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Punjabi International Film Academy Awards also known as PIFAA Awards are presented to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals Punjabi Film Industry. The first ever awards function was held in Toronto, Canada in 2012.[ citation needed ] The awards were organized by Parvasi Media Inc. and Canadian Government. The PIFA Awards consist of 15 categories and recognizes Punjabi films from across the world. Punjabi films from Pakistan are also included in a special category.
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The awards were vision of Rajinder Saini, President of the Parvasi Entertainment, whose dream was to create high quality awards for Punjabi Cinema just like Bollywood awards functions. Dharmendra was the Brand Ambassador for the 2012 PIFA Awards.
Dharam Singh Deol is an Indian film actor, producer and politician. In 1997, he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Hindi cinema.
The following is a listing of all Punjabi International Film Academy Awards ceremonies since 2012
|1st PIFAA Awards||August 4, 2012||Kapil Sharma, Sonu Sood, Gurpreet Ghuggi & Divya Dutta||Air Canada Centre|
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Anandalok Puraskar or Anandalok Awards ceremony is one of the most prominent film events given for Bengali Cinemas in India. The Anandalok, only film magazine in Bengali language, published from Ananda Publishers and Ananda Bazar Patrika presents this Award (Puraskar). The magazine was started on 25 January 1975 and the awards (Puraskar) ceremony was started in 1998.
Amrinderpal Singh Gill is a Canadian Punjabi actor, singer, songwriter, and film producer. He has been nominated for ten PTC Punjabi Film Awards, winning six including three for Best Actor, and two for Best Playback singer and has been nominated for five Filmfare Awards, winning two for Best Actor and Best Playback singer, among other accolades.
Natarang, also spelled Natrang, is a 2010 Indian Marathi film directed by debutant Ravi Jadhav and starring Atul Kulkarni and Sonalee Kulkarni. composer duo Ajay−Atul composed the original score and songs of the film.
The Edison Awards is an annual awards ceremony since 2009 for people in the Tamil film industry. It is named after the inventor of cinema, Thomas Alva Edison. It reaches seven countries with Tamil language television, with the main broadcaster Astro in Malaysia.
The Kerala Film Critics Association Awards are presented annually by the Kerala Film Critics Association to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the Malayalam language film industry of India. The awards were instituted in 1977.
The Suvarna Film Awards is an award ceremony for Kannada films presented annually by Star Suvarna Channel, a Kannada-language division of the STAR India, from the south-Indian state of Karnataka. The awards ceremony has been instituted to honour both artistic and technical excellence in the Kannada language film industry. Held since 2008, the awards' sponsors have been made by Ujala and Confident Group.
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Fer Mamla Gadbad Gadbad is a Punjabi film scheduled for release. The film is to be released on 12 July 2013, starring Roshan Prince, Japji Khera and Bhanu Sri Mehra.‘FMGG’ is a romantic-comedy story revolving around an aspiring actor ‘Jassi’ who dreams of making a movie and launch himself as a ‘hero’. So that he could get to marry his love of life ‘Roop’ and to fulfill his dreams, he starts doing immoral activities and makes quick-money by creating dramas.
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Fateh is an adventure film. A film on enduring Punjabi culture boasting of sword and stick art that teaches that perseverance can lead to triumph. Though it has not sunken into oblivion but it has never made it to the big screen. The film has a stellar cast assembled. The film stars Nav Bajwa, Samiksha Singh, Yaad Grewal, Supreet Bedi, Puneet Issar, Navneet Nishan, Deep Dhillon, Shivendra Mahal, Gurpreet Ghuggi and Karamjit Anmol tickle the funny bone with their his impressive humorous delights. Fateh is the first ever Punjabi movie to be made on martial arts.'.
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