40th International Film Festival of India

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40th International Film Festival of India
Awarded forBest of World cinema
Presented by Directorate of Film Festivals
Presented onDecember 3, 2009
Official website www.iffigoa.org
Best Feature Film"Cannot Live Without You"

The 40th International Film Festival of India was held from November 23 - December 3, 2009 in Goa. Veteran actors Waheeda Rahman and Mammootty were the Chief guests for the edition. [1] The 75 years of Assamese Cinema was celebrated by a special section featuring five films. Assamese film personalities Jahnu Barua, Gyanada Kakoti, Bidya Rao and Manju Bora were present on the occasion. For the first time, Malegaon industry of remakes received an international platform with the screening of two of their films. [2]

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Under Golden Jubilee Retro section, the sterling contributions of film personalities who have completed 50 years in the industry was acknowledged Asha Parekh, Sharmila Tagore and Soumitra Chatterjee. [3] The competition jury was headed by Brazilian director Joao Batista de Andrade. Other members of the jury were Kenichi Okubu (Japan), Jean-Michel Frodon (France), Sarika Takhur (India) and Vic Sarin (Canada). [2]

The Jury of Competition Section headed by Mr. Joao Batista de Andrade (Brazil), along with the members, Mr. Vic Sarin (Canada), Mr. Kenichi Okubu (Tokyo) Ms. Sarika (India) and Mr. Jean-Michel Frodon (France), at the inauguration of the 40th International Film Festival (IFFI-2009), at Kala Academy, in Panaji, Goa on November 23, 2009. The Jury of Competition Section headed by Mr. Joao Batista de Andrade (Brazil), along with the members, Mr. Vic Sarin (Canada), Mr. Kenichi Okubu (Tokyo) Ms. Sarika (India) and Mr. Jean-Michel Frodon (France).jpg
The Jury of Competition Section headed by Mr. Joao Batista de Andrade (Brazil), along with the members, Mr. Vic Sarin (Canada), Mr. Kenichi Okubu (Tokyo) Ms. Sarika (India) and Mr. Jean-Michel Frodon (France), at the inauguration of the 40th International Film Festival (IFFI-2009), at Kala Academy, in Panaji, Goa on November 23, 2009.

Winners

Official selections

Special screenings

Opening film

Closing film

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