Delhi International Film Festival
The Festival, started in 2012, with National Award winning Director Sri Adoor Gopalakrishnan as Chairman, will showcase films from more than 50 countries and exhibit close to 100 artworks by well known artists. This is the third and final year of Focus on Arab Cinema and Cinema from the North Eastern States of India.
Tunisia, Mexico and Syria will be the Country Partners this year. In the earlier editions, Canada, Srilanka, Palestine, Russia, Israel, Morocco, Palestine and Srilanka have been country partners. Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Assam have been State Partners. 8 films showcased and awarded at the Delhi International Film Festival have gone on to win National Awards and 4 films from abroad have been official entries for Oscars from their respective countries.
DIFF being one of its kind, has played an important role in the promotion of Indian Cinema, Art and Culture by organizing Indian programs in Srilanka, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, USA and last year in association with the Information & Broadcasting Ministry and the Embassy of India in Morocco, DIFF organized an Indian Program in Morocco too.
Another notable feature of DIFF is its inclusiveness, where all Indian regional film industries participate at the festival, and particularly the South Indian Film Industry which is so vast, is well represented at DIFF. Mani Rathnam, Ravi Teja, Mahesh Babu, Mammooty and Sreekar Prasad have all been invited and honored for their contributions to Indian Cinema.
DIFF is also supporting and guiding upcoming film festivals in Jharkhand, South India and in other countries too.
In a noble endeavour to promote Indian Culture and Tourism, DIFF is in the process of organizing the Experience India Festivals, outside of India, a part of which are the DIFFA AWARDS - DELHI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ACADEMY AWARDS, to be organized overseas annually to promote and honour exceptional contribution to Indian cinema.
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