''Delhi International Film Festival (DIFF)''
The Delhi International Film Festival is organized in association with New Delhi Municipal Council, Information & Broadcasting Ministry, Films Division and Government of Delhi. The Culture and Tourism Ministries are Associate Partners.
The Festival, started in 2012, with Dada Saheb Phalke Award winning Director Sri Adoor Gopalakrishnan as Chairman, showcases films from more than 50 countries and exhibits close to 100 artworks by well known artists and has been striving towards the promotion of Indian culture, art and cinema.
Some of the greats of Indian Cinema namely, Showman Subhash Ghai, National award winning director Tigmanshu Dhulia, Anurag Kashyap, Mohan Agashe, Manoj Bajpai, Jimmi Shergil, N. Chandra, Yashpal Sharma, Arvind Gaur have associated with the festival. Smt. Sharmila Tagore, Mr. Dan Wolman, Mr. Ketan Mehta, Ms. Jaqueline Fernandes have graced the festival events as esteemed guests.
In the earlier editions, Canada, Srilanka, Palestine, Russia, Israel, Morocco, Australia, Syria, Mexico, Indonesia, Tunisia 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.
Delhi International Film Festival 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, organized an Indian Program in Morocco too.
Another notable feature is its inclusiveness, where all Indian regional film industries participate at the festival. Apart from supporting and guiding upcoming film festivals in Jharkhand, South India and in other countries too.
Delhi International Film Festival has been actively involved in event management and film production activities. In the coming times, The Delhi International Film Festival Academy(DIFFA) is being planned which will be a training center for students aspiring to be film and television professionals.
In a noble endeavor to celebrate Indian Cinema, the DIFFA Awards - Delhi International Film Festival Academy Awards, to be organized overseas annually to promote and honor exceptional contribution to Indian cinema.