Russian movie "Leviathon", directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, won the best film award, while Marathi film "Ek Hazarachi Note" won two awards at the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which concluded in Goa Sunday.
Russian director Andrey Zvyaginstev's survival drama 'Leviathan' won the coveted Golden Peacock award while Marathi movie 'Ek Haazarachi Note' bagged the centenary trophy for best film at the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which concluded here today.
Filmmaker Shabnam Sukhdev, whose film on the life of her late father and reputed documentary maker S Sukhdev, won critical acclaim, says working on the project was like confronting ghosts from her past.
Making a pitch for the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan', wildlife filmmaker Mike Pandey today said education is key to this cleanliness campaign and felt that documentary helmers can serve as "teachers of future".
A day after filmmaker Anurag Kashyap termed the ongoing IFFI as an event of "babus", festival director Shankar Mohan today rubbished his remarks saying the 11-day-long extravaganza is "all about films" where interference by government is next to none.
"Brainlessness" and "a lie from beginning to end" are some of the words used by critics to describe Karan Johar's 2012 directorial "Student of the Year", but the filmmaker says he has no regrets making it.
While Pakistani actors like Ali Zafar, Fawad Khan and Imran Abbas have become popular faces in Bollywood, Pakistani director Sabiha Sumar feels that Indian actors too should work in the film industry across the border.
Chinese professor-turned-filmmaker Xue Xiaolu, whose film was screened at the ongoing IFFI here, is all praise for Aamir Khan-starrer '3 Idiots' for making a strong statement on the educational system.
Journalist-turned-filmmaker Utpal Borpujari feels violence against people of north east in some parts of the country is due to "information gap" and "misconceptions" even as he expressed the need to make conscious efforts to bridge this deficit.