52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI)

52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Awards Overview

52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Awards Overview

  • The 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was held from November 20 to 28, 2021 in Goa.
  • The BRICS nations namely Brazil, Russia, South Africa, China and India were the ‘country of focus’.
  • Opening Film – The King of All the World (Spain, Mexico) by Carlos Saura
  • Closing Film – A Hero (Iran, France) by Asghar Farhadi

List of awards

1. Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Martin Scorsese (American filmmaker)
  • István Szabo (Hungarian filmmaker)

2. Indian Film Personality of the Year

  • Hema Malini
  • Prasoon Joshi

3. Golden Peacock (Best Film) – Ring Wandering (Japan) by Masakazu Kaneko

4. Silver Peacock

  • Best Director – Vaclav Kadrnka for Saving One Who Was Dead (Czech Republic)
  • IFFI Best Actor Award (Male) – Jitendra Joshi for Godavari (India)
  • IFFI Best Actor Award (Female) – Ángela Molina for Charlotte (Paraguay)

5. Special Jury Award

  • Renata Carvalho for The First Fallen (Brazil)
  • Nikhil Mahajan for Godavari (India)

6. ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal – Lingui, The Sacred Bonds (Chad, France, Belgium, Germany) by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

7. Jury Special Mention – Roman Vasyanov for The Dorm (Russia)

8. Best Debut Film – Zahorí (Switzerland, Argentina, Chile, France) by Marí Alessandrini

9. Jury Special Mention for the Debut Feature Film- The Wealth of the World (Chile, Italy) by Simon Farriol

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