49th IFFI concludes with gala ceremony in Goa

49th edition of International film festival of India concluded with a gala ceremony held at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Taleigaon.

Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha, and a host of celebrities were present on the occasion.

Master scriptwriter Salim Khan was honoured with the IFFI special award for his lifetime contribution to cinema at the closing ceremony. His son Arbaaz Khan received the award on his behalf.

More than 220 movies from 67 countries were screened at the nine-day event. 26 feature films and 21 non-feature films were screened in the Indian Panorama section.

While Israel was the focus country, Jharkhand was the focus state this year.

Meanwhile, Information & Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore sent a message, congratulating all the participants of 49th edition of International film festival of India.

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