India’s most prestigious award ceremony, Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2023 celebrated the splendour of cinema with resounding success on the 20th of February. The event at Taj Lands End felicitated the best creative minds in the Film and Television industry, paying homage to the craft of filmmaking pioneered in India by Dadasaheb Phalke. The grand gala was full of memorable moments and was attended by luminaries like R. Balki, Alia Bhatt, and Varun Dhawan. DPIFF this year has been an achievement of star-studded brilliance thanks to the wonderful Powered By Partners of the ceremony.
For 2023, MasterCard and Joy e-bike were the Official Powered By Partners for DPIFF. Financial service giant Mastercard has pioneered the digital economy, enabling individuals and institutions to realise their ambitions. The company believes that innovation is key, and has been implementing path-breaking technology for over 50 years. Mastercard has strong principles, due to which the corporation invests in projects geared towards creating change on the global platform. Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards shares this philanthropic spirit and has initiated CSR activities to tackle social and environmental challenges in India.
Joy e-bike, one of India’s leading e-bike manufacturers, is the Official Powered By Partner for DPIFF 2023. The mission and vision of Joy e-bike stems from the company’s thirst for constant innovation. It is no secret that when it comes to the automotive industry, innovation is key to progress and development. Joy e-bike undoubtedly takes it a step further, taking it upon themselves to create a ride that will serve the consumer well without costing the planet. The concept of an e-bike itself is that of a vehicle propelled without fuel, thus cutting carbon emissions which are one of the greatest hazards to the world today. Joy e-bike prides itself in contributing towards the well-being of our planet by creating zero-emission vehicles which actively fight climate change. The eco-friendly two-wheelers are a step forward in the journey towards a greener future. DPIFF, too, shares this vision of environmental conservation.
Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2023 was the glorious culmination of creative endeavours with Cinematic Tourism as the theme. With musical performances by Mohit Chauhan and Harmony of the Pines, the evening was a celebration of the grand history and legacy of entertainment in India.
DPIFF embarked on a journey through the annals of the silver screen, honouring the diversity of India and saluting the spectacular talent of the land. The best creators and performers from the past year were presented with the prestigious award, as DPIFF not only saluted celebrated industry dignitaries but also toasted the work of aspiring, young, and independent filmmakers. The event this year has been a testament to the purpose of the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards, doing justice to the unshakeable principles as well as the enthusiasm with which the ceremony is held each year.
Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards is India’s only independent international film festival. DPIFF aims to felicitate those artists of the film fraternity who have put in their hard work and have shown true promise, along with the dedication to excel. The mission, as always, is to cultivate and promote the art and science of film through education and cross-cultural awareness. The team believes that the medium of cinema as well as TV series are artforms that hold the power to bridge cultures and illuminate the universality of the human experience.
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