The International Film Festival of India will be held in a hybrid format from 16-24 January this year. The festival was postponed due to the epidemic, but now 224 films will be screened this year with the hybrid format. Argentine filmmaker Pablo Caesar is the chairman of the jury at the 51st IFFI.
Talking about the festival, Caesar told indianexpress.com, “I am extremely honored to be the president of the 51st IFFI. I attended IFFI for the first time in 1994 when it was being held in Kolkata. “
Pablo Cesare said that Indian cinema has changed a lot over the years. He said that during the 90s, when he first attended IFFI, films from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and West Bengal influenced him greatly.
“Initially, I think Bombay was the only capital of cinema in India with its Bollywood films, but now it is Tollywood, Kollywood and more and they are growing year after year, so it is amazing. I have seen this change over the years and even during the time when I came to India, ”he shared.
Pablo Cesare, who will virtually attend the festival, praised the quality of technology used in Indian cinema. “The quality of technology in Indian cinema is actually increasing every year. It is very professional, ”he said.
Caesar is known for his contributions to cinema along with many others such as Equinox, The Garden of the Roses, Pensando en AL.