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11 Awards collectively for the Best Films and Directors at IFFK


For IFFK, a total of 11 awards are presented, including the Suvarna Chakoram (Golden Crow Pheasant) Award for the Best Feature Film, the Rajata Chakoram (Silver Crow Pheasant) Award for the Best Debut Director, the Best Director, and the Audience Choice Award. Other awards include the FIPRESCI Award for the Best Competition Film and the Best Debut Malayalam Director, the NETPAC Award for the Best Asian Film and the Best Malayalam Film, the K R Mohanan Endowment Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Spirit of Cinema Award.

The Suvarna Chakoram carries a cash prize of Rs. 20 Lakh, while the others carry cash prizes as follows: Silver Chakoram (Rs. 4 Lakh), the Best Debut Director (Rs. 3 Lakh), Audience Choice Award (Rs. 2 Lakh), and the K R Mohanan Award for the Best Debut Indian Director (Rs. 1 Lakh).

Considering the overall contribution to the film industry, Chalachitra Academy has also instituted Lifetime Achievement and Spirit of Cinema awards exclusively for directors. The prize money for the Lifetime Achievement Award is Rs. 5 Lakh.