The 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) commenced on November 20, 2023, in Goa, with the opening ceremony held at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium in Bambolim.
- Anurag Singh Thakur, the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, inaugurated the 9-day event, and the opening movie was the British film ‘Catching Dust.’
- The 54th IFFI received 2926 entries from 105 countries, marking a significant increase in international submissions compared to the previous year.
- The festival will feature 13 World Premieres, 18 International Premieres, 62 Asia Premieres, and 89 India Premieres during its duration.
- In a new development, IFFI has introduced OTT Awards to acknowledge excellence in OTT series and films, receiving 32 entries in 10 languages from 15 OTT platforms for the Best Web Series (OTT) Award.
- Veteran actor Madhuri Dixit received the Special Recognition to Bhartiya Cinema award for her significant contributions to the Indian film industry.
- The Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Hollywood actor and producer Michael Douglas at the closing ceremony on the 28th of the month.
- The star-studded opening ceremony featured scintillating performances by film stars Madhuri Dixit, Shahid Kapoor, Shriya Sharan, Nushratt Bharucha, Pankaj Tripathi, Shantanu Moitra, Shreya Ghosal, and Sukhwinder Singh.
What new feature was introduced at the 54th IFFI to acknowledge excellence in OTT series and films?
A. International Film Awards
B. Web Series Festival
C. OTT Recognition
D. OTT Awards
Ans : D. OTT Awards
Which award did Madhuri Dixit receive at the opening ceremony for her contributions to the Indian film industry?
A. Best Actress Award
B. Lifetime Achievement Award
C. Special Recognition to Bhartiya Cinema
D. Best Director Award
Ans : C. Special Recognition to Bhartiya Cinema
Who will be honored with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at the closing ceremony of IFFI?
A. Shah Rukh Khan
B. Michael Douglas
C. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
D. Steven Spielberg
Ans : B. Michael Douglas