7th-day cinematic panorama -CIFFI-2021 -concluded on Dec 21 with 13 films bagging the Ciffi Awards for Best films and 7 special jury mention awards

The films were selected from seven categories of documentary,  fiction, short films, ad films, Covid 19 lockdown diaries, Animation, and musicals. Two best films were selected from each category and one as a special jury mention.

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7th day cinematic panorama -CIFFI-2021 -concluded on Dec 21 with 13 films bagging the Ciffi Awards for Best films and 7 special jury mention awards

Noida:  The third edition of  Cineaste  International  Film   Festival of   India   – CIFFI   2021 concluded on Dec 21 with 13 films bagging CIFFI Awards and seven getting a special mention from the jury. The films were selected from seven categories of documentary,  fiction, short films, ad films, Covid 19 lockdown diaries, Animation, and musicals. Two best films were selected from each category and one as a special jury mention.

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7th day cinematic panorama -CIFFI-2021 -concluded on Dec 21 with 13 films bagging the Ciffi Awards for Best films and 7 special jury mention awardsThe seven-day gala event which was the world’s first Hybrid International Film Festival organized by the educational institutions of two countries – Media School of Delhi  Metropolitan Education, Noida, India and the School of Communications and Creative Arts, Deakin University, Australia, from December 15-21, 2021 culminated at a gala ceremony in the presence of eminent filmmakers, academicians, and scholars from across the world.

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 CIFFI Award Winning Films:

 Category: DOCUMENTARY

 Best Films

  1. Bringer of Christmas (Finland) Directed by Timo Metsäjoki
  2. Antarctica (Bulgaria) Directed by Jivko Konstantinov Special Mention (jury)
  3. Daughters on Rent (India) Directed by OLIVIA DAS
  4. Talib (Pakistan) Directed by Faizan Khumarkhel

Category: FICTION

 Best Films

  1. Trumpets in the Sky (Lebanon/France) Directed by Rakan Mayasi
  2. Lynch Court (Ukraine) Director Igor Parfenov Special Mention (jury)
  3. Dabur (Iran) Saeid Nejati Category: SHORT FILMS Best Films
  4. OH FATHER (Iran) Directed by Mahmood Sharifiasl
  5. Warm Autumn Night (Iran) Directed by Seyed Mahmood Sharifi Asl Special Mention (jury)
  6. The Truth 2001 (Ukraine) Directed by Oleksandr Hoisan

Category: AD FILMS

 Best Films

  1. BUD Z (India) Directed by Surojit Mahato Category: COVID-19 LOCKDOWN DIARIES Best Films
  2. Humans vs Corona (India) Directed by Anshul Sinha
  3. Mask (India) Directed by Amit Raj Special Mention (jury)
  4. The Black Mask (Iran) Directed by Soheil Arab

Category: ANIMATION

 Best Films

  1. A Gallery Tale (U.S.A.) Directed by Megan Combs
  2. A Flowering Tree (India) Directed by Meera Krishnamurthy Special Mention (jury)
  3. Monkey Bars (U.K.) Directed by EJ Negre
  4. The Sun (Iran) Directed by Omid Seifi

Category; MUSICAL

 Best Films

  1. Khwaaish (India) Directed by Sugandha Bansal
  2. Smritir Rodali (India) Directed by Manab Jyoti Baruah

This year the theme of the CIFFI 2021 was Cinematic  Rejuvenation  #Cinema2021.  Tigmanshu Dhulia, noted Indian film dialogue writer, director, actor, screenwriter, producer, and casting director, was the festival ambassador of CIFFI 2021. In his video address, Tigmanshu Dhulia said that film festivals provide an arena to discuss the aesthetics of cinema. Film festivals also provide space for cine lovers to watch varied movies of different cultures and civilizations.

7th day cinematic panorama -CIFFI-2021 -concluded on Dec 21 with 13 films bagging the Ciffi Awards for Best films and 7 special jury mention awardsVeteran actor and comedian Rajpal Yadav in his address said that it is a great time for the students to learn and achieve big in the world of cinema. While giving the analogy of seed growing into a strong tree, Rajpal Yadav exhorted the students to work for the benefit of society and the country at large.

Welcoming the guests, partners and the participants, Dr Susmita Bala, Professor and Head, DME Media School and Festival Associate Director, CIFFI 2021 said that CIFFI  2021  heralded a new era in film festivals especially organized by educational institutions. “It is definitively an achievement to organize the festival for the first time in a hybrid mode,” she said.

