ABOUT 200 films will be shown during the Fiji Film Festival which begins on Friday.
With entries from 28 countries, these numbers have boosted the annual event and organisers are promising a bigger and better festival for the people of Fiji.
"The increase in the number of films entered into the Fiji Film Festival is a clear indication of the level of interest shown towards the festival. We can see from here that the festival is growing and will continue to grow in the years to come," Film Fiji representative Jone Tikoca said.
"We are also happy that those films entered into the Kula Festival Awards will be shown during the Fiji Film Festival in all FNU centres."
He asked the people of Fiji to support the festival and take advantage of the free screenings at FNU centres around the country and at Village 6 Cinemas in Suva. The English short film A day at the beach will open the festivities at Village 6 in Suva, followed by the French film The end of silence.
Entries were also submitted from as far as India, Sri Lanka, Italy and China and all are scheduled to be shown during the festival.