IFFI nominates 8 movies for ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal , The International Film Festival of India has nominated eight movies for this year’s International Council for Film, Television and Audio-visual Communication UNESCO Gandhi Medal. Festival Director Senthil Rajan said, Allama is the only Indian film competing for the prestigious award. The remaining seven are from Canada, Spain, Iran, Turkey,Israel, The Netherlands and Latvia. All 8 films are being screened at the ongoing IFFI in Panaji, Goa.
The foreign films nominated for the award include ‘The Apology’ from Canada, ‘Beluga’ from Iran, ‘Harmonia’ from Israel and ‘The Family’ from Spain. The ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Award will be given to a film that best reflects Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals of peace, tolerance and non-violence.
International Film Festival of India:
The International Film Festival of India (IFFI), founded in 1952, is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. Held annually in the state of Goa, on the western coast of the country,
The festival is conducted jointly by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Directorate of Film Festivals and the Government of Goa. The 46th edition (latest) of IFFI was held at Panjim Goa from 20 November 2015 with A R Rahman as the Chief Guest