Among the many firsts at the 43rd
International Film Festival of India, a special award of Rs 10 lakh has
been instituted as a celebration of the centenary of feature films in
India. Briefing the media here, Shri Shankar Mohan, Festival Director,
IFFI said, the special Indian Cinema Centenary Award will be bestowed to
a film chosen from three nominations from the festival programme –
International Competition, Cinema of the World and the Indian Panorama.
A specially constituted jury which will have Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Goutam
Ghose and Kishwar Desai, will adjudge the nominations, wherein the
winner will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh, Silver Peacock and a
Certificate. Shri Mohan informed that total cash award will cross one
crore 10 lakh rupees in this festival.