The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) 2021 was held virtually from May 20 to 27, 2021. IFFLA announced its Grand Jury winners and Audience Awards for the festival’s 19th edition on 27 May 2021.
This year’s festival showcased 40 films in 17 languages, including movies by 16 women directors.
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) 2021 Award Winners:
Award Winners: Features Film
Grand Jury Award for Best Feature:
Tamil film, Seththumaan (Pig), Director: Thamizh (Tamil director Thamizh’s debut film)
Malayalam film, Biriyaani, Director: Sajin Baabu
Audience Award for Best Feature:
Fire In The Mountains, Director: Ajitpal Singh
Award Winners: Shorts Film
Grand Jury Award for Best Short:
Bittu, Director: Karishma Dev Dube
For Each Other, Director: Rima Das
Wade, Directors: Upamanyu Bhattacharyya & Kalp Sanghvi
Honorable Mention for Best Performance in a Short:
Actor, Nivita Chaliki in Forever Tonight
Audience Award for Best Short:
The Song We Sang, Director: Aarti Neharsh
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.