Donbass' wins Golden Peacock at IFFI 2018


Panaji, Ukrainian film 'Donbass', directed by Sergio Loznitsa, won the coveted Golden Peacock Award at the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which concluded here on Wednesday. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 40 lakh, trophy and citation. The ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Award was bagged by Ladakhi film ‘Walking with the Wind directed by Pravin Morchlle. Centenary Award of Best Debut Film of a Director was awarded to ‘Respoto’ by Alberto Monteras II while Special Jury Award was presented to German film ‘Aga’. A Special Mention Award was given to films – ‘Volcano’ and ‘To let’. Master script writer Salim Khan was honored with a Special IFFI Award for Lifetime Contribution to the cinema. The award was received on his behalf by his son Arbaaz Khan. The Silver Peacock for Best Actor (Female) was bagged by Anastasia Pustov (When the tress falls) while Chembon Vinod (Ee Maa Yove) received the Silver Peacock in the Best Actor (male) category. Lijo Jose Pellisery received the Silver Peacock for Best Director for his movie ‘Ee Maa Yove’. The 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) concluded at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium at Taleigaon near the city on Wednesday.