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51st IFFI: Awards And Accolades


  • The 51st edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) held its coveted award ceremony on the closing day of the festival in Goa at Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Stadium.
  • While Danish World War II drama ‘Into the Darkness’ won the Golden Peacock Award (Best Film), Tzu-Chuan Liu and Zofia Stafiej won the top acting honours.
  • 51st IFFI jury chairman was Pablo Cesar of Germany.

Awards and Accolades

Golden Peacock Award (Best Film)

  • Into the Darkness, directed by Anders Refn won the Best Film (Golden Peacock) award.
  • The film chronicles the complex, emotional turmoil which the people of Denmark had to undergo, during the Nazi occupation of the country.

Silver Peacock Award

  • Best Actor (Male): Tzu-Chuan Liu (Taiwan), The Silent Forest
  • Best Actor (Female): Zofia Stafiej (Poland), I Never Cry
  • Best Director: Chen-Nien Ko (Taiwan), The Silent Forest

Other Awards

Best Debut Director Award: Cássio Pereira dos Santos (Brazil), Valentina

  • Special Mention Award: Kripal Kalita (Assam, India), Bridge
    • Indian film director Kripal Kalita from Assam has brought laurels to the country and the state after winning the IFFI 51 Special Mention Award for his Assamese film ‘Bridge’.
    • ‘Bridge’ reflects the life amidst hardships caused by annual floods in rural Assam.
    • The film tells the story of the annual phenomenon in the state, wherein the mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries flood many villages and ruin cultivation.
  • Special Jury Award: Kamin Kalev (Bulgaria), February
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Vittorio Storaro (Italy)
  • ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Award: '200 Meters'
    • Ameen Nayfeh’s 2020 Arabic film '200 Meters' won the ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Award – for best reflecting Gandhiji's ideals of peace, tolerance & non-violence.

  • Indian Personality of the Year Award: Biswajit Chatterjee

Other Felicitations

  • Yesteryear actress Zeenat Aman and Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishen were felicitated for their contribution to films.