IFFI Director Shankar Mohan said Salman Khan would formally inaugurate the ten-day extravaganza on November 23 at Ravindra Bhavan auditorium in Margao, 40 kms away from Panaji.
Curtains on the IFFI 2011 will go up this year with screening of the Portuguese film The Consul of Bordeaux. Speaking to PTI, Mohan said, “The film was selected as it goes well with the theme of the festival the whole world is one family."
More than 8,000 delegates from across the globe are participating in the IFFI 2011 event. The festival which was earlier held under the aegis of the Directorate of Film Festival (DFF) has now been de-linked from it, with setting up of a special purpose vehicle - IFFI Directorate - under the Union Information and Broadcasting ministry, which functions as an independent entity.