This year at IFFI 51, the International Competition consisted of 15 movies out of which three are by Indian filmmakers. Under Festival Kaleidoscope section, IFFI showcased 12 movies chosen from various parts of the world. World Panorama section had 48 films, which included 21 Asia Premieres, 16 India Premieres, 8 World Premieres and 3 International Premieres. Under Debut Film Competition, IFFI showcased 7 films including 2 Indian films. Ten renowned films including two Indian movies competed for the ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal.
Veteran Bollywood actor Ms. Zeenat Aman, and MP and actor Shri Ravi Kishan were the Guests of Honour at the colourfully cultural closing ceremony held at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium, in Talegaon, Goa. Governor of Goa Shri Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, Chief Minister of Goa Dr. Pramod Sawant, Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Shri Babul Supriyo too graced the closing ceremony, along with a host of dignitaries from various spheres of life.
The 14th Edition of NFDC Film Bazaar was held in a hybrid format, was also virtually launched this time. In the retrospective section, legendary film-maker Satyajit Ray’s popular classics were shown. On the occasion of the 150th Birth Anniversary of the father of Indian Cinema, four films by Dadasaheb Phalke were also screened. IFFI also paid Homage to 18 film personalities who passed away in the previous year. This included much loved personalities like Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor, S.P Balasubrahmanyam, Soumitra Chatterjee, Sushant Singh Rajput and Basu Chatterjee.