The Open Forum, an integral part of the International Film Festival of India, IFFI for the past 29 years, will begin today at Panaji in Goa.
The Open Forum is a platform where filmmakers, actors, jury members, senior government officials, organisers of film festivals from India and abroad exchange their views and ideas in a free and frank manner.
The topic for todays Open Forum is “New Challenges in Organising Film Festivals. The Speakers are IFFI Director Sunit Tandon, Entertainment Society of Goa CEO Amey Abhyankar and Kiran V Shantaram from Federation of Film Societies of India, among others.
Other important events lined up for today include press conference by cast and crew of Pihu and Pushkar Puran. These two movies were the opening films of the Indian Panorama section at IFFI.
Cast and crew of Marathi movie Pimpal will present their film which is scheduled for screening today.
IFFI will also screen Hindi film Secret Superstar for visually impaired persons with audio described technology this afternoon. This film is being screened under Accessible India campaign and in collaboration with UNESCO and Saksham Trust.
The audio description gives a visually impaired person a true sense of what is happening on the screen. Other important movies scheduled for screening today include Bahubali 2: The Conclusion, Tamil film Manusangada, Odia film Khyanika, Bengali film Meghnadbod Rohosyo and The Second Mother from Brazil.