Goa: At least 270 international and Indian movies were screened in the 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which concluded on Tuesday in Goa. These are winners in this international film festival of India.
Best Film: Endless Borders
The Golden Peacock Award for Best Film went to the Persian film Endless Borders, directed by Abbas Amini. It narrates the story of an Iranian teacher during the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Best Web Series (OTT): Panchayat Season 2
Prime Video series Panchayat Season 2 by The Viral Fever (TVF) received the first-ever Best Web Series (OTT) Award. The series, explores the life of an engineering graduate who becomes a Panchayat secretary in a remote village.
Best Actor: Pouria Rahimi Sam for Endless Borders
Best Actress: French actress Melanie Thierry for Party of Fools
Special Jury Award: Rishab Shetty for Kantara
Best Director: Bulgarian filmmaker Stephan Komandarev for Blaga’s Lessons. The film delves into the vulnerable lives of senior citizens in post-communist Bulgaria.
Best Debutant Director: Reger Azad Kaya for When The Seedlings Grow. The film portrays the relationship between a father, daughter, and a lost boy through a succession of small events.