Possibly one of the most unique and sought after section of the festival is the ‘Cinema Across the border ‘ section. The section showcases films, art work, literature and culture from our neighbouring countries namely Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China and Nepal. The section is perhaps the only in the world to receive maximum films from its neighbours. Over the years various filmmakers and directors have been part of this section. Oscar nominated films from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal have been showcased in this section.