Goa: With two more days left when the curtain rolls down on 46th IFFI, Panjim and surrounding areas are buzzing with intense activities to set stage for the festivities. Everyone seems to be occupied and engrossed in his respective work.
As Cinema is a collaborative art that combines hundreds of trades to make a film, similar collaboration of trade is at work to clad the important spots with colourful and vibrant décor. Amid hectic hustle and bustle, craftsmen are pulling acts together to bring venues of festival to life. Cutouts of IFFI logo and insignia peacock made of metal, plywood and fiber are being erected at various points in and around Panjim.
The Peacock feathers symbolizing film reel in hues of blue and purple are ready to open 46th IFFI. The IFFI logo and Peacock cutouts are being arranged in different patterns to give vibrant and variant look. India had adopted, at its fifth festival in 1974-75, a permanent insignia that comprises a representation of the peacock, India’s national bird, following the international recognition of 3rd IFFI.
Arrangements for illumination of buildings, streets and IFFI venues are going on. Art décor at INOX theatre entrance include peacocks in metallic frame. Metal truss on pillars is being erected to hang 3D peacock giving look of a dancing peacock with open scattered feathers overhead in the red carpet area. LED screens and standees are being installed at various spots at the venue. Distance places like Cortalim circle and airport are also getting ready with festive look.
In brief, Goa is gearing up to greet film personalities and delegates attending 46th IFFI. Music maestro A R Rahman will be the chief guest at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which is slated to begin from November 20 in Goa.