World Panorama

A non-competition section that presents outstanding feature-length fiction films by renowned filmmakers, showcasing contemporary international cinema to the audience, for discovering films that thrill and provoke curiosity.

Indian Panorama

Indian Panorama is a flagship section of IFFI, which showcases the best 26 contemporary Indian Feature and 15 Non-Feature Films over the years.

International Competition

The international competition features 15 exquisite movies from various countries, with different languages and genres competing for the coveted ‘Golden Peacock’ prize.

Debut Film Competition

A launch pad for budding filmmakers, the award goes to a feature film that reflects a new paradigm in motion pictures in terms of aesthetics, technique or technological innovation.

ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal

This section features films which carry the values exhibited by Mahatma Gandhi for his immense contribution to the society. 8 renowned films will compete for this exemplary award including 1 Indian film.

Festival Kaleidoscope

Festival Kaleidoscope section showcases 20 films, handpicked and curated from various parts of the world which have made a mark in the minds of the festival audience with their outstanding caliber in terms of their craft, unique content and brilliance in film making.

Master Frames

A platform for new and old cinematic talents from all parts of the world, this section features 17 films by Master filmmakers of international repute.

Retrospective: Ken Loach

Two time Palme d’Or winner Ken Loach is widely acclaimed across international cinema as an independent filmmaker and documentarian.

Oscar Retrospective

A special section which celebrates some of the most outstanding Hollywood classics which have won the Best Film award at the Oscars.

Golden Peacock Retrospective

Featuring a retrospective of the golden award winners of the past 49 years, this curated section retraces the journey of IFFI, and will showcase 8 films from 8 different countries.

Soul of Asia

A specially curated section of the new and dynamic films which celebrate the bold efforts in filmmaking that have made their mark from across various Asian countries and filmmakers.

Restored Indian Classics

This section endeavours to restore classics by great Indian filmmakers, to cherish our rich cinematic heritage by sharing it with a new audience by introducing the glories of the past.

Country Focus: Russia

In its 50th edition of the film festival, the Country of Focus is Russia. This section will showcase 8 movies from the country bringing out the cinematic excellence and contributions of Russia

Silent Films with Live Music

This specially curated section pays tribute to a lost form of film viewing where three classics by three master filmmakers will be showcased. The films will be accompanied by a master pianist performing live during the movie.


This section honours two great French filmmakers who passed away from our midst, Bernardo Bertolucci and Agnes Varda by featuring their acclaimed works.

Filmmaker in Focus

Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike is considered as one of the most outstanding filmmakers from Asia and around the world with a cult status due to his films often mixing distinctly different genres and creating movies which stand out due to their mind bending nature.

Special Screening

The 50th IFFI is filled with films that tell stories of human suffering and power of endurance and deals with stories of the modern world with conflicts on a global scale and how they affect the individuals across the world

Accessible India – Accessible Films

Accessible screen is an attempt to make movies more inclusive for differently abled people and an attempt to make cinema more joyous through audio descriptions. The descriptions will translate images, visual information and non dialogues into spoken words.

Dadasaheb Phalke Award Retrospective

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India's most prestigious award in Cinema. It is presented annually at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals.

The Golden lining

IFFI, in its 50th year dedicates a section for Films that have completed 50 years in 2019, released in 1969. These include National Award winning Films such as Tambdi Mati by Bhalji Pendharkar and Nanak Nam Jahaz Hai by Ram Maheshwary.

Indian New Wave Cinema Retrospective

This selection includes 12 films produced in India from the late 1950s to the late 1970s that were distinct in the narrative, style and budget, compared to those being produced in the mainstream Bombay film industry.

Best of Mumbai International Film Fest

IFFI has curated a selection of 17 award winning films from The Mumbai International Film Festival made in the last 10 years which include documentaries, short fiction and animation films from across the globe.

The Goan Story: a Konkani film package

A section dedicated to the notable Films from the host state of IFFI 2019, Goa, are showcased through the ‘The Goan Story’ Section where film enthusiasts can experience the rise of Konkani Film Industry and the impact it has on the film in the country.