Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2021
Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival is nearing and like every year, this year too, the grand and most prestigious award ceremony is expected to be full of revolutionary, big wins and memorable moments. But before that day dawns, today a press conference was held in Mumbai to give a head-start to the awards this year.
Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2021 will be held on February 20th 2021. And like every year, it will be celebrating the grandeur of Indian Cinema to continue the legacy of Dadasaheb Phalke. The Press Conference started on a high note with the presence of Anchal Goyal Joint M.D of Film City (MSFCDC), Shri C S Pusalkar – Grandson of Dadasaheb Phalke Ji, Shri Anil Mishra – Founder & MD of DPIFF, Ram Tiwari – Dy. Director of Madhya Pradesh Tourism, Actor Kay Kay Menon, DPIFF CEO Abhishek Mishra, Young Producer Ms. Deepshikha Deshmukh, Programming Head of ZEE5 Ms. Aparna Acharekar and many other
At the Press Conference, Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival proudly revealed the integration of ten reputed Tourisms of India for this award ceremony. It includes Maharashtra Tourism, Punjab Tourism, Assam Tourism, Rajasthan Tourism, Gujarat Tourism, Jharkhand Tourism, Chhattisgarh Tourism, Madhya Pradesh Tourism, Odisha Tourism and Himachal Pradesh Tourism. For the first time in history of entertainment industry, ten reputed tourisms are associated for an award ceremony.
The Deputy Director of Madhya Pradesh Tourism expressed that Post lockdown Madhya Pradesh Film Facilitation Cell have got approximate 70 project inquiries including feature film, Web Series, TV Serial and Documentary. Over 15 project shoots are completed and almost 15 project shootings are being performed in the state. Durgamati and Gullak 2 are the projects which have got released recently and were shot in M.P. completely.
The State has a talent pool of actors, producers, directors, writers including competent line producers. The low production cost, favourable weather condition, central location and efficiency in quick permissions and hand holding enhances State’s attractiveness as a film destination. Youngsters are focusing their career in film making industry on a large scale and we have a provision to encourage and improve institutes like acting / direction / script writing schools, animation, camera techniques etc. In nutshell films are simpler way to provide entertainment by creating employment with social, cultural & infrastructural development all together and we welcome film makers in the state for easy and quicker permissions and support as per Madhya Pradesh Film Tourism Policy 2020.
Team DPIFF proudly announced their esteemed partners of Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2021 in affiliation with Incredible India, Co-Powered By: State Bank of India, Maharashtra Tourism, Biriyani By Kilo, Majestic Group. Tourism Partner: Assam Tourism, Chhattisgarh Tourism, Himachal Tourism, Gujarat Tourism, Jharkhand Tourism, Madhya Pradesh Tourism, Odisha Tourism, Punjab Tourism & Rajasthan Tourism. In association with Maharashtra Film, Stage and Cultural Development Corporation Limited, Aman Aquatic, Luxury Auto Partner – Group Landmark, Exclusive Multiplex Partner – PVR, Radio Partner – Red FM, Media Director – Raindrop Media, Transit Partner – Telex, OOH Partner – Minimax Ads, Cause Partner – Child Help Foundation, Technology Partner – Spanrig, Digital Partner – Chakli Art, Support Partner – Novex, PPL, IPRS, TBB.
At the Press Conference, one of the Special Award Category “Most Versatile Actor” was unveiled and felicitated to Kay Kay Menon for his profound work and contribution for last 3 decades to the Indian Film fraternity. The Press Conference was followed with Panel Discussion in which renowned delegates from the Entertainment Industry, highlighted the Impact of Global Pandemic to the Cinema at large.
On the occasion, Shri CS Pusalkar said, “First of all I’m very emotional, wherever my grandfather would be, he would have a smile on his face, and full marks to Anil Ji Mishra, Abhishek and his young, vibrant dynamic team and all of you. Because, I’m very proud to be associated with these people, they’re very transparent, because so far what I’ve seen, Phalke has become a grand name and they’re making money out of it, which I’m not liking but Anil Ji told me, don’t worry about it, we are there and now I’m associated with them and it is next to a lifetime achievement award.”
Anil Mishra, MD & Founder, Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival, said, “Pandemic ke baad, jaise ki puri country pe pressure thi ki ham kaise apne kaam ko start karenge. The Youth Team of DPIFF made it possible by their hard work and efforts. Looking forward to a grandeur night on 20th February 2021”
*Prime Minister Narendra Modi sends out good wishes to the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards team for celebrating the grandeur of Indian Cinema and continuing the legacy*
Celebrated as a great platform to honour and encourage some of the finest and most creative minds from the Indian cinema including its actors, writers, creators and filmmakers, the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards are all set to take place in Mumbai on the 20th February, 2021. High on glamour and entertainment, the 5th edition of the prestigious awards is expected to be the biggest annual gala of the Indian cinema this year.
Sending out good wishes to the enthusiastic team of the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards now is our honourable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi who wrote a special letter. It read as, “It is a pleasure to learn about the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2021. The awards celebrate the legacy of Dadasaheb Phalke, a true visionary, whose pioneering role in the glorious journey of Indian cinema is Indelible. Heartiest congratulations to all the award winners. May the awards inspire various stakeholders to take the art of story telling to higher levels of excellence.