India's Oldest Film Festival - IFFI 2009: The 40th International Film Festival Of India 2009, Panaji, Goa, 11/23 - 12/3 2009

IFFI 2009 Official LogoThe Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, the State Government of Goa, and the Indian Film Industry are organizing the 40th International Film Festival Of India (IFFI) 2009 at Panaji, Goa during November 23 - December 3, 2009.

The IFFI is the oldest and most respected Film Festival in India. The first IFFI was organized in 1952. There is not a lot of money given out the winners of competitions in various categories (the 2009 posted total award money is a meager $140,000), the real value of the IFFI awards are in the prestige, respect and recognition the awards bring to the winners of this International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations (FIAPF) recognized cinema event.

The  2009 IFFI has competitive categories for films from Asia, Asia Pacific, Africa and Latin America, and showcases the best of the Indian Film industry. Also there is a special exhibit in which the National Film Archives of India (NFAI) traces the almost 90 years of Indian Cinema history, displaying artifacts from as early the 1913 film "Raja Harishchandra" by Dadasaheb Phalke, who is considered the father of Indian movies.

Visit the IFFI 2009 Official website for more information.

The IFFI organizers have made the original (44 MB!) brochure in PDF format online here. This brochure is tastefully designed, and full of information all the films being featured at IFFI 2009.

The following is a partial extract from the brochure. Once again, read the brochure for complete information.

Argentina 4,3,2 One Mercedes Farriols
Australia Belladonna Annika Glac
Bangladesh Beyond the Circle Golab Rabbany Biplob
Brazil The Sky We Were Born Under Marcos Jorge, Fernando Severo
China/UK She, A Chinese Guo Xialu
Georgia/Kazakhstan The Other Bank George Ovashvili
India Angshumaner Chhobi Atanu Ghosh
India Gabricha Paus Satish Manwar
Iran Granaz Abbas Rafei
Mexico Nora’s Will Mariana Chenillo
Peru The Prize Alberto ‘Chicho’ Duront
Philippines The Last Viewing Ronaldo Bertubin
South Korea/France A Brand New Life Ounie Lecomte
Sri Lanka Between Two Worlds Vimukthi Jayasundara
Taiwan I Can’t Live Without You Leon Dai
CINEMA OF THE WORLD 23-73
Armenia Dawn On The Sad Street Albert Mkrtchyan
Belgium/Canada An Angel At Sea Frederic Demont
Brazil Times Of Peace Daniel Filho
Canada Love And Savagery John N. Smith
Canada Crackie Sherry White
Canada Cairo Time Ruba Nadda
China Wheat He Ping
Cyprus/Greece Guilt Vassilis Mazomenos
Czech Republic Foxes Mira Fornay
Denmark At World’s End Tomas Villum Jense
Denmark Mollycam Aage Rais-Nordentoft
Finland Letters To Father Jacob Klaus Haro
Finland Overseas and Under Your Skin Lenka Hellstedt
Finland The House of Branching Love Mika Kaurismaki
France Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky Jan Kounen
France A Prophete Jacques Audiard
Germany Without You I’m Nothing Florian Eichinger
Germany Distance Thoman Sieben
Germany The Architect Ina Weisse
Germany Vision Margaret Von Trotta
Germany/Austria Zapping Alien@Mozart-balls Vitus Zeplichal
Germany/Turkey/ Men On The Bridge Asli Ozge
The Netherlands
Hungary Fluke Tamas Kemenyffy
Hungary The Seventh Circle Arpad Sopsits
Hungary A Kind Of America Gabor Herendi
Indonesia Woman With A Turban Hanung Bramantyo
Iran A Splan of Heaven Ali Varirian
Iran Bleeding Heart Mohammad Reza Rahmani
Iran Child Of Soil Mohammad Ali Ahangar
Iran The Night Rasoul Sadrameli
Kazakhstan Together With my Father Danier Salamat
Morocco Tale Of a Mchaouchi Wrestler Mohammad Ahed
Nigeria The Figurine Kunle Afolayan
Philippines Baler Mark Meily
Poland/Ukraine And A Warm Heart Krzystof Zanussi
Portugal Goodnight Irene Paolo Marinou-Blanco
Romania Tales From The Golden Age Christian Mungui
Russia Yuri’s Day Kirill Serebrennikov
Serbia,Bosnia, St, George Shoots The Dragon Srjdav Dragojevic
Herzegovina,Bulgaria
Slovakia Heaven,Hell,Earth Laura Sivakova
Spain Hierro Gabe Ibanez
Spain Broken Embraces Pedro Almodovar
Sri Lanka Once Upon a Time Sanath Gunatilake
Thailand Best of Times Yonyoot Thongkongtoon
Thailand Samchuk Thanit Jitnukul
The Netherlands Calimucho Eugenie Jansen
The Netherlands Blood Brothers Arno Dierickx
Turkey I Saw The Sun Mahsun Kirmizgul
UK,Italy,Belgium,France The Time That Remains Elia Suleiman
UK,France,Italy,Belgium,Spain Looking For Eric Ken Loach
USA Where are You Sophia Nagendra Karri

FILM INDIA WORLDWIDE
Canada, Ireland A Shine Of Rainbows Vic Sarin
India,USA Seven Days in Slow Motion Umakanth Thurugoti
Iran,France The Firm Land Chapour Hathighat
USA Bombay Summer Joseph Mathew

