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IFFI 2023: Michael Douglas receives Satyajit Ray LifetimeAchievement Award, Rishab Shetty bags Special Jury Award for 'Kantara'


Published On: 28 November 2023 | Bollywood | By:

IFFI 2023: Michael Douglas receives Satyajit Ray LifetimeAchievement Award, Rishab Shetty bags Special Jury Award for 'Kantara'
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The 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa seems to have been a diverse and successful event, showcasing a wide range of international and Indian films. The recognition and awards given to various films and artists highlight the festival's commitment to celebrating cinematic excellence.

"Endless Borders" winning the Best Film Award for its exploration of an Iranian teacher's journey amid the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan suggests the festival's acknowledgment of impactful storytelling and social relevance. Similarly, "Panchayat Season 2" receiving the Best Web Series Award indicates the growing recognition of quality content in the digital space.

The recognition of Pouria Rahimi Sam and Melanie Thierry with Best Actor awards for their performances in "Endless Borders" and "Party of Fools," respectively, showcases the festival's appreciation for outstanding acting talent.

Rishab Shetty's receipt of the Special Jury Award for "Kantara" and Stephan Komandarev winning the Best Director award for "Blaga’s Lessons" reflect the festival's acknowledgment of exceptional filmmaking.

It's also noteworthy that the Best Debutant Director award went to Reger Azad Kaya for "When The Seedlings Grow," highlighting the festival's support for emerging talent.

The honoring of Hollywood icons Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones at the event, with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award and other recognitions, adds a global touch to the festival and emphasizes the international nature of cinema.

Overall, the conclusion of IFFI 2023 seems to have been marked by the celebration of cinematic achievements, diverse storytelling, and the recognition of talent from both India and the global film industry.


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