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International Competition films for IFFI 2018

Newdelhi:15/11/18:The International Film Festival of India has always been about celebrating exquisite movies. With multiple film sections that exhibit films from different countries, languages and genres, IFFI acts as a platform for people to appreciate these creations of art.

Each year, the coveted ‘Golden Peacock’ prize is won by one movie in the International Competition Film Section. The Golden Peacock Award carries a cash prize of Rs 40 lakhs to be shared equally between the Producer and the Director, Trophy and the citation.

This year, the International Competition consists of 15 movies out of which 3 of them are made by Indians. In this competition section, films have been produced and co-produced by 22 countries.


Here are the list of movies that have been selected for the 49th edition of IFFI:

  1. 53 Wars

Dir: Ewa Bukowska

Country: Poland

Language: Polish

  1. A Translator

Dir: Rodrigo Barriuso and Sebastian Barriuso

Country: Cuba | Canada

Language: Spanish, Russian

  1. Aga

Dir: Milko Lazarov

Country: Bulgaria/Germany/France


  1. Divine Wind

Dir: Merzak Allouache

Country: Algeria/France/Qatar/Lebanon

Language: Arabic, Algerian

  1. Donbass

Dir: Sergey Loznitsa

Country: Germany/Ukraine/France/Netherlands/Romania

Language: Ukrainian, Russian

  1. A Family Tour

Dir: Liang Ying

Country: Taiwan | Hong Kong | Singapore | Malaysia

Language: Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese

  1. Here

Dir: Hadi Mohaghegh

Country: Iran

Language: Persian

  1. Our Struggles

Dir: Guillaume Senez

Country: Belgium/France

Language: French

  1. The Manslayer/The Virgin/The Shadow

Dir: Sulev Keedus

Country: Estonia, Lithuania

Language: Estonian/Spanish

  1. The Unseen

Dir: Nicolas Puenzo

Country: Argentina

Language: Spanish / English

  1. Van Goghs

Dir: Sergey Livnev

Country: Russia

Language: Russian

  1. When the Trees Fall

Dir: Marysia Nikitiuk

Country: Ukraine/Poland

Language: Ukrainian

  1. Ee Maa Yove

Dir: Lijo Jose Pellissery

Country: India

Language: Malayalam

  1. To Let

Dir: Chezhiyan Ra

Country: India

Language: Tamil

  1. Bhayanakam

Dir: Jayaraj

Country: India

Language: Malayalam

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