April 14, 2024


The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) Awards once again took centre stage, honouring the finest cinematic gems from the Indian film industry. This annual event, held in the heart of Australia, honours the remarkable talents of the Indian film fraternity, spanning movies and OTT series. The prestigious awards night was an evening of glamour and recognition, where the best of Indian cinema and the OTT landscape were acknowledged for their outstanding contributions. Shah Rukh Khan starrer Pathaan, Kartik Aaryan, Karan Johar, Darlings and others have received honorary awards at IFFM 2023.

The awards ceremony, held at the iconic Hamer Hall in Melbourne in all its grandeur, witnessed the convergence of artists, filmmakers, and enthusiasts, creating an unforgettable night to celebrate cinematic brilliance. The 2023 IFFM awards night not only paid tribute to the excellence achieved in the past year but also showcased the dynamic and evolving landscape of Indian entertainment celebrating the diversity of the films and content from the subcontinent. Rani Mukerji for Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway and Mohit Agarwal took home the top acting honours while Sita Ramam was announced the Best Film, Agra the Best Indie Film, Kannada Filmmaker Prithvi Konanur Best Director.

Here is the complete list of winners of IFFM:

Jury Awards

Best Documentary: To Kill A Tiger

Best Indie Film: Agra

Best Performance in Film (MALE): Mohit Agarwal for Agra

Best Performance in a film (FEMALE): Rani Mukerji for Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway

Best Director: Prithvi Konanur – Hadinelentu (Seventeeners)

Best Film: Sita Ramam

Best Performance (MALE) in a Series: Vijay Varma for Dahaad

Best Performance (FEMALE) in a series: Rajshri Deshpande for Trial By Fire

Best Series: Jubilee

Best Short Film – People’s Choice: Connection Kya Hain by Nilesh Naik

Best Short Film – Australia: Home by Mark Russel Bernard

Honorary Awards

Equality in Cinema Awards to the movie “Darlings”

People’s Choice Award To Pathaan

Award to Karan Johar for his 25 years as a filmmaker

Rising Global Superstar of Indian Cinema – Kartik Aaryan

Diversity in Cinema Award – Mrunal Thakur

Disruptor Award – Bhumi Pednekar

Rainbow Stories Award to Onir for Pine Cone

Also read: IIFA Awards 2023 Winners List: Alia Bhatt and Hrithik Roshan bag Best Actor trophy, Drishyam 2 wins big

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