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IFFM 2021 Full Winners List: Samantha Akkineni, Vidya Balan, Manoj Bajpayee, Pankaj Tripathi win big
The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne announced its grand winners for its 12th edition, which was held virtually.
The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne announced its grand winners for its 12th edition, which was held virtually. Many Bollywood actors like Vidya Balan, Pankaj Tripathi and Manoj Bajpayee have won big at the event. This year's festival boasted an impressive line-up of feature and short films from across the cinemas of India. Representing the theme of Diversity through Cinema, IFFM had an overwhelming response from across the globe. Many Indian artists like Anurag Kashyap, Shoojit Sircar, Thiagarajan Kumararaja, Sriram Raghavan were amongst the presenters. Also, the jury members included several Indian names like Richa Chadha, Guneet Monga and Onir.
Indian Film Festival of Melbourne
IFFM honoured Pankaj Tripathi with the Prestigious Diversity in Cinema Award presented by LaTrobe University. Vidya Balan won the Best Actress for her widely acclaimed film Sherni and Mirzapur was given the Best Series Award. Ace filmmaker Anurag Basu picks up the Best Director trophy for the feature film Ludo. Additionally, Soorarai Pottru walked away with the Best Feature Film, and Suriya won the Best Actor award from the same film.
Here's a complete list of winners:
Best Performance Female (Feature) - Vidya Balan (Sherni) & Honourable mention to Nimisha Sajayan (The Great Indian Kitchen)
Best Series - Mirzapur Season 2
Best Actress in a Series - Samantha Akkineni (The Family Man 2)
Best Actor in a Series - Manoj Bajpayee (The Family Man 2)
Diversity in Cinema Award - Pankaj Tripathi
Best Feature Film - Soorarai Pottru
Best Performance Male (Feature) - Suriya Sivakumar (Soorarai Pottru)
Best Director - Anurag Basu (Ludo) & Honorary Mention Prithvi Konanur (Pinki Elli?)
Equality in Cinema (Short Film) - Sheer Qorma
Equality in Cinema Award (Feature Film) - The Great Indian Kitchen
Best Indie Film - Fire in the Mountains
Disruptor Award - Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
Best Documentary Film – Shut Up Sona
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