Tom Hanks holds up his Oscar as he drinks a glass of water while attending the Governor's Ball after the 67th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 27, 1995. Hanks won as best actor for his role in the film "Forrest Gump" which also won five other awards, including best film and best director. (Vince Bucci/AFP via Getty Images)

PANAJI — Ahead of the launch of the 50th edition of International Film Festival of India, the organizers have decided to celebrate some of the most outstanding films that have won the Best Film award at the Oscars.

The Press Information Bureau Oct. 29 released a statement that read: "The films to be showcased in this section include 'Casablanca' by Michael Curtiz, 'Gone With the Wind' by Victor Fleming, 'Ben Hur’ and ‘The Best Years of our Lives' by William Wyler, 'All About Eve' by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 'Lawrence of Arabia' by David Lean, 'The Sound of Music' by Robert Wise, 'The Godfather' by Francis Ford Coppola, 'The Silence of the Lambs' by Jonathan Demme, and 'Forrest Gump' by Robert Zemeckis.” 

“All these films have not only won the Best Film award but also had been nominated in other categories at the Oscars and have amongst them won quite a number of awards."

It added: "The films in this category are some of the most popular and evergreen Hollywood classics which cinephiles and film enthusiasts would love to eagerly watch on the big screen at the 50th IFFI.” 

“IFFI always has been a platform that celebrates films from across the world, and the festival takes this opportunity to pay humble respect to some of the classics of all time made by some of the most respected names of the Hollywood industry.”

This year, IFFI will take place in Panaji from Nov. 20 to 28.

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