These activities provide a unique platform for exchange of ideas, culture and experiences
      between India and other countries in the field of cinema. It also provides a powerful platform for
      Indian cinema and fosters commercial opportunities for Indian films. Within the country, the
      latest trends in global cinema are made accessible to the general public, film industry and
      students.
      International Film Festival of India
           The 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), organized jointly by the Ministry of
      Information and Broadcasting and Government of Goa, successfully concluded on November 28,
      2018, after nine days of film screenings, master classes, discussions and other events.
      Relevant Website: www.iffigoa.org
      National Film Awards
           The National Film Awards, the highest awards in the field of cinema continue to underline
      cinematic excellence. The National Awards along with cinema’s highest honour, the Dadasaheb
      Phalke Award, are presented by the President of India. To commemorate the release of the first
      Indian Feature Film, Raja Harishchandra on 3rd May 1913, It has been decided to confer the
      National Film Awards on 3rd May of every year. Accordingly, 64th National Film Awards were
      given away for 2016.
      64th National Film Awards
           The Best Feature Film was bagged by ‘Kasaav’ (Marathi) directed by Sumitra Bhave and
      Sunil Sukthankar. The award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment was
      given to ‘Sathamanam Bhavathi’ (Telugu) directed by V.V. Reddy. The Best Actor award was
      presented to Akshay Kumar for the film ‘Rustom’ (Hindi) and Best Actress to Surbhi C M for
      the film ‘Minnaminungu - the Firefly’ (Malayalam). The film ‘Fireflies In The Abyss’ directed
      by Chandrashekhar Reddy was adjudged the Best Non-Feature Film. The Best Book on Cinema
      Award was given to ‘Lata: Sur Gatha’ written by Yatindra Mishra, whereas G. Dhananjayan was
      awarded Best Film Critic. The prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2016 was
      presented to renowned filmmaker Shri K. Vishwanath for his commendable contribution to
      Indian Cinema.
      Mahatma Gandhi Film Festival
           Film Festival on Mahatma Gandhi was organised from April 14-16, 2017 in Motihari, Bihar
      to commemorate the centenary of the Champaran Satyagraha. The Festival was organised in
      collaboration with Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari.
      Relevant Website: www.dff.nic.in
      National Film Archive of India
           The importance of preserving cinema as an art and historical document has been recognized
      all over the world. The task of preserving cinema in all its varied expressions and forms is best
      entrusted to a national organization having a permanent set-up and the confidence of the film
      industry and adequate resources and expertise. Thus, the National Film Archive of India (NFAI)
      was established as a media unit in February, 1964 with the following aims and objectives: to
      trace, acquire and preserve for posterity the heritage of national cinema and build up a