Goa all set to host IFFI from Monday

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Panji, Nov 22 (ANI): Popular tourist hub Goa is all set to host the 40th International Film Festival of India from Monday.

Interacting with the media after reviewing the preparations of the fest state Chief Minister Digambar Kamat said: "Goa is all set to host the 40th International Film Festival of India. We have done all the preparations and on 23rd of this month, our very own Waheeda Rehman would inaugurate the festival."

"A cultural show has been organized as a part of the inaugural programme and besides that a Chinese film 'Wit' would be screened," he added.

Kamat also mentioned that the prime objective of the festival would be to project Goa as an ideal locale for movie producers of not only India but also for filmmakers from around the world.

The Indian Section at IFFI 2009 will be held under nine different segments and will screen 77 films.

In all, the IFFI 2009 would present a bouquet of 44 films, 26 feature films and 18 non-feature films.

The 'curtains-down' will be after the screening of the Spanish film 'Broken Embraces'.

The closing ceremony announcing the winners would be held on November 30 marked by a life-style show on the theme 'Fashion in Indian Cinema'.

Nearly 6000 delegates are likely to participate in IFFI 2009. (ANI)

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