Oliver Stone's epic Alexander is to close the International Film Festival of India(IFFI) in Goa (Nov 29-Dec 9)

The festival is scheduled to open with Mira Nair's VanityFair and more than 250 films will screen intotal.

The festival will feature seven major sections: AsianCompetition, Cinema of the World, Indian and Foreign Retrospectives, Tributesand Homage, Indian Panorama and Mainstream Indian Cinema.

The Barbarian Invasionswill be part of a special Canadian Showcase of five films at the festival.

The festival will also pay homage to David Lean with aspecial screenings of Lawrence of Arabiaand The Bridge On theRiver Kwai. Indian born Hollywood filmproducer Ashok Amritraj will be honoured with a special spotlight on his workand five of his recent films will be screened.