The International Film Festival of India, (IFFI) hasannounced that it will be held from 29th November to 9th December in Goa thecoastal state south of Mumbai.

Ms. Neelam Kapur, director, IFFI told,"This is to be the permanent venue for our festival which earlier used totravel in the major cities of India". IFFI is the only Indian film festivalrecognized by FIAF.

On 9th May, a high level delegation of Indian Governmentofficials, Indian filmmakers along with Manmohan Shetty, chairman, NationalFilm Development Corporation met with the State Government of Goa to finalisethe arrangements and visit the prospective venues.

The official announcement for the dates and venue will bemade during the India Night Goa Party celebrations on 18th May at the CarltonBeach in Cannes.