51st IFFI: India’s ‘Bridge’ and Iran’s ‘Dream’ among 15 films for international competition

The international competition section of the festival features some of the best films of the year which will compete for the Golden Peacock and other awards.


Selected films from around the world such as Bridge, Dream and The Domain are among the line-up of 15 international films for the competition in the 51st International Film Festival of India.

Based on a true story, the Bridge is an Assamese film produced and directed by Kripal Kalita. Other films from India include ThaenandA Dog and His Man.

The best of the feature-length fiction films from all over the world are selected to compete in the international film section of the IFFI 2020 Goa to be held from January 16 to 24. The international competition is one of the most important sections of the festival that features some of the best films of the year and the 15 films compete for the Golden Peacock and other awards.

According to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the movies that are part of the stellar line up include:

The Domain by Tiago Guedes (Portugal)

Into The Darkness by Anders Refn (Denmark)

February by KamenKalev (Bulgaria, France)

My Best Part by Nicolas Maury (France)

I Never Cry by Piotr Domalewski (Poland, Ireland)

La Veronica by Leonardo Medel (Chile)

Light For The Youth by Shin Su-won (South Korea)

Red Moon Tide by Lois Patiño (Spain)

Dream About Sohrab by Ali Ghavitan (Iran)

The Dogs Didn’t Sleep Last Night by RaminRasouli (Afghanistan, Iran)

The Silent Forest by KO Chen-Nien (Taiwan)

The Forgotten by Daria Onyshchenko (Ukraine, Switzerland)

Bridge by Kripal Kalita (India)

A Dog And His Man by SiddharthTripathy (India)

Thaenby Ganesh Vinayakan (India)

These films will compete for various categories of awards, viz:

Best Film (Golden Peacock) – this award carries a cash prize of Rs. 40,00,000 to be shared equally between the Director and Producer. The Director will receive the Golden Peacock and a Certificate in addition to the cash component. The Producer will receive a Certificate in addition to the cash component.

Best Director: Silver Peacock, Certificate and a cash prize of Rs 15,00,000

Best Actor (Male): Silver Peacock, Certificate and a cash prize of Rs 10,00,000

Best Actor (Female): Silver Peacock, Certificate and a cash prize of Rs 10,00,000

Special Jury Award: Silver Peacock, Certificate and a cash prize of Rs 15,00,000 given to a film (for any aspect of the film which the jury wishes to award/acknowledge) or an individual (for his/her artistic contribution to a film). The award, if given to a film, will be given to the director of the film.

 

First Published:Jan. 7, 2021, 5:17 p.m.

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