Chennai International Film Festival

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Chennai International Film Festival
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LocationChennai, 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),[1] with the support of the government of Tamil Nadu, the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce and the Film Federation of India.[2]

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.[2]

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.[3][4][5][6]

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[7]
  • Amitabh Bachchan Youth Icon Award, from 2013

Winners-13th Chennai International Film Festival[edit]

Category Winner [8] Notes
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


  1. ^ Ramnarayan, Gowri (16 December 2005). "Chennai International Film Festival", The Hindu. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b Official website at "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2011-01-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Official website filmlist 2010 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2011-01-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ (6 November 2013). "Shabana Azmi, Kamal Haasan likely to inaugurate CIFF", IANS. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  5. ^ (8 November 2010). "Chennai Film festival: 40 countries, 130 films", The New Indian Express. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  6. ^ (13 December 2013). "Chennai International Film Festival gets off to a glittering start", The Hindu. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  7. ^ Official website awards list 2010 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2011-01-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Full details of 13th Chennai International Film Festival". Indiaglitz. 2015-12-29. Retrieved 2016-08-19.

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