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Goa: The 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India will be held in Goa from 20th to 28th of November. An award named as ‘Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Cinema’ is instituted from this year. Eminent film directors Martin Scorsese and Istvan Szabo will be honoured with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at IFFI.

On the occasion of the birth centenary of Satyajit Ray, the Directorate of Film Festivals will pay tribute to him through a 'Special Retrospective' section at IFFI.  Eminent film directors Martin Scorsese and István Szabó will be conferred for their immense contributions to world cinema, Istvan Szabo is one of the most critically acclaimed Hungarian Film Directors of the past few decades.

He is known for the masterpieces such as Father (1966) and Mephisto (1981). Szabo’s films are based on the tradition of European auteurism that represents many aspects of the political and psychological conflicts of Central Europe’s recent history. They are often inspired by his own personal biography. Istvan Szabo’s greatest international success came when he won the Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Category for Mephisto (1981).

Martin Scorsese is known as one of the major figures of the new Hollywood era. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential directors in the film industry. Scorsese’s films have consistently garnered critical acclaim, with nine nominations for the Oscars for the Best Director category. Scorsese’s famous body of work includes masterpieces such as Taxi Driver (1976), New York, New York (1977), The Departed (2006), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), The Irishman (2019), among others.



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