48th International Film Festival of India held in Goa
The 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was held in Panaji in Goa. The closing ceremony was held at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Bambolim.
Legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan was honoured with the Indian film personality of 2017 award. Acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan was honoured with the lifetime achievement award.
Other Category Awards
Best film award: 120 Beats Per Minute (French movie) directed by Robin Campullo.
Best director award: Vivian Qu for Angels Wear White (China).
Special Jury Award: Take-off (Malayalam film-India).
Best Actor (Female) award: Parvathy.
Best Actor (Male) award: Nahuel Perez Biscayart for his performance in 120 Beats Per Minute.
Best Debut Feature Film Director award: Kiro Russo for film Dark Skull (Spanish).
ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal: Kshitij-A Horizon (Marathi movie) directed by Manouj Kadamh.
Film Beyond the Clouds directed by Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi was opening film this year, while Pablo Cesar-directed Indo-Argentine film Thinking of Him was the closing film. Around 200 films from 82 countries were screened during nine-day event.
International Film Festival of India (IFFI)
IFFI is biggest state-backed film festival and conducted jointly by Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Directorate of Film Festivals and Government of Goa. It was founded in 1952 and since then held annually in Goa.
IFFI aims at providing common platform for cinemas of 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 context of their social and cultural ethos and promote friendship and cooperation among people of the world.