Films and web series from the world of cinema and OTT have been honored during the closing ceremony of the 54th International Film Festival of India in Goa today, Tuesday, November 28. Abbas Amini’s ‘Endless Borders’ got the best film honor while Rishabh Shetty, who has won several awards this year for ‘Kantara’. Now ‘Kantara’ has been honored with the Special Jury Award in the 54th International Film Festival of India. ‘Panchayat Season 2’ created history by winning the Best Web Series (OTT) award for the first time. Meanwhile, Hollywood veteran Michael Douglas received the ‘Satyajit Ray’ Lifetime Achievement Award.
This blockbuster film of Rishabh Shetty got the honor
Rishabh Shetty received the Special Jury Honor for ‘Kantara’ at the closing ceremony of the 54th International Film Festival of India. The film which gained pan-India fame when it released in 2022.
Panchayat Season 2 created history
Jitendra Kumar, Raghubir Yadav and Neena Gupta’s ‘Panchayat Season 2’ received the first Best Web Series (OTT) award. The award was decided by a five-member jury consisting of notable film personalities including Rajkumar Hirani, Utpal Borpujari, Krishna DJ, Divya Dutta and Prosenjit Chatterjee.
Endless Border won the award
Persian film ‘Endless Borders’ directed by Abbas Amini won the Best Film award at IFFI 2023. There was a lot of discussion about the film in the closing ceremony. The story of this film is based on an exiled Iranian teacher who lives in a poor village of Iran near the Afghan border.
See the complete winner list here-
- Best Film: Endless Borders
- Special Jury Award: Rishabh Shetty for the film Kantara
- Best Web Series (OTT): Panchayat Season 2
- Best Actor: Pouria Rahimi for the film Endless Border
- Best Actress: Melanie Thierry for ‘Party of Fools’
- Best Director: Stepan Komandrev for the film ‘Blag’s Lessons’
- Best Debut Feature Film of a Director: Regar Azad Kaya for ‘When the Seedlings Grow’
- FFI ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal: Drift
- Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael Douglas
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