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20 films in IFFI's international competition section

Twenty movies have been chosen for the international competition section while eight films will be screened in the Indian premieres category at the 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that kicks off here this month.

entertainment Updated: Nov 07, 2009 16:36 IST

Twenty movies have been chosen for the international competition section while eight films will be screened in the Indian premieres category at the 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that kicks off here this month.

"The international competition section will have 20 films selected from six countries, including Germany, Ecuador, UK, India, Italy and France," Manoj Srivastava, CEO of the Entertainment Society of Goa, the nodal agency organising the festival, said at a press conference here Friday.

Srivastava said the films recommended by the panel of juries headed by filmmaker Pankaj Parashar were Red Alert (Hindi) by Anant Mahadevan, And it Goes (English) by Amol Palekar, Vimukhti (Kannada) by P. Sheshadri, I am 24 (Hindi) by Saurabh Shukla, Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu (Hindi) by Makrand Deshpande, Zagor (Konkani) by Sangram Gaikwad, Janma (Marathi) by Tapan Acharya and God lives in the Himalayas (English) by Sanjaeev Srinivas.

"We will also have a Kingfisher village on the banks of the river Mandovi where entertainment events will be held each evening," the CEO added.

IFFI, which will begin on November 23, is the most important state sponsored film festival in the country and the 40th edition is expected to see filmmakers from over 50 countries participate.