Chennai International Film Festival
|Location||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
The Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) is a festival organised in the city of Chennai, India, by a film society, the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation (ICAF), with the support of the government of Tamil Nadu, the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce and the Film Federation of India.
From the official website, the festival aims at:
providing a common platform for the film fraternity to show its expression through films; understanding other cultures and project the excellence of this art form; contribute to the understanding and appreciation of film cultures of the different nations in the context of the social and cultural ethos; and promote friendship and co-operation among peoples of the world.
The festival has been organised since 2002. It showcases international as well as Indian feature films. The Indian language films are divided into the Tamil (12 films) and the Indian panorama featured films (around 12 films). The festival screens more than 100 international feature films.
The CIFF provide awards in the following categories:
- The Best film in Tamil.
- The Second Best film.
- Special Jury Award for individual excellence
- Online Film buff Award
- Amitabh Bachchan Youth Icon Award, from 2013
Winners-13th Chennai International Film Festival
|Best film||Kirumi directed by Anucharan||Cash Award Of Rs.2 Lakhs|
|Second Best film||Radiopetti directed by Hari Viswanath||Cash Award Of Rs.1 Lakh|
|Special Jury Award (Actor)||R.Lakshmanan for Radiopetti||Cash Award Of Rs.1 Lakh|
|Director K.Balachander award||Nayanthara & Arvind Swami||Cash Award Of Rs.50,000 each|
|Amitabh Bachchan Award For Youth Icon||Nayanthara||Cash Award Of Rs.1 Lakh|
|Short film by students of Adyar Film Institute|
|AMMA Award||Mohan Kumar for BURRAA||Cash Award Of Rs.10,000|
|Film Buff||N.Vignarajan||Gift Pocket|
|Special Award||N.Vignarajan||Buiscit Pocket|
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