Delhi International Film Festival (DIFF)


An International Film Festival, conceptualized to commemorate a hundred years of association of Delhi with Indian films and the NDMC in 2012, in association with New Delhi Municipal Council and Information & Broadcasting ministry, 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.


In 2017, DIFF 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, ARY Film Festival – Pakistan 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 continued to offer 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 became the Country Partners. 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.