Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese and celebrated Hungarian filmmaker Istevan Szabo shall be honoured with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement award on the this yr’s International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur introduced on Friday. The 52nd version of of the movie pageant shall be held from November 20 to twenty-eight in Goa.
While Szabo is thought for his masterpieces like 1966’s Father and 1981 film Mephisto, Scorsese is without doubt one of the main figures of the New Hollywood period, broadly considered one of many best and most influential administrators in movie historical past.
The minister additionally introduced that for the primary time ever IFFI has invited main OTT gamers to take part within the pageant. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5, Voot and Sony Liv will take part on the movie pageant by unique Masterclasses, content material launches and previews, curated movie bundle screenings, and varied different on-ground and digital occasions.
Netflix shall be organising a 3-day digital Masterclass by the Paris primarily based famend faculty of picture and humanities, Gobelins School L’picture. The pageant will see India premiere of Netflix film The Power of the Dog by Jane Campion and particular screening of Kartik Aaryan’s movie Dhamaka.
SonyLiv is organising a masterclass by Scam-1992 screenplay author – Sumit Purohit and Saurav Dey, whereas Zee5 has specifically curated Breakpoint — the sequence on Tennis stars Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, by Nitesh Tiwari and Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, for IFFI.
Thakur mentioned that this yr IFFI will present a platform to younger budding expertise from throughout India to attach with mainstream cinema filmmakers and the business. Seventy 5 artistic minds (below 35 years) shall be invited to work together with business leaders and attend Masterclasses on the pageant. A contest shall be organised to pick the 75 candidates and the final date to submit functions for a similar is October 30.
The minister additionally introduced that for the primary time ever, movies from 5 BRICS nations shall be showcased by the BRICS Film Festival alongside IFFI. The 5 international locations — Brazil, Russia, South Africa, China and India– are additionally the Focus Countries of the 52nd IFFI.
The opening movie of this version of IFFI shall be The King of all of the World, directed by Carlos Saura. Around 30 titles have been shortlisted for screening at 52nd IFFI from outstanding International Film Festivals within the Festival Kaleidoscope and World Panorama Section.
The pageant may also pay homage to legendary actor Dilip Kumar, celebrated filmmaker Sumitra Bhave, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Sanchari Vijay, Surekha Sikri, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Bertrand Tavenier, Christopher Plummer and Jean-Claude Carriere.
The Retrospective part on the pageant will function famend Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr, Russian filmmaker and stage director Andrei Konchalovsky and Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner Rajinikanth.
The pageant may also pay a particular tribute to Sean Connery, the primary actor to painting fictional British spy James Bond on the large display screen.