- Since 2012 -

Punjabi International Film Academy Awards

THE BIGGEST EVER PUNJABI AWARD SHOW

Background

Punjabi films have been finding increasing popularity outside India thanks to rapidly increasing Punjabi population and good quality of Punjabi films made in recent years. Ontario, Canada has the biggest Punjabi population (Approx. 400000) outside India. Punjabi films get excellent response in Canada and is considered key market for Punjabi films. Punjabi films were aggressively marketed in Canada and other parts of the world like the US, UK and Australia. Despite the long history of Punjabi films, the dominance of Punjabi people in Bollywood and the increasing popularity of recent Punjabi films there was no major award function dedicated to rewarding excellence in Punjabi films. After consultation with a large number of Punjabi film personalities and their enthusiastic response Parvasi media group had decided to started Punjabi International Film Academy Awards (PIFAA) 

The Venue

The first such Award function was held in Toronto at Air Canada Center (one of the most famous indoor stadiums in Canada with a seating capacity of 20,000) on Saturday 4th August 2012.

Entertainment by top stars of Punjabi Entertainment Industry such as :

Amrinder Gill

Divya Dutta

Gurpreet Ghuggi

Jimmy Shergill

Kamal Khan

Lakhwinder Wadali

Kapil Sharma

Neeru Bajwa 

Surveen Chawla

Sonu Sood

Eminent Personalities

Dharmendra, Aarya Babbar, Divya Dutta, Preeti Sapru, Rama Vij, Prem Chopra, Hans Raj Hans, Master Saleem, Satinder Sartaj, Gippy Grewal, Manmohan Singh, Navnait Singh, Pammi Bai, Jaspal Bhatti, Binnu Dhillon, Rana Ranbir Aarya Babbar, Divya Dutta, Preeti Sapru, Rama Vij, Prem Chopra, Hans Raj Hans, Master Saleem, Satinder Sartaj, Gippy Grewal, Manmohan Singh, Navnait Singh, Pammi Bai, Jaspal Bhatti, Binnu Dhillon, Rana Ranbir to name a few attended the award show.

Dharmendra is the Brand ambassador for PIFFA. He promoted the Awards regularly and will make the formal announcements of the Awards in Toronto with Om Puri and a number of Punjabi film personalities.

Notable Awards

  • Best Film – Jury –Dharti
  • Best Film – Public Choice – Jihne Mera Dil Luteya
  • Best Director – Mandeep Kumar (Jihne Mera Dil Luteya)
  • Best Actor – Male – Diljit Dosanjh (Jihne Mera Dil Lutiya)
                                  Gippy Grewal (Jihne Mera Dil Lutiya)
  • Best Actor – Female – Neeru Bajwa (Jihne Mera Dil Lutiya)
  • Best Supporting Actor – Male – Rahul Dev (Dharti)
  • Best Supporting Actor – Female – Rama Vij (Khushiyaan)
  • Best Performance in Negative Role – Kartar Cheema (Yaar Annmulle)
  • Best Performance in Comic Role – Gurpreet Ghuggi (Yaara O Dildaara)
  • Best Music Director – Gurmit Singh (Yaar Annmulle)
  • Best Lyricist – Kumaar (Yaar Annmulle)
  • Best Story – 
  • Best Playback Singer – Male – Master Saleem (Yaar Annmulle)
  • Best Playback Singer – Female  – Sumitra Iyer (Yaara O Dildaara)
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Editor
  • Best Dialogue
  • Best Screenplay
  • Lifetime Achievement Awards

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Behind the scene moments!

A Vision...

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.

Pifaa was created to celebrate the history of Punjabi Cinema, and the growing Punjabi presence in Bollywood, Hollywood and on the International stage, says Parvasi’s Saini.

The award ceremony brpught hundreds of the world’s best and brightest Punjabi cinema stars to Toronto, making Pifaa one of the most star-studded events in Toronto.

Location

2980 Drew Road, Unit No. 221, Mississauga, ON L4T 0A7

Our hours

10:00 AM – 6.00 PM
Monday – Friday

Contact us

Phone: 905-673-0600
Email: info@pifaawards.com