Jointly
Organized
by:

PIFF distinguished awardees

We honour two eminent film personalities with the PIFF Distinguished Award for Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema. The purpose of the award is to appreciate and applaud the work of legends working in cinema, and to relive their life and times through numerous interactions with them.

Over the years, eminent film personalities from various regions and different streams of filmmaking have been chosen for the award. Recipients have come from regional film industries as well as from Bollywood. Contributions to different aspects of filmmaking are honoured. In the 14th edition, it was a heartening moment when festival Director Dr. Jabbar Patel went to Kolkata to bestow the award on legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee.


Year PIFF Distinguished award for outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema Awardees
17TH PIFF
10 - 17 Jan, 2019
Dilip Prabhavalkar
Govind Nihalani
16TH PIFF
11 - 18 Jan, 2018
Ramesh Prasad
Ramesh Sippy
Raj Dutt
15TH PIFF
12 - 19 Jan, 2017
Aparna Aen
Seema Deo
14TH PIFF
14 - 21 Jan, 2016
Soumitra Chatterjee
Shyam Benegal
13TH PIFF
8 – 15 Jan, 2015
N. D. Mahanor
Shatrughan Sinha
Tanuja Mukerjee
Krzysztof Zanussi
12TH PIFF
9 – 16 Jan, 2014
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Vinod Khanna
11th PIFF
10-17 Jan, 2013
Ramesh Deo
Jeetendra
10th PIFF
12-19 Jan, 2012
Amitabh Bachchan
Asha Bhosale
9th PIFF
6-13 Jan, 2011
Shashikala
Saira Banu
8th PIFF
7-14 Jan, 2010
Shriram Lagoo
Rajesh Khanna
7th PIFF
8-15 Jan, 2009
Shashi Kapoor
Sulochana Didi
Hema Malini
6th PIFF
10-17 Jan, 2008
Sharmila Tagore
Shammi Kapoor
5th PIFF
16-22 March, 2007
Asha Parekh
Dharmendra
4th PIFF
12 – 19 Jan 2006
Vyjayantimala
Yash Chopra
3rd PIFF
14- 20 Jan, 2005
Waheeda Rehman
Shakti Samanta
2nd PIFF
5–11 Dec,2003
Lata  Mangeshkar
Dev Anand
1st PIFF
29-5 Dec,2002
Mrinal Sen
Dilip Kumar

Sponsors