A commemorative postage stamp on the 6th International Film Festival :
Issued on Jan 3, 1977
Issued for : The Indian Posts & Telegraphs Department is happy to bring out a postage stamp to mark the occasion.
Description of Design : The stamp is horizontal and depicts a stylised design.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Multicolour
Denomination : 200 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 X 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Watermark : Unwatermarked paper
Number printed : 30,00,000
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing process : Photogravure
Designed and printed at : India Security Press
- The Sixth International Film Festival of India is being organised by the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, in co-operation with the Film Finance Corporation and the Indian film industry. The festival was held in New Delhi from January 3 to 16, 1977. The First International Film Festival of India was held in the year 1952, and the second nearly a decade later in 1961. These two festivals were non-competitive. The Third Festival, which was the first competitive one, was held in 1965 and the Peacock Award was instituted. The Fourth Festival was organised in 1969 and the Fifth Festival from December 30, 1974 to January 12, 1975.
- The International Film Festival of India with its Peacock Award has the distinction of being one of the seven major international film festivals in the world and is recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers‘ Associations, Paris (FIAFP).
- The motto for the International Film Festival, ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam‘ means “the entire world is one family”. The Festival aims at :
1. providing a common platform for the cinematographers of the world to project the excellence of their film art;
2. contributing to the understanding and appreciation of the film cultures of different nations in the context of their social and cultural ethos; and
3. promoting friendship and co-operation among different peoples of the world.
- The 14-day Sixth International Film Festival of India is divided into three sections : Competition, Information and Market. Twenty-four feature films and 24 short films will be shown in the Competition section. Films in the Information section will be screened in various commercial theatres in Delhi. An International Jury of nine members will select outstanding films for the Peacock Awards.