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Goa Film Festival 2016 -  International fil festival of India started off in year 1952 is considered one of the most prestigious film festivals all over Asia. The annual festivals is celebrated from 20th of November to 30th of November every year in Goa at western coast. The festival is organized to display excellence in film art through a common platform. The purpose is to understand the culture of the film industry followed in different nations with the view to promote friendship and public collaboration. 

The festival is organized by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Directorate of Film Festivals and the Government of Goa. The 46th edition (last) of IFFI was held at Panjim Goa from 20 November 2015 had A R Rahman as the Chief Guest. International film festival of India 2016 is going to be the 47th in a row, will be celebrated in Goa.

History of Goa Film Festival

The 1st edition of the International Film Festival was organized in Mumbai in form 24th of January to 1st of February in the year 1952. It was organized by the Films Division, Government of India was also supported by the first Prime Minister of India. Later, the film festival was taken to Madras, Delhi, Calcutta and Trivandrum. Overall, it had about 40 features and 100 short films. In Delhi, the International film festival of IndIa (IFFI) was inaugurated by Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru on 21 February 1952. 

It was first International Film Festival held anywhere in Asia.  The first edition of the festival was participated by 23 countries including the United States. Awara (Hindi), Patala Bhairavi (Telugu), Amar Bhoopali (Marathi) and Babla (Bengali) were the Indian entries for the 1st edition. From the 3rd edition in January 1965, IFFI became more competitive. Since then moved to Trivandrum, capital of Kerala. In 2004, the IFFI was moved to Goa from Trivandrum.

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