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Ukranian/Russian film ‘Donbass’ wins the Golden Peacock for the Best Film in the International Competition Category at IFFI 2018

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Arbaaz Khan accepting the IFFI special award on behalf of his father Salim Khan for his exceptional contribution to Indian Cinema at the closing ceremony

Ukranian/Russian film ‘Donbass’ won the Golden Peacock for the Best Film in the International Competition Category at IFFI 2018. Donbass is a 2018 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Sergei Loznitsa. It was selected as the opening film in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. At Cannes, Loznitsa won the Un Certain Regard Award for Best Director.

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Walking with the Wind wins The ICFT –UNESCO Gandhi Medal at IFFI 2018

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Walking with the Wind’, directed by Praveen Morchhale, won The ICFT –UNESCO Gandhi Medal instituted by the International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication, Paris and UNESCO at IFFI 2018.

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Donbass wins the Golden Peacock at IFFI 2018

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Donbass’ directed by Sergei Loznitsa has won the coveted Golden Peacock Award at the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which concluded in Goa on November 28, 2018. The Golden Peacock Award carries a cash prize of Rs 4 million (Rs 40 lakhs) to be shared equally between the Producer and the Director, Trophy and the citation.

Donbass tells the story of a hybrid war taking place in a region of Eastern Ukraine, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies perpetrated on a mass scale by separatist gangs. In Donbass, war is called peace and propaganda is uttered as truth. A journey through Donbass unfolds as a series of curious adventures. This is not just a tale of one region or a political system; it is about a world lost in post-truth and fake identities.

Donbass is the official submission of Ukraine for the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ category at the 91st Academy Awards in 2019. It was selected as the opening film in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. At Cannes, Sergei Loznitsa won the ‘Un Certain Regard’ Award for Best Director.

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Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra at IFFI 2018 says, When you make a movie, you make it for perpetuity and not for a busy weekend

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Director, Writer and Producer Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra at the Master class- ‘Inspirational Cinema’ at IFFI Goa

Day 7 of 49th International Film Festival of India marked the presence of Indian and international filmmakers who interacted with the media sharing their views on film making, storytelling and their visit to India.

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Rhea Kapoor at IFFI 2018 says, I am aware of the privileges of being Anil Kapoor’s daughter, but I have had only one father

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Actor Anil Kapoor at the Master class- ‘Master Class with Mr. India’ at IFFI Goa on November 27, 2018. Moderator_ Rhea Kapoor

Undoubtedly the highlight of the day, the evening saw a candid conversation between superstar Anil Kapoor and his Producer daughter Rhea Kapoor. The actor was welcomed to a loud cheer by a packed house with some even dancing and performing his signature step as a sign of affection towards their icon.

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MASTERCLASS BY ANIL KAPOOR AT IFFI 2018

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As part of the session ‘Masterclass with Mr India’ at IFFI 2018, noted Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor sat down for a chat with his producer daughter Rhea Kapoor to talk about his journey, the film industry now, and why he is still a work in progress

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‘Sealed Lips cast and crew at IFFI 2018

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Actress Barbara Schnitzer, Swetlana Schonfeld, Director Bernd Bohlich, Cinematographer Thomas Planert of the IFFI 2018 Closing film ‘Sealed Lips’ interacted with media at IFFI on November 27, 2018.

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Varun Dhawan at IFFI 2018 says, I would have given my right arm to be launched by Anurag Kashyap

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David Dhawan and Varun Dhawan at the In Conversation Session – ‘Dha-One’ at IFFI Goa on November 25, 2018

It is a lesser known fact that David Dhawan started his journey as a filmmaker with editing and the latter is a craft he enjoys more than any other. That his actual name is Rajinder and ‘David’ was a name fondly given to him by a Jew family in Kolkata, is another trivia. The In-Conversation session titled, ‘Dha-One’, featuring David Dhawan and his superstar son Varun Dhawan was full of such lesser-known facts surrounding the Dhawan family, a candid recollection of David and Varun’s journey in films and the changes in the film industry from the duo’s point of view. The massive DMK auditorium at Kala Academy failed to contain the huge swarm of Varun Dhawan’s fans who did not stop cheering, whistling and expressing their love for the young icon.

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IFFI is the master-piece of all Film Festivals: Georges Dupont

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ICFT is involved in major film festivals all over the world but Goa is the master-piece of all Film Festivals, said Mr. Georges Dupont, DG, International Council for Film Television and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT) and jury member of the ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal at IFFI. ICFT is trying hard to get into festivals like Cannes in order to get space for young film-makers he added. Mr. Dupont was addressing the media along with Mr. Eric Falt, Director of UNESCO and Regional Representative for India & neighbouring countries on the sidelines of the 49thInternational Film Festival of India in Goa today.

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Salim Khan to be presented with IFFI Lifetime Contribution Special Award at IFFI 2018 Closing Ceremony

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The master scriptwriter Shri Salim Khan would be honoured by the IFFI Special Award for his lifetime contribution to cinema, at the closing ceremony of the 49thedition of the International Film Festival of India, Goa, on November 28, 2018.

This was announced today, by the Union Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting (I/C), Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore,on Twitter.

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