Delhi International Film Festival

Delhi International Film Festival
E-294, East of Kailash.
Near Metro Station Kailash Colony
New Delhi-110065
New Delhi, India

Tel: +91-9999651680, 8448157477, 011-41688123, 9968075725
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2019, Finished
Sun 1st Dec to Fri 6th Dec

Festival Overview



An International Film Festival, conceptualized to commemorate a hundred years of association of Delhi with Indian films and the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), with the support from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry of India in 2012, has now grown into a global platform joining hands to collaborate with a multitude of film festivals in many countries or offering support to a host of upcoming festivals across the world. DIFF aims at understanding the science, art and emotion behind cinema, reaching it out to the audiences far and wide and promoting Indian Cinema, Art and Culture. The Festival offers premier showcase opportunity for talented film makers and artists, celebrates avante garde cinema, felicitates masters and achievers from all walks of life and brings countries closer by building bridges to enable cross cultural exchanges, social understanding and creative ideation.

7th DIFF 2018 happened to be bigger and better, with the third and final year of focus on Arab Cinema and Cinema from the North Eastern States of India. 194 films from 56 countries were showcased and more than 30 awards were given away to laud the works of film makers from all round the world. Indonesia, Tunisia, Mexico, Australia and Syria were country partners and Jharkhand was the state partner.

More about the 6th DIFF, 2017:
This year, DIFF has scaled newer heights by associating with the Information & Broadcasting Ministry and the Indian Embassy in Morocco, to organize a highly successful Indian Program at the Festival Internationale De Cinema Et Memoire Commune, Nador, Morocco. In the same way, Indian Programs were organized at the FOGSV Festival in Sanfrancisco, USA and Cairo International Short and Documentary Film Festival at Egypt.

To offer guidance and support, DIFF has tied up with upcoming Film Festivals in Palestine and SriLanka and locally at Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Southern India.

NDMC and Information & Broadcasting Ministry offered invaluable support and association for this edition of DIFF as in the earlier editions. Jharkhand became the State and Tourism Partner and Srilanka, Morocco and Palestine were the Country Partners this year.

Delhi International Film Festival and DIFF Art Show, usually week long events, held in New Delhi during December, attract considerable number of participants from all over the world.

6th DIFF 2017, was hugely successful with 174 films from 54 countries being screened and about 150 works of art displayed at the Art Show and more than 50 works of poetry submitted by poets from India and Abroad were published . Film Personalities, Artists, Diplomats, Political dignitaries and audiences close to 5000, witnessed the spectacular outdoor Opening Ceremony, Closing & Awards Event and savored the vast variety of films screened during the festival.


Best Film, World Cinema
Best Director World Cinema
Best Short Film World Cinema
Best Actor World Cinema
Best Actor,Short Film World Cinema
Best Actress,Short Film World Cinema
Best Director,Short Film World Cinema
Best Documentary, World Cinema
Best Animation film, World Cinema

Best Film, Arab Cinema
Best Director Arab Cinema
Best Short Film Arab Cinema
Best Actor Arab Cinema
Best Actor,Short Film Arab Cinema
Best Actress,Short Film Arab Cinema
Best Director,Short Film Arab Cinema
Best Documentary, Arab Cinema
Best Animation film, Arab Cinema

Best Film,Indian Showcase
Best Director Indian Showcase
Best Actress Indian Showcase
Best Actor Indian Showcase
Best Short Film Indian Showcase
Best Director Indian Showcase Short Film
Best Actress Indian Showcase Short Film
Best Actor Indian Showcase Short Film
Best Animation film, Indian Showcase
Best Film,Indian Showcase
Best Director Indian Showcase
Best Actress Indian Showcase
Best Actor Indian Showcase
Best Short Film Indian Showcase
Best Director Indian Showcase Short Film
Best Actress Indian Showcase Short Film
Best Actor Indian Showcase Short Film
Best Animation film, Indian Showcase

Best Film,NRI
Best Director, NRI
Best Actor, NRI
Best Actress, NRI
Best Animation film, NRI

Audience Choice Award Cinema across the Border

Critic Choice Award for all Sections

Best Green Film Indian Showcase
Best Green Film Cinema across the Border
Best Green Film World Cinema

Best Student Film Indian Showcase
Best Student Film Cinema across the Border
Best Student Film World Cinema


Action Adaptation Adventure Animation Art-house Asian Black Black Comedy Bollywood Bollywood Children Comedy Crime Disaster Documentary Drama Educational Erotic Experimental Family Fantasy Foreign Language French Gangster Gay and Lesbian Ghost Historical Horror Independent Jewish Legal Martial Arts Medical Murder Mystery Music Video Musical Mystery National Natural History Noir Period Political Reality Religious Romance Science Fiction Short Silent Sport Spy Student Supernatural Teen Thriller Travel TV War Western Women

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Ramkishore Parcha
Festival President


Open to the public


Any film maker who has made a feature/short film or music video can enter the festival.


1. Films in languages other than English, must have English Subtitles, otherwise they shall not be considered for selection.
2. The Festival accepts only films without watermarks. Only Trailers or promos cannot be submitted for selection process.
3. Films which have no online presence can be submitted by sending two full HD DVDs by courier to the Festival office along with a hard copy of this form duly filled. Kindly label the DVDs with title, director name, duration, phone number and email id on it.
4. For submissions coming from outside India, the packages must be marked, “For Festival & Cultural Purpose only, No Commercial value”.

1. DIFF reserves the right to showcase the film so submitted perpetually anywhere.
2. DIFF reserves the right to include the film or video and related material in its promotional activities.
3. All Decisions made by the Appointed “Selection Committee” regarding Selections, screenings, awards at the Festival in entirety will be final. In case of Dispute, decision of the President is final.
4. The film makers and their representatives undertake to use the official logo and the status of their Selection or Award strictly in conformation with DIFF 2019 designs and they further undertake to use such festival logo in all their promotions, posters and marketing publications with the consent of the festival.
5. A film selected for the festival does not run in competition automatically. A Jury will select the films that feature in Competition.
6. The Festival shall not bear / reimburse any freight or other charges in foreign or Indian currency.
7. Once selected for screening, the film shall not be withdrawn.
8. Entries under the all categories shall be of films certified by Information and Broadcasting Ministry or Central Board of Film Certification, India.
9. The last date of submissions of ENTRIES IS 31.08.2019 and Date of Intimation of Selection will be 30.9.2019.

Kindly note that all DRAFTS OR CHEQUE are to be issued in favor of:
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 32338895570
Online payment codes:
From India: SBIN OOO7756
From Abroad: swift code SBININ BB 382
State Bank of India, Masjid Moth, Panchsheel Enclave, New Delhi – 110017


RAMKISHORE PARCHA , C-77, Krishi Vihar, Opposite Panchsheel Enclave, Near Greater Kailash Part – I,
New Delhi-110048 (India). Ph. +91-9999651680,011-41641787
FESTIVAL OFFICE: E-294, East of Kailash, Near Kailash Colony Metro Station, New Delhi-110065 Ph. +91-9999651680,011-41641787


(1) Entry fees for films more than 50 minutes in all categories: 4,000/- INR or (55USD)
(2) Entry fees for films less than 50 minutes in all categories: 2,000/- INR or (32 USD)
(3) Entry fees for Students in all categories: 1500/-INR or (24 USD)

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