Wagh added that popular films from Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Bengali films shall be ignored in the fest starting November 20, as the content depicted in them is not linear to what’s expected in the festival. This is the main reason why these films were ousted from the schedule. Directorate of Film Festival (DFF) is collaborating with the state government to organize this event, and its officials too share the same views as the fest organizers, he says. Not many Bollywood filmmakers are keen to premier their films in the festival as the event is only limited to delegates.
IFFI 2013 Snubs ‘Popular Movies’; Focus More On ‘Serious Cinema’.
International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2013 shall be meaningful. The organizers of the film-fest have decided not to screen the popular masala movies this year, but instead shift focus to ‘serious cinema’. Vishnu Wagh, Vice Chairman, Entertainment Society of Goa stated that the highest level of people forming the film fraternity feel that the festival should not include ‘popular’ cinema, as they believe that IFFI should stress more on screening serious films.