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IFFK: 11 Awards for Films and Directors


11 awards have been instituted together for the best films and the best directors including the Suvarna Chakoram at the IFFK. 
The awards include 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 Film of Audience Choice, 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 KR 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 others carry a cash prize as follows: Silver Chakoram (Rs.04 Lakh), the Best Debut Director (Rs.03 Lakh), Audience Choice Award (Rs.02 Lakh) and the K R Mohanan Award for the Best Debut Indian Director (Rs. 1 Lakh).
Considering the overall contribution to the film industry, the academy has also instituted Lifetime Achievement and Spirit of Cinema awards exclusively for the directors. The prize money of the Lifetime Achievement is Rs.05 Lakh.