The 53rd edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) held its coveted award ceremony on the closing day of the festival on Monday in Goa. While Spanish coming-of-age drama I Have Electric Dreams won the Golden Peacock award, Vahid Mobasheri and Daniela Marin Navarro took home the top acting honours.
During the closing ceremony, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur said, “IFFI not only entertained but also educated us. IFFI refined our senses. IFFI opened up a nuanced world of cinema for audiences across the region, both young and old.”
“Our goal is to build an enriching filming ecosystem in India and a future-ready industry that has the full support of the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji,” Thakur added.
Here is a look at the winners of the 53rd IFFI:
Best Film – I Have Electric Dreams
Best Actor (Male) – Vahid Mobasheri, No End
Best Actor (Female) – Daniela Marin Navarro, I Have Electric Dreams
Best Director – Nader Saeivar, No End
Best Debut Feature Film Of A Director – Asimina Proedrou’s Behind the Haystacks
Special Jury Award – Lav Diaz, When The Waves Are Gone
Special Mention To A Debut Feature Film Of A Director – Praveen Kandregula’s Cinema Bandi
ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal – Payam Eskandar’s Nargesi
Indian Film Personality of the Year – Chiranjeevi