West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee virtually inaugurated the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF 2020) on January 08, 2021. The film festival has been concluded on January 15, 2021.
Films were screened at Rabindra Sadan, Nandan, Sisir Mancha and Rabindra Okakura Bhavan in Salt Lake.
26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF 2020) award winners have been announced.
List of Winners:
In the section of Film Festival, "International Competition: Innovation in Moving Images"
Best Film (Golden Royal Bengal Tiger trophy):
Iranian Movie ”Bandar Band”, Directed by: Manijeh Hekmat
“Artykpai Suiundukov”, For Movie ‘Shambala’ from Kyrgyzstan
Special Jury Mention:
Ukrainian movie ”Blindfold” (IZ ZAVYAZANYMY OCHYMA), Directed by ‘Taras Dron’
In the section of Film Festival: Competition on Indian Language's Films
Malayalam Movie ”Kalla Nottam” (The False Eye), Directed by: Rahul Riji Nair
Biswajeet Bora, for his Assamese film ”Belcony T Bhogawan” (God on the Balcony)
In Asian Select (NETPAC Award) section:
Bangladeshi film “Nonajoler Kabbo” (The Salt In Our Waters), Directed by ‘Rezwan Shahriar Sumit’
In Competition on Indian Documentary Films section:
Best Indian Documentary Film:
Film “Highways Of Life”, Directed By: ‘Amar Maibam’
In Competition on Indian Short Films section:
Best Indian Short Film:
“Dusk”, Directed By: ‘Ujjal Paul’