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6th International Film Festival of India

The 6th International Film Festival of India was held from 3–16 January 1977 in New Delhi.[1] The festival highlighted Indian films which have won awards at foreign film festivals.[2] The festival instituted Silver Peacock Awards for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Short film, along with Bronze Peacock for Best Short film for the first time. From the sixth edition the period as well as the dates for the festival were fixed as 3–17 January every alternate year. A film market was also set up for the first time by the "Indian Motion Picture Export Corporation" now National Film Development Corporation of India. The "Indian Panorama section" was instituted from this edition.[3]

6th International Film Festival of India
Awarded forBest of World cinema
Presented byDirectorate of Film Festivals
Presented on16 January 1977
Best Feature Film"Brother and Sister"


  • Best Film: Golden Peacock Award: "Brother and Sister" by Tadashi Imai (Japanese film)
  • Best Short Film: Golden Peacock Award:"After the Silence" (Indian film)


  1. ^ "6th International Film Festival of India" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-05-02. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  2. ^ "English Releases".
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