49th International Film Festival of India concludes in Goa
The 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was held in Panaji, capital of Goa. The closing ceremony was held at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Bambolim in Panaji. Israeli Director Dan Wolman was honored with a lifetime achievement award. Story-screenplay-dialogue writer Salim Khan honored with IFFI 2018 Special Award for his lifetime contribution to cinema. He has presented with the cash prize of Rs. 10 lakhs, certificate, shawl and scroll for his outstanding contribution to cinema. The golden peacock award for the best film was given to Russian-Ukrainian film “Donbass”. The best director award went to Lijo Jose Pellissery for Malayalam film “Ee Maa Yove”. Chemban Vinod bagged the best actor (male) award for “Ee Maa Yove”. Anastasiia Pustovit won the best actor (female) award for her role in Ukrainian film “When The Trees Fall”.
About International Film Festival of India (IFFI)
- It is the biggest state-backed international film festival in India. It is conducted jointly by Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Directorate of Film Festivals and Government of Goa.
- It was started in 1952 and since then held annually in Goa. It aims at providing a common platform for cinemas of the world to project the excellence of the film art.
- It also seeks to contribute to create awareness for understanding and appreciation of film cultures of different nations in the context of their social and cultural ethos and promote friendship and cooperation among people of the world.