IFFI is an annual event organized by The National Film Development Corporation of India Ltd (NFDC), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India in collaboration with the State Government of Goa through The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) and the Indian Film Industry.

The Films Wing of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting administers the Cinematograph Act, 1952 which looks into the certification of films for public exhibition, import of films for theatrical and non-theatrical viewing, export of Indian films, import of unexposed cinematograph films and various types of equipment required by the film industry, all matters relating to the film industry, including developmental and promotional activities thereto, promotion of good cinema by the institution of State awards for films produced in India and assistance through the National Film Development Corporation Limited, production and distribution of documentaries and newsreels and other films and film strips for internal and external publicity, preservation of films and film materials, organization of International Film Festivals in India and participation of India in International Film Festivals abroad, organization of Film Festivals under Cultural Exchange Programmes etc.

For details about The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting: please visit https://mib.gov.in/

Over the years NFDC has worked with some of the most acclaimed filmmakers in India including Satyajit Ray, Mira Nair, Aparna Sen, Shyam Benegal, Govind Nihalani, Mrinal Sen, Richard Attenborough, Adoor Gopalkrishnan and Ketan Mehta. It is breaking new ground by co-producing projects involving public-private partnerships.

NFDC facilitates line production services for shooting in India and animation services for overseas clients. It also organizes Film Bazaar India, a co-production and distribution market for the South Asian region alongside the International Film Festival of India, Goa.

For details about NFDC: please visit https://www.nfdcindia.com/

Ever since its founding in 2004, The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) has hosted various National and International Film Festivals. It also provides permission for film shooting across the State of Goa on behalf of The Government of Goa.

ESG has made efforts to conduct educational lectures and courses that benefit creative minds and has a Cinephile Club for film enthusiasts. ESG through its various attempts provides a platform for all interested in the field of creativity to showcase their talents with new perspectives.

For details about The Entertainment Society of Goa: please visit https://esg.co.in/