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Come & Witness The Most Prestigious Film Festival Of India - IFFI 2019 Goa

By Ishan Sharma

Updated - Nov. 5, 2019 6 min read

The International Film Festival of India is about to mark its Golden Jubilee this year at Goa. Started in 1952, under the patronage of Hon. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the fondly remembered first prime minister of India, this event has come a long way in weaving our cinematic footprints on the canvas of this world. 

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Undeniably, the International Film Festival Of India is the most prestigious cinema event in the nation and a first of its kind in the entire Asian continent. The madness has already spread like a wildfire among the participants, the guests and oh-so-many celebrities that would grace this event with their presence. So if you consider yourself a movie maniac and if you think that being a part of this beautiful journey is one of the many things to do before you die, then buckle up for the IFFI 2019 Goa.

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What's In It For You?


Fresh From Directors' Mind 

A platter of all new categories introduced in the Cinematic World, the International Film Festival Of India is an all things inclusive destination for the movie buffs. If you like em all first-day-first show, then this is like catching a premier, with all the cast and crew along. Not literally, but coming terms to the real sense of movie-making art is surely going to make for an awe-inspiring experience for you.  


The Star-Studded Red Carpet Nights

Always seen it on the T.V? But at the International Film Festival Of India, you can get up close to these start-studded red carpet events for real. With real movie stars, in the reel life avatars, celebrating the world of cinematic bliss would definitely be a real treat for the cinema lover within you.   


On A Same Page With The Maestros

Wish to learn from the master himself? The IFFI 2019 is your chance to make these dreams come true. Come here to explore the filmmaker in you and interact with the legends of this trade. Get to the nitty-gritty of cinematic orchestration, blend in your existing knowledge with expertise that you need, and you would leave with so much more than what you brought along. Moreover, with award-winning directors, actors and other artists who are closely knitted in the process, you get closer to the real meaning of cinema if nothing else.      


Discussions & Workshops For Hands-On Fun

The best way to learn something is by doing it yourself and at the 2019 International Film Festival Of India at Goa, all you have to do is become a delegate for the Goa film festival and you're sorted for the rest. Over here, you'll get to be a part of the discussions and workshops that bring you the real deal and make you more than just an imaginary artist that confines all those skills behind a curtain. So, it's time that the curtain falls and you unleash the storm that you've been brewing up within. 


It's In Whoaaa The Goa

The last but not the least reason to be here is that the 50th International Film Festival Of India 2019 is in Goa, one of the most fun destination in the entire South Asian Subcontinent. After you're done honing your cinematic skills, you can always be the party animal that you usually are. During when the Goa Film Festival is held in the city, the entire aura of the beachside city transforms into something more eclectic and pulsating to cope with the needs of its celebrity guests. From food to drinks and the parties in town, the entire place becomes a funfest of flavours and colours during the Goa Film Festival.



Getting To The IFFI 2019 Goa

The delegate registration process is supposed to be completed before you reach the IFFI 2019 Goa. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation of the same on your registered email address. After which you'll have to make the payment and you're done with the online registration part. Once you reach there, you will have to collect the delegate pass and kit from the Kala Academy.


Important Information

  • Upon completing these formalities you shall head to the main venue for the IFFI 2019, the Inox. Over here you can take part in several events, movie screenings, masterclasses and workshops. This is where all the red carpet events and the film screenings will be hosted. 
  • Also, there are more things to do on your stay at the International Film Festival Of India, like the One Fest Goa and the Food Village. Don't forget to check these out. 
  • Those who wish to attend the opening and closing ceremonies would have to be at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium on the first day, however, this is an invite-only event, and even with your delegate pass you're not entitled to the closing or opening ceremonies.
  • Delegates can also check out the Maquinez Palace where Masterclasses, Workshops and various other Film Screenings will be hosted.


Date & Venue Details

From: 20th - 28th November 2019

At: Kala Academy (Get Directions),  Inox (Get Directions), Maquinez Palace (Get Directions), Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium (Get Directions)

Event Link - click here 



And when you're in goa, how can you miss out on all the fun in the city. So make the most of your trip to IFFI 2019 Goa, by exploring the rest that the city has to offer. When in Goa, you should definitely make plans for the best shacks, the best restaurants, the places nearby and simply have fun in this brimming with pulsating vibes of a city, Goa.   



Q. How do I register for the IFFI 2019 Goa?

A. Click here to register if you're a new user, you will be acknowledged on the email address you provide. 


Q. Why do I need to create a profile?

A. It is a new concept and is done just to make a database of all the delegates attending International Film Festival Of India 2019. 


Q. Do I need to register separately for the Film Bazaar?

A. Yes, to register yourself for the Film Bazaar, click here and get to the delegate registration tab.


Q. What after I receive a confirmation for the IFFI 2019 booking on my email?

A. Well, once you've completed the delegate booking formalities, you will have to collect your delegate kit and passes from the Kala Academy, Goa. The dates for the distribution of the same are yet to be announced. 


Q. How to pay for the entry if I receive a confirmation?

A. Along with the confirmation, you'll receive a gateway link to the online payment option. Cash payments would not be entertained and an offline mode which requires a fee deposit challan to be filled and paid for at the nearest HDFC bank in return for a receipt.


Q. Is the registration fee refundable?

A. No, the registration fee is not refundable and no such requests shall be entertained by the event authorities.  

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