“On behalf of the programming committee, it is my pleasure to share the top 3 nominations for the various categories for this year’s IIFFB 2021. It was a difficult task, as there were many outstanding entries. However, here they are! And we congratulate the many artists that made these submissions. – Suraja Roychaowdhury”
Suraja Roychowdhury along with Meera Siddharth, Rohit Chandra, shared this list of nominations. On behalf of #IIFFB we are thrilled to officially announce the nominations.
Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Documentary, Best Male Actor, Best Female Actor
Best Female Actor, Best Child Actor, Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Social Cause Film, Best Actress for Social Cause Film, Best LGBTQ Film, Songs, Special Appreciation, Critics Award.
Lifetime Achievement Award: A.G.Nadiadwala (IIFFB18) Subhash Ghai (IIFFB19) Late Om Puri (#IIFFB20) This year, for health & safety reasons, we are not calling “Aruna Irani” for giving out the lifetime achievement Award.
Pride of India IIFFB 2021: Last year, covid gave us an opportunity to salute our frontline workers and the few heroes from community. Our first ‘Pride of India’ 2020 went to the Michelin Star Chef Vikas Khanna, who distributed millions of meals by himself.
This year, ‘Pride of India’ award goes to “Vibha Foundations” #IIFFB2021 New York based Indian foundations who are feeding and educating needy people in India.
Friends of India IIFFB 2021: To Jonathan Hollander is an American dancer, choreographer, educator, and artistic director. He founded the Battery Dance Company in New York City in 1976, opening the Battery Dance Studio that same year. Hollander spent three months in India as a Fulbright Lecturer on Dance in 1992. Hollander curated “PURUSH: Expressions of Man,” a program celebrating male performers representing various classical Indian dance styles including Bharata Natyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, and Kathakali.
Friends of India IIFFB 2021: To Vision-Aid provides a comprehensive range of devices, training and services which aim to enable, educate, and empower the visually impaired. Vision-Aid programs have won national and international awards and brought positive impact to many. Boston based Indian non-profit organization running by Revathy Ramakrishna and her husband Ram.
Best Social Cause Film: (Winner) Am I Next
Best Actress for Social Cause Film: (Winner) Anushka Sen
Best LGBTQ Film: (Winner) Sheer Qorma
Special Appreciation: (Winner) Shabana Azmi (Mother) Sheer Qorma
Critics Award: (Winner) Anshuman Jha Midnight Delhi
Rest of the awards will be announced at the closing night September 26, 2021, which Sunday. Gala Night would be start at 5:00pm sharp with social hours and red carpet.
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