The 21st Annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF 2021) was held from June 4 to June 20, 2021.
The New York Indian Film Festival 2021 awards were presented during a virtual ceremony on 13 June 2021. The New York Indian Film Festival 2021 was presented by the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC).
NYIFF 2021 Award Winners:
Best Film: “Nasir”, Directed by: Arun Karthick
Best Director: Ajitpal Singh for “Fire In the Mountains”
Best Actor: Siddharth Menon for “June”
Best Actress: Akshata Pandavapura for “Where Is Pinki?”,
Best Child Actor: Karan Dave for “Habaddi”
Best Screenplay: “Where Is Pinki?” (Kannada film ‘Pinki Elli?’), Script by: Prithvi Konanur
Best Documentary (Feature): “Ahimsa Gandhi: The Power of the Powerless”, Directed by: Ramesh Sharma
Best Documentary (Short): “Seva”, Directed by: Rippin Sindher
Best Short (Narrative): “Taasher Ghawr”, Directed by Sudipto Roy
The New York Indian Film Festival is the oldest such film event in North America. The New York Indian Film Festival screening premieres of feature, documentary and short films made from, of, and about the Indian subcontinent in the Independent, arthouse, alternate and diaspora genres.