40-member panel named officially to select films for IFFI; Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri will be the convenor
Source :NewsBharati Date :22-Aug-2017
New Delhi, August 22: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry today constituted a 40 member preview committee with filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri as the convenor to select movies for the international festival in Goa.
IFFI is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. Other members of the new committee include Agnihotris wife and actress Pallavi Joshi, author and Padma Shri awardee Narendra Kohli and actress Hrishitaa Bhatt, an official statement said.
The move came after the Information and Broadcasting Ministry recently postponed a meeting of the previous preview committee comprising around 20 members who were nominated when M Venkaiah Naidu was the I&B Minister. The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be held in Goa from November 20 to 28.
The annual festival aims at providing a common platform for the cinemas of the world to project the excellence of the film art; contributing to the understanding and appreciation of film cultures of different nations in the context of their social and cultural ethos; and promoting friendship and cooperation among people of the world. The festival is conducted jointly by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Directorate of Film Festivals and the Government of Goa.