ProMASS:Nov 28 2016:The closing ceremony of 47th International Film Festival of India, IFFI will be held at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee stadium at Bambolim, in Goa this evening with the screening of Korean film “The Age of Shadows”.
Director of super-hit film Baahubali, SS Rajamouli will be the chief guest at the ceremony. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha and Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, among others, will grace the occasion.
AIR correspondent reports, “Traditional and film music from different parts of the country will be the centre of attraction at the closing ceremony. 300 films from 90 countries were screened at the 9-day event. About 4,000 delegates from India and abroad attended this year’s IFFI, out of which nearly 1,200 were students.
Legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmaniam was given Centenary Indian Film Personality of the year 2016 award at the opening ceremony on the 20th of this month. Veteran Korean filmmaker Im Kwon Taek was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award. For the first time, IFFI screened three films for the visually impaired persons with special audio described technology. IFFI is also planning to go green gradually and phase out use of plastic by 2019, when it completes 50 years.