The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2017 will present 195 films from over 82 countries in its 48th edition scheduled in Goa during November 20-28.
Of these, 10 would be world premieres, 10 Asian and International premiers and over 64 Indian premieres.
As per information received, the festival will open with Beyond The Clouds by acclaimed filmmaker Majid Majidi and close with the world premier of Indo-Argentinian Thinking of Him directed by Pablo Cesar.
Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan will grace the opening ceremony of the festival as a special guest, while Salman Khan will be present at the closing ceremony apart from industry professionals, international guests, dignitaries and film celebrities.
The Indian Panaroma section will be inaugurated by renowned actress Sridevi on November 21. The IFFI 2017 Country Focus on Canada will be celebrated on the same day.
The International Competition section of IFFI 2017 will showcase 15 films competing for the Golden and Silver Peacock awards.
IFFI 2017 will present a specially curated section on James Bond, four films from young filmmakers of the Biennale College under a collaboration with the Venice International Film Festival.
IFFI 2017 will present the Indian film personality of the year award to actor Amitabh Bachchan and the Lifetime Achievement award to Canadian director Atom Egoyan.