MeraNews Network, Goa: The 49th International Film Festival of India, IFFI 2018 will be held in Goa from 20th to 28th of this month. The festival will showcase 212 films from over 68 countries which reflects the diversity of taste. International Competition section has 15 films out of which three are Indian. Information and Broadcasting Ministry said the Festival will open with World Premiere of The Aspern Papers with the international star cast.

The Aspern Papers tells a story of obsession, grandeur lost and dreams of Byronic adventures. Malayalam film Olu will be the opening film at the Film Festival. While in the Non-Feature film category Marathi film Kharvas will be the opening film.

Dan Wolman from Israel will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award during the festival. The Country of Focus this year is Israel and  Jharkhand has been selected as the State of Focus.