Mr Aman Sahni, the Vice Chairman of Delhi Metropolitan Education, mentioned the relevance of film festivals and how CIFFI has grown leaps and bounds.

7th day cinematic panorama -CIFFI-2021 -concluded on Dec 21 with 13 films bagging the Ciffi Awards for Best films and 7 special jury mention awardsJustice Bhanwar Singh, Director General, DME said the cinema is a combination of art and culture. It spreads the message of peace, freedom customs and traditions. “Cine festivals are organized with certain aims and objectives. CIFFI too offers a platform for the voices unheard,” he said.

According to Dr Ravi Kant Swami, Director, DME, “CIFFI  2021  sets  the  benchmark for other types of film festivals.”

While giving the overview of the CIFFI 2021, Dr Ambrish  Saxena  Festival  Director and  Dean DME Media School, Noida gave an insight into the journey of CIFFI 2021. “At Media School, DME we believe in taking challenges. CIFFI has also been an experience and is setting benchmarks every year”.

7th day cinematic panorama -CIFFI-2021 -concluded on Dec 21 with 13 films bagging the Ciffi Awards for Best films and 7 special jury mention awardsDr Vikrant Kishore, Festival Director, CIFFI 2021 and Course Director-Film, Television & Animation, School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, said that CIFFI is growing phenomenally. “Its public listing at the film freeway signifies its eminence too. CIFFI 2021 brought the experts and participants to discuss issues and topics relevant to the cinema,” he said.

KG Suresh, Member CIFFI Advisory Board, President, Global Media Education Council (GMEC), and Vice-Chancellor, Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal said that films have been powerful means of communication.  “As the realm of OTT sets in the experience of 70mm screen is nowhere to go,” he said.

Prof. Ujjwal K Chowdhury Expert Advisory Board, CIFFI 2021and Secretary, Global Media Education Council (GMEC) gave the mantra of collaborations.

7th day cinematic panorama -CIFFI-2021 -concluded on Dec 21 with 13 films bagging the Ciffi Awards for Best films and 7 special jury mention awardsDr Sanjay Ranade, Expert Advisory Board, CIFFI 2021 pointed out that now the time has come when the experts of cinema should pay attention to the film industry of the southern part of the globe. “There are many unheard voices in this side of the world. The time now to bring them to the front,” he said.

Dr Martin Potter– Member CIFFI Advisory Board and, Lecturer in Screen and  Design, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia said that CIFFI focuses on collaborations between India and Australia and the challenges faced. “How we engage with each other socially and commercially makes all the difference and cinema is nothing but the reflection of our social and cultural engagements,” he said.

Mr Praveen Nagda, Festival Director, KidzCINEMA2020, CEO, White Coffee Event Management Pvt. Ltd appreciated CIFFI 2021 as a training ground for future filmmakers.

7th day cinematic panorama -CIFFI-2021 -concluded on Dec 21 with 13 films bagging the Ciffi Awards for Best films and 7 special jury mention awardsMr Pankaj Rakesh Seasoned Filmmaker, Photographer and Media Educator, and jury of  CIFFI 2021 said that film festivals are here to stay and celebrate diversity and creativity.

Ms Supriya Suri Founder and President of Cine darbaar, filmmaker and film critic, and jury member said that film festivals are critical for not just the artists but also for the new generation of filmmakers to showcase their talent.

Mr Murtaza Ali Khan Filmmaker, Film Critic and Senior Journalist pointed out that CIFFI  2021 has been fruitful for emerging directors and filmmakers. Movies and films made by young directors and filmmakers got an engaging audience who not only appreciated but valued their efforts too.

Mr Nimish Kapoor Scientist E, Vigyan Prasar Department of Science and Technology, Government of India another jury member conveyed his best wishes for the festival.

Noted Actor Pavail Gulati said kudos to DME for organizing a film festival in a hybrid mode during covid times.

The occasion also saw the release of the poster of the upcoming and most awaited international conference ICAN 5 with the theme –Inclusivity, Convergence and Alternative Negotiations scheduled to be held from 21-30th April 2022.

The valedictory and award show was followed by a cultural extravaganza presented by the students of Media School DME.

Concluding the valedictory and applauding the efforts of students for presenting a scintillating cultural show, Dr Bala said that CIFFI 2022 will reach new heights.

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