The 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) on Sunday shared the list of the films competing for the award of the best debut feature film of a director.
National Award-winning film "Hellaro", directed by Abhishek Shah, and Malayalam film "Uyare" by Manu Ashokan are the two Indian films competing for the award
Algerian film "Abou Leila", directed by Amin Sidi-Boumedine; Korean film "Romang" by LEE Chang-geun; Romanina movie "Monsters" by Marius Olteanu; US film "My Name is Sara" by Steven Oritt; and female filmmaker Eva Cool's "Cleo" have made it to Debut Competition this year.
The award carries Silver Peacock, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs 10,000,00 to be given to a feature film that reflects a new paradigm in motion pictures in terms of aesthetic, technique or technological innovation.
The festival will be held from November 20-28 in Goa with close to 250 films from various countries to be screened at the premier movie extravaganza.
This year, Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner Amitabh Bachchan's selected seven or eight films will also be showcased at the movie gala.