ‘Different Ways of Belonging’ – an idea and concept derived from a poem by the late, great Eunice de Souza, which has animated the festival philosophy throughout the past decade. This topic will be examined, discussed and debated through GALF while giving different viewpoints and a consistent emphasis on what is usually considered the margins: Dalit voices, the economical disadvantages, the North-Eastern states, Kashmir, […]
The oldest international film festival of Asia, and by far the largest in India, celebrates its landmark 50th anniversary later this month, in the capital city of Goa. Panjim was established as a permanent host city for the past 15 years. International Film Festival of India, the event has established a global reputation for intimacy, extraordinary hospitality, and welcoming surroundings where delegates from around the world can feast on an unparalleled banquet of global cinema in the nicest possible circumstances. The Goan atmosphere will definitely bring in its charm to the energetic, colorful and lively festival enhancing the experience at IFFI this year. Children’s Park, to entertain Children will be open to the general public from 21st to 28th Nov 2019 from 6.30 pm onwards. Some of the daily activities at Children’s park are Magic Show, Mascots, Face painting, Zumba section, clown’s act, Balloon molding, Stilty walker clown, 3D games, Bouncy castle, Dance performances, Games, spot prizes, Food stalls, etc. The Youth centric Art Park, to entertain public will be open from 22nd to 29th Nov 2019 from 7 pm onwards. Some of the activities at Art Park are English Bands, DJ line-ups, International dancers, Acrobats, Fire Dancers, Indi pop […]
As the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is set to begin on 20th November 2019; the festival authorities have started the delegate counters from today at the festival venue. Registered delegates can collect their festival access cards and delegate kits from these well-stationed kiosks. The online registration process for IFFI was initiated on 1st September 2019 and since then more than 9000 delegates in various categories have registered. Following an application process that was subject to approval & then payment, the confirmed delegates were extended an invite to the festival. Seven delegate counters located in an air-conditioned hangar at Kala Academy has been designed to make the kit collection process smooth & hassle-free for delegates. The counters have been allocated category-wise with two counters each for the professional & cine-enthusiast category. Further student delegates, senior citizens and the specially-abled have been assigned one counter each. The counters will be manned by well-trained festival executives to services the incoming delegates. The delegate counters will also have POS payment systems for that delegate who were unable to pay online or via DD, to enable spot payment. The counter would open at 10 am today and would be operational from 8 am […]
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