48th International Film Festival of India concludes in Goa


48th International Film Festival of India concludes in Goa

At the 48th International Film Festival of India, legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan was honoured with the Indian Film Personality 2017 award.

The 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was held in Goa from November 20 to 28. It was conducted jointly by Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Directorate of Film Festivals and Government of Goa.

The closing ceremony of India’s largest film event was marked by the presence of film industry stalwarts like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar, and Karan Johar among others.

Listed below are the winners at the IFFI 2017

Category Director/Actor Film
Best Film Robin Campillo (Director) 120 Beats Per Minute
ICFT Unesco Gandhi Medal Kshitij A Horizon ——-
Indian Film Personality of the Year Amitabh Bachchan(Actor) ——-
Best Male Actor Nahuel Pérez Biscayart 120 Beats Per Minute
Best Female Actor Parvathy Thiruvoth Kottuvatta Take Off
Best Director Vivian Qu Angels Wear White
Lifetime Achievement Atom Egoyan ——-
Best Debut Film of a Director Kiro Russo Dark Skull
Special Jury Award Mahesh Narayanan Take Off


About IFFI

  • The international film festival of India, commonly known as the IFFI, is the first international film festival to have been held in Asia
  • It aims at providing a common platform to the cinemas across the world to project the excellence of the art of film making
  • It started in the year 1952 with the participation of 23 countries with over two hundred film entries, and since then, the festival has been held annually in India. This year, the numbers have increased multifold to submissions from over 100 countries across the world
  • Since 2004, this festival has been held in the state of Goa, on the west coast of India.

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