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Juries

The jury members of PIFF are picked from experienced and respected members from the international film fraternity. We have always made it a point to have a mix of people from various nationalities and different sensibilities. This creates an atmosphere of vibrant, insightful discussions. Award decisions are made through a process of detailed deliberation – respecting every member’s opinion and eventually coming to a consensus. Read More

S.D. Burman awardees

The S.D. Burman International Award for Creative Music and Sound was constituted in 2010 to honour the versatile and prolific musical talent in Indian Cinema. The award is named after the legendary Indian music composer who embodied different sounds of India in his compositions. It is also a unique initiative that acknowledges the integral place of music in our cinema and our culture. Read More

PIFF distinguished awardees

The S.D. Burman International Award for Creative Music and Sound was constituted in 2010 to honour the versatile and prolific musical talent in Indian Cinema. The award is named after the legendary Indian music composer who embodied different sounds of India in his compositions. It is also a unique initiative that acknowledges the integral place of music in our cinema and our culture. Read More

World Competition Winners

The most coveted category of PIFF, the World Competition section brings 14 of the best films created around the world every year. The films are picked from over hundreds of entries. Over the years, the regional representation has increased - from films mainly from Europe to now those from Africa, South America and Asia. Read More

Marathi competition winners

One of the most important objectives of PIFF is to give regional and indigenous cinema a global platform. With this in mind, we pick 7 of the best Marathi Films released in the year for the Marathi Competition. PIFF is the only festival where an international jury awards Marathi films. These films represent contemporary thought, culture and society in Maharashtra. They bring to fore young talent and experimental forms of filmmaking in the state. The list of previous award winners reads like a who’s who of Marathi Cinema. Read More

Themes

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Gallery

Pune, the burgeoning metropolis on the West coast of India has many avatars that make it the city that it is. Popularly known as the cultural capital of the state of Maharashtra, Pune boasts of a varied mix of citizens; from the traditional Puneris proud of their Maratha heritage to the young college going adolescents ready to ape all things West, to the expats enjoying the balance of the cosmopolitan as well as the traditional mix that the city has to offer. Read More

Signature Tunes

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