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Times Innovative Media is IFFI's event management agency

MUMBAI: The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) has selected Times Innovative Media as the event management agency for the 38th International Film Festival of India (Iffi) 2007, which starts from 23 November.


Times Innovative submitted a financial bid of over Rs 21.3 million, of which it claimed it would raise Rs 9 million through sponsorships.


The company has also produced bank guarantee of Rs 9 million. The ESG had also decided to register only 5,000 delegates for the festival depending upon the availability of seating capacity in consultation with the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), New Delhi.


The total number of delegates will be registered depending on the seating capacity available, ESG CEO Nandini Paliwal said. The two new theatres would be ready by 7 November.


She also said that the use of private theatres in Panjim was under consideration and that the DFF technical committee was yet to submit its report on feasibility of theatres.


For the first time, it has been also broadly agreed to introduce the concept of ticketing system for the delegates for entering the cinema halls to watch the movies to be screened during the festival so that there would not be any rush at the venues.


The delegates would be allowed to participate for three screenings per day and the media delegates could watch five screenings per day. However, they will have to do bookings in advance.

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