The International Film Festival of India will take place from January 16 to 24 this year in a hybrid format. The festival has been postponed due to the pandemic, but now with the hybrid format, 224 films will be shown this year. The Argentine filmmaker Pablo Cesar is chairman of the jury of the 51st IFFI.
About the festival, Cesar told socialmediagossips.com: “It is a great honor to be chairman of the 51st IFFI. I first attended IFFI in 1994 when it was held in Calcutta. “
Pablo Cesar said Indian cinema has changed a lot over the years. He added that when he first visited the IFFI in the 1990s, he was deeply impressed by films from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and West Bengal.
“Initially, Bombay was the only capital of cinema in India with its Bollywood films, but now it’s Tollywood, Kollywood, and more, and they’re growing every year. That is amazing. I have seen this change over the years and also during the times when I visited India, ”he shared.
Pablo Cesar, who will take part in the festival virtually, also praised the quality of the technology used in Indian cinema. “The quality of technology in Indian cinema is increasing every year. It’s extremely professional, ”he said.
Cesar is known for his contribution to cinema with films such as Equinox, the garden of roses, Pensando en él and many others.