COUNTRY FOCUS
Croatia
I have to Sleep, My Angel Dejan Acimovic
Long Dark Night Antun Vrdoljak
Two Players from the Bench Dejan Sorak
Estonia
Autumn Ball Veiko Ounpuu
I Was Here Rene Vilbre
Taarka Ain Macots
The Class Ilmar Raag
Italy
Giulia Doesn’t Date At Night Giuseppe Piccioni
I Am Alive Dino & Filippo Gentili
Schemes of Affection Dodo Fiori
We Can Do That Giulio Manfredonia
Poland
Case Unknown Feliks Falk
Futro Tomasz Drodowcz
General Nil Ryszard Bugajski
God’s Little Village Jacek Bromski
Mall Girls Kasia Roslaniec
Operation Danub Jacek Glomb
Latin America
Argentina 432 One Mercedes Farriols
Brazil Muamba Chico Faganello
Colombia Nochebuena Camila Loboguerrero
Mexico The Day Tao
Peru Passengers Andres Cotler

RETROSPECTIVES
Gurinder Chadha
Paris J’Taime
Angus, Thongs & Perfect Snogging
Bend It Like Beckham
Bhaji On The Beach
Bride & Prejudice
The Mistress of Spices
What’s Cooking?
Manoel de Oliveira
Aniki Bobo
The Cannibals
The Convent
I’m Going Home
A Talking Picture
No, Or The Vain Glory Of Command
Nonzee Nimibutr
Dang Bireley’s and Young Gangsters
Jan Dara
Nang Nak
Okay Baytong
The Whee
Queen of Langkasuka

SPECIAL SECTION

FRANCE
The Class Laurent Cantet
Blame It On Voltaire Abdel Kechiche
The Little Girl Olivier Dahan
Amelie Jean-Pierre Jeunet
The Man on the Train Patrice Leconte
His Brother Patrice Chereau

INDIA PREMIERE
And Once Again Amol Palekar
God Lives in the Himalayas Sanjay Srinivas Jagannathan
Jaagor Sangramsinh Gaikwad
Janma Shirish Rane
Red Alert-The War Within Ananth Mahadevan
Shahrukh Bola Khubsoorat hai Tu Makrand Deshpande
Vimukthi P.Sheshadri

WAR AND PEACE
No Man’s Land Danis Tanovic
Capitaine Conan Bertrand Tavernier
Haqeeqat Chetan Anand
Turtles Can Fly Bahman Ghobadi
Schindler’s List Steven Spielberg
The Great Dictator Charles Chaplin

TRIBUTE
Joao Batista
Blood and Wine
Sixth Street, No Number
Roland Reber
With Dirty Wings
The Dark Side of Our Inner Space
The Room
24/7 The Passion of Life
Pentamagica
My Dream or Loneliness Never Walks Alone

FILMS DIVISION Moments With Maestros
Rare Documentaries on the life and times of India’s musical legends.
Anil Biswas Braj Bhusan
Baba N. D. Keluskar
Antardwani Jabbar Patel
Hans Akela Jabbar Patel
Begum Akhtar N. K. Issar
Dhrupad Mani Kaul
Gangubai Hangal Vijay Mulay
Girija Devi Bijoy Chatterjee
K. L. Saigal Yash Pal Chaudhary
Khayal Usha Deshpande
Manna De Satarupa Sanyal
Moments with the Maestro Pramod Pati
Mubarak Begum Bipin Choubal
Naushad-A Musical Journey Dinesh Kumar Prabhakar
Ustad Bismilla Khan Dinesh Kumar Prabhakar
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Gulzar
Aamir Khan S. N. S. Sastry
Ahmad Jaan Thirakawa Lakshmi Shankar
Pandit Krishnarao Shankar Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao
Pandit Malikarjun Mansur Prajna Parimita Parasher
Pt. Ramanarayan V. Packirisamy
Sheikh Chinna Maulana V. Packirisamy
Rafi-We Remember You Kuldeep Sinha
Salil Chowdhury Jagdish Banerjee
Samchaika Saliesh Shetty
Samgeet Martand Pandit Jasraj Madhura Jasraj
Sarod Kumar Gogi
Semmangudi Sreenivasa lyer Santosh Sivan
Setu-The Bridge Bhimsain
Shruti and Grace of Indian Music Shyam Benegal
Siddeshwari Devi Mani Kaul
Singh Bandhu Ashok Vazirani
Tarana Rajat Kapoor
Teejan Bai V. Packirisamy
The Melody Man Gul Bahar Singh
Thyaga Brahman R. Krishna Mohan
Ustad Alla Rakha Chandrashekhar Nair
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Gulzar

DIGITAL FILMS
Argentina Fish Head Liliana ‘July’ Massaccesi
Australia The Nothing Men Mark Fitzpatrick
Austria Invocation of Bliss Michael Pilz
Greece Plato’s Academy
Philippines Butterflies Have no Memories Lav Diaz
Philippines Cavafy Yiannis Smaragdis
Philippines Green Rocking Chair Roxlee
Philippines Imburnal Sherad Anthony Sanchez
Philippines Squatterpunk Khavn De La Cruz
Philippines The Middle Mystery of Khavn De La Cruz
Kristo Negro
Philippines Years When I Was A John Torres
Child Outside