NOMINATIONS

9th annual FCCI Award

For the Best Indian Film Certified by CBFC in 2023.

12th Fail

Joram

Kaathal – The Core

Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam

Tora’s Husband

7th Kautik International Film Festival | 2023

FCCI Jury — Sreehari Nair, Amartya Acharya, and Darshana Goswami.

FCCI award for Best Debut Short Fiction Film
Divyesh Gandhi’s Bandit’s Bazooka (India)

FCCI Special Mention – Debut Short Fiction
Parisa Shams’ Louse (Iran)

FCCI award for Best Debut Documentary Film
Marcin Zydek’s We Need To Focus (Poland)

FCCI award for Best Debut Animation Film
Anna Shveigolz’s Oh, Whose is the Rye (Russia)

Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati | 2023

FCCI Jury — Deepa Gahlot, Johnson Thomas, & Utpal Datta

FCCI Special Mention for Best Debut Feature Film
Neetha Syam's Footprints on Water

9th Smile International Film Festival for Children & Youth | 2023

FCCI Jury — Vijay Sharma, S. Viswanath, & Madhu Eravankara 

FCCI Award for Best Children’s Film
Johannes Schmid’s Geschichten vom Franz (Germany)

23rd New York Indian Film Festival | 2023

FCCI Jury — Shoma Chatterji, Dipsikha Bhagawati, & Meghachandra Kongbam

FCCI Award for Best Debut Feature Film
Neetha Syam’s Footprints on Water

6th Kautik International Film Festival | 2022

FCCI Jury — Saibal Chatterjee, Piyush Roy, & MK Raghavendra

FCCI Award for Best Debut Feature Film
P. S. Vinothraj’s Pebbles /Koozhangal (India)

FCCI Special Mention for Best Debut Feature Film
Abhinandan Banerjee’s The Cloud and the Man /Manikbabur Megh (India)

FCCI Award for Best Debut Short Fiction
Sabina (Poland)

FCCI Award for Best Debut Animation Film
Mike da Silva Wanderroscky’s Dream Eaters (Brazil)

FCCI Award for Best Debut Documentary
Olivia Das’ Ora: Daughters on Rent (India)

8th Smile International Film Festival for Children & Youth | 2022

FCCI Jury — Shoma Chatterji, Meghachandra Kongbam, & Amborish Roychoudhury

FCCI Award for Best Children’s Film
Keivan Majidi’s The Blue Girl (Iran)

22nd New York Indian Film Festival | 2022

FCCI Jury — Anil Zankar, Vijay Sharma, & Deepa Gahlot

FCCI Award for Best Debut Feature Film
Ritesh Sharma’s Jhini Bini Chadariya /The Brittle Thread

4th Diorama International Film Festival | 2021

FCCI Jury — Deepa Gahlot, Utpal Datta, & S Viswanath

FCCI Award for Best Debut Feature Film
Gaurav Madan’s Barah by Barah (India)

5th Kautik International Film Festival | 2021

FCCI Jury — Dnyanesh Moghe, Dipsikha Bhagawati, & Aseem Chhabra

FCCI Award for Best Debut Short Fiction
Yaser Barzegar’s Subservient (Iran)

FCCI Award for Best Debut Animation
Majid Sabri’s Dream (Iran)

Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati | 2021

FCCI Jury — Meena Karnik, Piyush Roy, & Parthajit Baruah

FCCI Award for Best Debut Feature Film
Kripal Kalita’s Bridge

FCCI Award for Best Debut Short Fiction Film
Nemil Shah’s Dal Bhat

FCCI Special Mention
Ajitesh Sharma’s WOMB. Women of my Billion

Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati | 2020

FCCI Jury — Anil Zankar, Utpal Datta, & Amborish Roychoudury

FCCI Award for Best Debut Feature Film
Kislay’s Aise Hee

FCCI Special Mention
Prateek Vat’s Eeb Allay Ooo!

