Iffi 2018 was held from 20th Nov to 28th Nov 2018. Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar, Subhash Ghai, Madhur Bhandarkar, Ramesh Sippy, Siddharth Roy Kapoor, Prasoon Joshi and Poonam Dhillon attended the inaugural ceremony of IFFI 2018 at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee stadium in Taleigao, Plateau.
Governor of Goa, Mridula Sinha, Union minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Col Rajyavardhan Rathore, PWD minister of Goa Sudin Madhav Dhavalikar; and Chairperson, Film Certification Appellate Tribunal, Prasoon Joshi were also present for the inauguration function.
The opening ceremony also featured “The Aspern Papers director” Julien Landais, singer Arijit Singh, directors Ramesh Sippy, Madhur Bhandarkar and Singaporean American actor Chin Han.
Sergei Loznitsa’s Donbass won the coveted Golden Peacock Award at the 49th International Film Festival of India, and Lijo Jose Pellissery was awarded as the Best Director honour for Ee Ma Yau.