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Goa accorded Permanent Venue status for IFFI

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2011 will be signed between the state and the Centre on September 9, and Goa has been accorded the status of a permanent venue for the film event in the MoU, informed the CEO of the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), Manoj Srivastava.

The inaugural ceremony of the 42nd edition of the IFFI will be held at the Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, while the closing event would be held at Kala Academy.

The annual mega film festival will also undergo a paradigm shift, with uniformity brought in its theme.

Coming out with this information, the director of the newly established, Goa-based IFFI Secretariat, Shankar Mohan said that the technical committee has already approved Margao as the venue for the opening of the IFFI 2011, and all related logistical modalities including transportation of delegates and traffic control are being worked to their last detail.

Speaking further, Mohan said that this year, the prestigious film festival would be more global and people-friendly, receiving more public, including locals. “We are also reintroducing the public screenings, this year, replacing the beach screenings with open air screening of censored movies.”

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