International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2017 — winners list

Goa: The 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) made headlines this year. It made news more for the films screened (and not screened!). The closing ceremony of the cinema carnival, that kicked off on November 22 in Goa, was held on November 28 in Goa. After a week-long fiesta which saw the presence of Bollywood’s biggest stars including Shah Rukh Khan, Sridevi, Alia Bhatt and Karan Johar among others descending on its stage, the IFFI 2017 winners were announced on November 28.
B-town biggies like Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar, Sonali Bendre, Zaira Wasim, Papon Angaraag and Huma Qureshi among others attended the closing ceremony. While films like S Durga and Nude remained at the receiving end of controversies which hogged the festival this year, many others won hearts and turned out victorious.
Here is the complete list of winners at the IFFI 2017.
Best Film Award – 120 Beats Per Minute by Robin Campillo
Indian Film Personality of the Year Award – Amitabh Bachchan
Best Female Actor Award – Parvathy Thiruvoth Kottuvatta, Take Off
Best Male Actor Award – Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Beats Per Minute
Best Director Award – Vivian Qu, Angels Wear White
Lifetime Achievement Award – Atom Egoyan
Best Debut Film of a Director Award – Kiro Russo, Dark Skull
ICFT Unesco Gandhi Medal – Kshitij A Horizon
Special Jury Award – Mahesh Narayanan, Take Off

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