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Liquor baron Vijay Mallya has been invited as a Chief Guest at the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa on November 30. The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) Chief Executive Officer Manoj Srivastava said that said that Mallya will be there for the award function of Short Film Center (SFC).

He said, “SFC concept has clicked very well and it has given a platform for the documentary filmmakers. Presence of a personality like Mallya would give further boost to the concept.”

The concept of Short Film Centre has been introduced by the ESG and has two competitions which include International films and Environmental Films (Vasudha Awards).

United Brewerie’s Kingfisher has sponsored Rs 50 lakh for the IFFI 2010 and also has set up ‘Kingfisher Village’ an activity centre near the festival venue.

UB is basically a major sponsor for SFC because of which the centre is able to showcase 30 documentaries in its competition sections.

Source: Hindu

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The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has been flagged off yesterday, Monday, November 22, 2010. This is the 41st year of the festival, which is held in Panaji, the capital city of the small state of Goa. The festival was opened by the Union Railway Minister, Mamata Benerjee.

According to sources, this year, the IFFI is slated to screen 300 films throughout the festival. It is a 10 day long festival that will cater to audiences of different languages.

There are a set of some good Indian movies that are scheduled for the IFFI screening. Those films include- Hindi movies – Tere Bin Laden, I am Kalam, Wake Up Sid, Paa and 3 Idiots; Tamil movies: Athma Kadhaand Angadi Theru.

Telugu, Kannada and Malyalam movies that will be screened in the festival are Prasthanam, Kanasemba Kudureyaneri, Aidu Ondola Aidu and Shabari, Mummy & Me, Makaramanju, Kaal Chilambu and Elektra.

The 41st edition also has something new to share. It has a ‘Short Fim Centre’ that will help in bringing the makers and the producers of a short film.

Source: Hindu

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