The response of delegates and viewers at IFFI 2015 was encouraging. All the theatres received good presence which shows that IFFI has succeeded to a great extent in achieving its objective of showcasing good international films to Indian viewers and good Indian films to foreign delegates. This was stated by Shri C. Senthil Rajan, Director, DFF while addressing the Mid Fest Press conference.

He said that a film festival is all about promoting cinema, both Indian and International. IFFI’s objective is to showcase quality films and promote India as a destination for shooting films in general and Goa in particular, he added. Briefing the media about the on-going activities at IFFI 2015, Shri Rajan said that more than 8000 registrations have been made so far, which included those of 24 FTII students. Referring to the preparation for closing ceremony of IFFI 2015, he said that the ceremony will showcase the rich and splendid tradition of Indian cinema through the medium of music and dance.

Speaking to the media, Shri Ameya Abhyankar, CEO, ESG said that preparation for IFFI 2016 will be started soon after the conclusion of the on-going festival. The CEO also emphasised the need to make the festival IT enabled and said that efforts will be made to enhance the overall quality of the festival, so that IFFI can be at par with other famous film festivals across the world.