54th International Film Festival of India: Highlight

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The 54th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has been concluded in Goa, which was being organized from 20-28 November 2023. The Opening and closing ceremony of the 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was organized at the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium in Bambolim, Goa. The event was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting of India, Anurag Singh Thakur. He has also inaugurated the Film Bazaar on the sideline of the 54th IFFI, which is south Asia’s largest global film market organized by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC). Under the 54th International Film Festival of India: Highlight blog, we will discuss all important aspects related to the all competitive exams such as SSC, Banking, UPSC, Railway, SSC CHSL, SSC CGL, etc.

54th International Film Festival of India: Highlight

54th International Film Festival of India: History

Under the tenure of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, the first edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was organized by the Films Division, Government of India in Mumbai, Maharashtra. This event was founded in 1952. In later years, this event was organized in Calcutta, Delhi, Madras, and Trivandrum. In 2004, the IFFI was permanently moved to Goa. Since then, the Government of Goa and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting jointly conducted this festival.

54th International Film Festival of India: Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award

The IFFI Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award was introduced in 1999, during the 30th IFFI. Bernardo Bertolucci was the first winner of the IFFI Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award. Presently, Michael Douglas (Hollywood actor-producer) was honored with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th IFFI closing ceremony.

54th International Film Festival of India: Host

Since 2004, the Government of Goa and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting jointly conducted this festival, annually.

54th International Film Festival of India: International Jury

The international jury decides on the winners of Best Actor (Male), Best Actor (Female), Best Director, and Special Jury Prize categories. The list of the 54th IFFI International Jury is as follows:

  • Chairperson: Shekhar Kapur (Indian filmmaker)

  • Other Juries:

    • José Luis Alcaine, Spanish cinematographer

    • Jerome Paillard, French film producer of international films

    • Catherine Dussart, French film producer of international films

    • Helen Leake, Australian film producer

54th International Film Festival of India: Opening and Closing Films

In 2023, the 54th edition of the IFFI has featured various films at the opening ceremony Such as Catching Dust, Aattam, and many more. The opening and closing films at the 54th IFFI are as follows:

Year

English title

Director(s)

Production countrie(s)

Opening films

2023

Catching Dust

Stuart Gatt

United Kingdom

Indian Panorama feature film

2023

Aattam

Anand Ekarshi

India

Indian Panorama non-feature film

2023

Andro Dreams

Longjam Meena Devi

India

Mid fest film

2023

About Dry Grasses

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Turkey, France, Germany

Closing film

2023

The Featherweight

Robert Kolodny

United States

54th International Film Festival of India: Featured movies

In the 54th IFFI, 270 films from 105 countries were featured, out of which 198 were in the International section, 19 were award-winning films, and 13 were world premieres.

54th International Film Festival of India: New Category

In 2023, a new award category 'Best Web Series (OTT)' award was also introduced at the 54th IFFI.

54th International Film Festival of India: Winners

In 54th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) list of awards distributed to the winner, which are as follows:

Categories

Winners

Golden Peacock award for Best Film

Endless Borders by Abbas Amini

Silver Peacock award for Best Director

Stephan Komandarev for Blaga's Lessons

Silver Peacock award for Best Actor

Pouria Rahimi Sam from Endless Borders

Silver Peacock award Best Actress

Mélanie Thierry from Party of Fools

ICFT INESCO Gandhi Medal

Drift by Anthony Chen

Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award

Michael Douglas

Best Web Series (OTT) Award

Panchayat Season 2

Special Jury Award

Rishab Shetty for 'Kantara'

Best Debutant Director

Reger Azad Kaya for 'When The Seedlings Grow'

FAQs:

1. Who has won the Golden Peacock award for Best Film at the 54th IFFI?
Ans: Endless Borders by Abbas Amini won the Golden Peacock Award for Best Film at the 54th IFFI.


2. Which series won the Best Web Series (OTT) Award at the54th IFFI?
Ans: Panchayat Season 2