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.
A number of awards are given in this category. The Government of Maharashtra gives the “Sant Tukaram” Best International Marathi Film Award (Rs. 5 Lakh). The Akhil Bharatiya Chitrapat Mahamandal gives away the following awards – Best Film Director (Rs. 25,000), Best Film Actor male (Rs. 25,000), Best Film Actor female (Rs. 25,000), Best Screenplay (Rs. 25,000) and Best Cinematographer (Rs. 25,000).
|Year||Sant Tukaram-Best Marathi Film
|2011||Baboo Band Baaja|
|2012||Ha Bharat Maza|