Canada – the Country of Focus at IFFI, Goa 2017.
Date: 22nd November 2017
The International Festival of India features a Country of Focus every year. Through this category, prominent films made by the country of focus are screened at IFFI Goa 2017.
The festival encourages friendly ties between India and other countries through this category, by encouraging delegations from the country, as well as respected individuals from the country’s film industry to visit IFFI.
Canada, the land of vast distances and rich natural beauty has been chosen this year, as the Focus Country at the 48th International Film Festival of India.
IFFI 2017 is happy to be hosting and presenting a Canadian delegation, in addition to presenting a package of 8 best films from recent Canadian Cinema.
The screenings have begun on the 21st November and will include 8 films like Closet Monster, Don’t Talk to Irene, Eye on Juliet, Meditation Park, Old Stone, Ravenous, The Stairs and Allure. While “Old Stone” was the Canada Focus Opening Film, “Meditation Park” will be the Country Focus – Gala Screening.
Mr. Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, Ms. Marielle Poupelin, Interim Director, International Promotion and Ms. April Mullen, Filmmaker-Producer and Actress from Canada attended the Festival as Special Guests and are the panelists for the Indo – Canada co-production seminar, proposed to be organized by the Canadian High Commission in India during the Festival.
At the press conference today, talking about their partnership with IFFI 2017, says Cameron Bailey, “I’m pleased to be associated with IFFI 2017 and glad to see all colleagues and friends like Mr Sunit Tandon as well as some of the filmmakers and journalists. Today, we are so happy to be presenting focus at the Canadian films at IFFI Goa. This is for me the combination of the kind of bridge that we have been building it between India and Canada at our respective film industries for many years. There have been several independent films being showcased at the Toronto International Film Festival. Now, we bring Canadian films to India and showcasing 8 independent films.”