Panaji: The 51st Goa International Film Festival kicks off today. The inauguration will be held at Kala Akademi in the evening. Strict control has been imposed on the inauguration ceremony in the Covid situation. The festival will be dedicated to world-renowned director Satyajit Ray on his birthday.
Ray’s Pather Panchali, Sonar Kella, Gare Bayre, Charulatha, and Shatranj Ke Khiladi will be screened at the festival. The deceased veteran’s SP. Balasubramaniam, Soumitra Chatterjee, Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Chadwick Bosman, and many more will be honored at the festival. When organizing the fair in a hybrid style. Only 2500 delegates have access. Those who are not can also watch the movie online.
A total of 224 films will be screened at the festival. Pablo Cesar, a director from Argentina, is the chairman of the International Film Jury. Priyadarshan, Prasanna Vithanage (Sri Lanka), Rubaiyat Hussain (Bangladesh), and Abubaker Shoki (Austria) are also members of the jury.
The inaugural film is Another Round by Danish director Thomas Winterberg. Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Wife of a Spy Closer There is 15 films in the competition this time.