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IFFI 2017: Noted filmmakers to head steering & technical panels

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NEW DELHI: Renowned filmmakers Jahnu Barua and Nagesh Kukunoor will head the steering and technical committees respectively for the International Film Festival of India 2017 being held in November this year.

Meanwhile, the preview committee for shortlisting films for IFFI which had already seen around 150 films has also been dissolved, and a new committee is expected soon. These changes have coincided with Smriti Zubin Irani taking on additional charge of the information and broadcasting ministry after M Venkaiah Naidu resigned following his nomination as the vice-president of India.

The preview not merely shortlists films from all entries received, but recommends films for competition section which will then be seen by the international jury, and for the "Country Focus."

IFFI, which is considered as one of the top 10 film festivals of the world, will be held from 20 to 28 November at Panaji (Goa).

The festival is organised by the Directorate of Film Festivals of the information and broadcasting ministry in collaboration with the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) on behalf of the state government.

A four-day Film Bazaar will also be organised from 20 November by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC).

The members of the Steering Committee are:

1.      Jahnu Barua (Convener)

2.      Siddharth Roy Kapur

3.      Shoojit Sarcar

4.      Bharat Bala

5.      Anand Gandhi

6.      Prasoon Joshi

7.      Vani Tripathi

8.   Piyush Pandey

9.      Shaji N. Karun

10.  Meren Imchen

11.  Ashwini Iyer Tiwari

12.  Director NFDC

13.  Nagesh Kukunoor - Chairman of Technical Committee

The Technical Committee comprises:

1.     Nagesh Kukunoor – Chairman

2.     NFDC representative

3.     Sameer Arya

4.     Director DFF

 5.    Commissioner, Panaji Municipality, Govt of Goa

6.     Chief Engineer (Elect.), Govt of Goa

 7.    Health Officer, Panaji

 8.   Chief Fire Officer, Goa

 9.   Traffic Commissioner, Panjim, Goa

10.  Incharge, INOX Theatre, Goa

11.  Chairman, Kala Academy, Goa

12.  CEO, ESG, Goa.

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