In recognition of his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema, during the past several decades, I & B minister Mr. Prakash Javdekar announced that the award for the Icon of Golden Jubilee of IFFI 2019 is being given to Shri S Rajinikanth.
Mr. Prakash Javdekar, I & B minister took to his Twitter and wrote, “In recognition of his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema, during the past several decades, I am happy to announce that the award for the ICON OF GOLDEN JUBILEE OF #IFFI2019 is being conferred on cine star Shri S Rajinikanth.
Followed by this, Mr. Prakash Javdekar also announced that the lifetime achievement award for a Foreign Artiste will be conferred on French actress Isabelle Huppert.
In response to the Minister’s tweet, the superstar tweeted
I thank the government of India for this prestigious honour bestowed upon me on the golden jubilee of the International film festival of India.
This year the focus is also on Women directors and there are 50 women director’s films that will be screened at IFFI.
Out of more than 200 films, 24 films are in race for Oscars this year out of which 4 of them are in race for international competition at Oscars.
IFFI Goa is all set to take place from 20th November to 28th November and this year being the 50th edition, the plans are to make it bigger and better with I & B Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar and Chief Minister of Goa Shri Pramod Sawant keenly following each and every development related to the festival.