UNESCO Gandhi Medal
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The UNESCO Gandhi Medal



In 1994, UNESCO issued a commemorative medal marking the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, India’s “Father of the Nation” and the world’s advocate of non-violence, peace and tolerance.


Every year since 2015, in collaboration with the International Film Festival of Goa (IFFI), the oldest international film festival in Asia, the International Council for Film, Television, and Audiovisual Communication (CICT-ICFT) selects 5 juries responsible for choosing the winning film from a pool of 10 pre-selected films proposed by IFFI. The recipient of the CICT-ICFT Prize with the UNESCO Gandhi Medal is a film that demonstrates exceptional cinematic techniques and aesthetics while embodying UNESCO’s values, particularly Tolerance, Intercultural Dialogue & Culture of Peace.


CICT-ICFT has been invited by various prestigious international film festivals of the Mediterranean countries, including Venice International Film Festival in Italy, Algiers International Film Festival (FICA) in Algeria, International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Morocco, and Master international Film Festival Yassmine Hammamet (MIFF) in Tunisia, to award its film prize with the UNESCO Gandhi Medal.

ICFT – UNESCO Gandhi Medal winners