FCCI Award for Best Short Fiction Film
Atanu Mukherjee’s Wig

4th Kautik International Film Festival | 2020

FCCI Jury — Meghachandra Kongbam, Amborish Roychoudury, & S. Viswanath

FCCI Award for Best Student Film
(joint winners)

Zahra Kababian & Amir Mahdi Safdari’s Winter Memories
Flora Nakazone’s Drift

Smile International Film Festival for Children & Youth | 2019

FCCI Jury — Ratnottama Sengupta, Utpal Datta, & Johnson Thomas

FCCI Award for Best Children’s Film
Abas Aram’s Here My Village (Iran)

FCCI Special Mention
Johan Timmers’ Fight Girl (Netherlands)

3rd Kautik International Film Festival | 2019

FCCI Jury — Gautam Kaul, Deepa Gahlot, & Parthajit Baruah

FCCI Award for Best Indian Short Fiction Film
Moinok Guhu’s An Irrelevant Dialogue

FCCI Award for Best Indian Documentary
Kuldeep Sah Gangola’s Ghost Villages of Himalayas

Ariyuppu

FCCI Award Best Film of 2022

8th annual FCCI Award

For the Best Indian Film censored in 2022 & previously unreleased, or uncensored & publicly exhibited anywhere in the world in 2022.
The 4 nominees were Mahesh Narayanan’s Ariyuppu (Malayalam), Gautham Ramachandran’s Gargi (Tamil), Nagraj Manjule’s Jhund (Hindi), and Rishab Shetty’s Kantara (Kannada).
In total, 31 FCCI members voted.

Pebbles

FCCI Award Best Film of 2021

7th annual FCCI Award

For the Best Indian Film censored in 2021 & previously unreleased, or uncensored & publicly exhibited anywhere in the world in 2021
In total, 31 FCCI members voted.

The Disciple

FCCI Award Best Film of 2020

6th annual FCCI Award

For the Best Indian Film censored in 2020 & previously unreleased, or uncensored & publicly exhibited anywhere in the world in 2020.
The four nominated films are Akshay Indikar’s Sthalpuran (Hindi), Arun Karthick’s Nasir (Tamil), Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple (Marathi), and Ivan Ayr’s Meel Patthar (Hindi).
In total, 39 FCCI members voted.

Super Deluxe

FCCI Award Best Film of 2019

5th annual FCCI Award

For the Best Indian Film censored in 2019 & previously unreleased, or uncensored & publicly exhibited anywhere in the world in 2019.
The four films in nomination are Madhu C. Narayanan’s Kumbalangi Nights (Malayalam), Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s Super Deluxe (Tamil) and Anubhav Sinha’s Article 15 (Hindi).
In total, 33 FCCI members voted.

Ee. Ma. Yau

FCCI Award Best Film of 2018

4th annual FCCI Award

For the Best Indian Film censored in 2018 & previously unreleased, or uncensored & publicly exhibited anywhere in the world in 2018.
Four films made it to the nomination list, namely, Rahi Anil Barve’s Tumbbad (Hindi), Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Ee. Ma. Yau (Malayalam), Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s Jonaki (Bengali /English), & Rima Das’ Bulbul Can Sing (Assamese).
In total, 23 FCCI members voted.

Village Rockstars

FCCI Award Best Film of 2017

3rd annual FCCI Award

For the Best Indian Film censored in 2017 & previously unreleased, or uncensored & publicly exhibited anywhere in the world in 2017.
The four nominated films are Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Angamaly Diaries (Malayalam), Amit Masurkar’s Newton (Hindi /Gondi), Dileesh Pothan’s Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (Malayalam), and Rima Das’ Village Rockstars (Assamese).

Thithi

FCCI Award Best Film of 2016

2nd annual FCCI Award

For the Best Indian Film released in India in 2016.
Raam Reddy’s Thithi (Kannada)

Court

FCCI Award Best Film of 2015

1st annual FCCI Award

For the Best Indian Film released in India in 2015.
Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court (Marathi-Hindi-Gujarati-English)