IFFI 2005, the prestigious annual international film festival will be staged in Goa from Nov 24 to December 4, 2005. In a press briefing today, Mr. Sanjit Rodrigues, Chief Executive Officer of the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) announced the schedule and performers at this years event that promises to be a one of a kind experience for delegates and media attending the festival. The ten-day event will come alive with fanfare and festivities, distinguishing the beauty and charm of the host state of Goa. Day one will begin with a colorful pageantry that starts at the Mandovi Bridge. The fanfare will go along the waterfront, past the Kala Academy and finally come to the Grand Stands at the Old Goa Medical College. The festivities will be officially inaugurated by Mr. Pratapsingh Rane, Honble Chief Minister of Goa at an exclusive opening ceremony for VIPs, media across the country and delegates of the film festival. The fun and fiesta at Celebrating IFFI Goa 2005 continues with the Namaste India Concert at the Beach Cinema at Caranzalem featuring Shankar Mahadevan and other Indian musicians. The big premieres and Red Carpets of the event will be held at the Inox Multiplex. The ten-day Film festival will have a regular feature of unusual and innovative events like the street animation, laser shows in Caranzalem to showcase picturesque Goa, two mobile cinemas at Colva beach and Bicholim, taking the festival to every part of Goa and a Pani projection at Panjim Church. The biggest Bollywood blockbusters including Sarkar, Mangal Pandey-the Rising, Bunty aur Babli and Salaam Namastewill be screened at the Beach Cinema in Caranzalem. The last day of the festival will see the Goa Music Day, celebrating the song and melody of Goa and its people. Through the day, the local Goan musicians will perform at 101 significant places to bring out the true spirit of Goa and every nook and corner will be alive with the sound of celebration! This special day culminates into the preview of the movie Dubai Return that will be attended by the stars of the film- Irfan Khan, Divya Dutta, Ritu Shivpuri, director Aditya Bhattacharya and producer Manya Patil. To top it all will be the breath-taking performances by singers Sudesh Bhosale, Oliver Sean, Sagarika, Shivani Kashyap, Australian singer Ayesha Londons Bandish Project and DJ Platinum and Band of Boys. This fantastic event is being planned and executed by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd on behalf of ESG.
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