Film Sections

International Competition

With each of the 15 hand-picked films from across the world and India competing for the coveted Golden Peacock and other awards, the International Competition films of the 48TH IFFI represent recent films of the highest quality.

All the international films in this section will be India Premieres.

Cinema of The World

From award winners at various International film festivals, to Oscar nominated films for the Best Foreign Film Category. From works of known masters to contemporary and debut filmmakers, the Cinema of the World section at the 48th IFFI will showcase the best of world cinema made in the past year.

Country of Focus - CANADA

The 48th IFFI Focus Country is Canada.

The 48th IFFI is happy to be hosting and presenting a Canadian delegation, in addition to presenting a package of the best of recent Canadian Cinema. 


The 48th IFFI will present a competitive section of films that uphold humanity, peace and harmony.   The films showcased in this section exhibit artistic excellence in screenplay, music and filming technique. This Award will be announced and presented at the 48th IFFI Closing Ceremony.

Gala / Special Screenings

The 48th IFFI is pleased to present a selection of notable films amidst the presence of its key talent, during the course of the festival. The gala and special screenings planned will present a mix of both popular and artistic cinema.

Homages – India

In continuation of the festival’s commitment to celebrating the works of key Indian cinema personalities, the 48th IFFI will showcase the works of major film personalities who have left us in the preceding year.

Restored Classics

The 48th IFFI is happy to be presenting a collection of key recently restored films.

Dada Saheb Phalke Award Retrospective

In keeping with past traditions, the 48th IFFI is proud to honour noted Audiographer, Screenwriter and Filmmaker Shri K. Vishwanath, recipient of the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2016, through a showcase of selected iconic works.

Accessible India Film

The 48th IFFI is proud to present a section of 3 audio-described cinematic works, for the visually impaired.

The 48th IFFI is happy to be working in tandem with Delhi based NGO, Saksham and the UNESCO on this section.

Indian Panorama

The 48th IFFI will present a selection of the best of contemporary Indian cinema made in the past year.


The 48th IFFI is happy to showcase a curated selection of the films that have won the BRICS Award this year. This section will include: Kim Druzhinin and Andrey Shalopa’s Panfilov’s 28 (Russia), Sara Blecher’s Ayanda (South Africa), Roberto Berliner’s Nise: The Heart of Madness (Brazil), Kwok Cheung Tsang’s Soulmate (China), and Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar’s Kasaav (India).