Moviebuff is once again proud to be partnered with The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) this year as the official movie info partner. IFFI will be celebrating its 48th year in 2017, having secured a place for itself in the global film festival calendar over the years.
In 2017, the festival will showcase over a 190 films from over 80 countries, opening with Iranian director Majid Majidi's "Beyond the Clouds" on November 20th and close with Pablo Cesar's "Thinking of Him" eight days later.
This year's lifetime achievement award recipient is Atom Egoyan. Atom Egoyan is one of Canada’s most celebrated arthouse directors. Exotica, which won the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes’94, was his international breakthrough film. The Sweet Hereafter, his most critically acclaimed film, received two Academy Award nominations.
Ararat, about the Armenian genocide in the Turkish Ottoman Empire, centred on child survivor Arshile Gorky, who went on to become the pioneer of American abstract expressionism. Where the Truth Lies, Adoration and The Captive have all competed for the Palme d’Or in Cannes. Egoyan has also directed theatre and opera, including an adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s Eh Joe, winner of The Irish Times/ESB Award for Best Direction.
Films will be screened across various categories encompassing world cinema, Indian Panorama (which is a selection of non-feature films), as well as those up for international competition. You can download the official IFFI 2017 booklet here for more information.
What follows is a comprehensive list of films being screened this year. Use the quick category links to jump straight to each category. You can also click on each card to head straight to the movie page on Moviebuff.com for trailers, media, cast and crew information, trivia and lots more!
ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal
Cinema of the World
Country Focus: Canada
Retrospective: Atom Egoyan
Films of Dada Sahib Phalke Award Winner: K. Vishwanath
Biennale College Cinema 2016
Indian Panorama selection of Feature Films
Mainstream Cinema Selections
Indian Panorama selection of Non - Feature Films