Indian born Hollywood producer Ashok Amritraj, Chairman andCEO of Hyde Park Entertainment is to be honoured at the International FilmFestival of India being held in Goa (Nov 29 - Dec 9).
The festival will screen five of his recent films in asection called Spotlight on Ashok Amritraj, an Indian Success Story inHollywood. The films include Walking Tall, Raising Helen, Bandits, MoonlightMile and Bringing Down the House.
Speaking to ScreenDaily.com, festival director Neelam Kapur said, the festival would open withMira Nair's Vanity Fair,will have an Indian panorama section, an Asian competition section and filmsfrom across the globe.
The Indian panorama comprises 21 films in the feature filmsection, including Oscar entry Shwaasand Rituparno Ghosh's Chokher Bali, and 19 films in the non-feature segment.
The Directorate of Film Festivals, under the Information andBroadcasting Ministry, is organising the festival in collaboration with theState Government of Goa.
The State Government of Goa has spent approximately US$25mon creating the festival.
Panaji, the historic capital town of Goa will be thepermanent venue for the international film festival of India.
Films will be screened at the Kala Academy theatre, thebrand new four screen multiplex called INOX and at the Miramar beach (close tothe Kala Academy) on a giant screen. The Taj Fort Aguada beach resort willfunction as the festival hotel.