Tamil film ‘Seththumaan’ and Malayalam film ‘Biriyaani’ bag top honours at IFFLA 2021 | Daily Current Affairs 2021

Tamil film ‘Seththumaan’ and Malayalam film ‘Biriyaani’ bag top honours at IFFLA 2021

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IFFLA 2021

Tamil filmmaker Thamizh”s debut film “Seththumaan” and Karishma Dube”s short “Bittu” have recently bagged top prizes at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA).


  • The 19th edition of the festival which was held virtually from May 20-27 showcased 40 films in 17 languages, including movies by 16 women directors.
  • Among the feature film category, Tamil filmmaker Thamizh’s directorial debut Seththumaan (Pig) won the top Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature.
  • While the Malayalam film Biriyaani directed by Sajin Baabu was given an honorable mention.
  • Ajitpal Singh’s debut feature, Fire In The Mountains, which had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2021, won the Audience Award for Best Feature.
  • The Grand Jury Prize for Best Short was awarded to Bittu, directed by Karishma Dev Dube.
  • The jury also recognized National Award-winning filmmaker Rima Das” “For Each Other” and “Wade” by filmmakersUpamanyu Bhattacharyya and Kalp Sanghvi with Honorable Mentions.
  • Actor Nivita Chaliki received the Honorable Mention for Best Performance in a Short for her film “Forever Tonight”.
  • The Audience Award for Best Short was given to Aarti Neharsh’s The Song We Sang.

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