GOA: Chief minister Pramod Sawant said that the 2020 edition of the International Film Festival of India (Iffi) will take place as scheduled this year. As film screening facilities remain closed across the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this has also cast doubts over hosting the festival in Goa.
Besides the release of the official poster for Iffi by the Union information and broadcasting ministry, there has been no word officially on whether hosting of the festival would be possible this year, the Union ministry called for submission of entries from filmmakers in the Indian Panoram section as well as for international films.
When queried if Iffi 2020 would be held, Sawant on Wednesday simply nodded in the affirmative without further elaboration. Officials at the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) confirmed that the CM did have a discussion recently with Union ministry officials over the hosting of Iffi.
The News 24 Goa