After 3 successful seasons in Rajasthan and New Delhi, the Aravali International Film Festival goes to Gujarat in the heritage city of Ahmedabad.

The theme of the festival is CULTURAL DISCOVERY.

Independent filmmakers and all film lovers are welcome to join us in 3 days of exciting events. In addition to live screening of your work, you will also get opportunities for networking, participation in the discussions/seminars and a co-creators' workshop on the sidelines of the main event. We offer celebrations for all who have a passion for film making and for film viewing. We value story/content over budget. If you enjoy and have courage to experiment, here is the place for you to showcase your work.

Event Attractions:
1. Cinema of all genres, any length and budget are welcome from all over the world.
2. A special section on Gujarati films with awards
3. A co-creators' workshop for the successful entries. You can get potential partners and financiers in this event.
4 Masterclasses on the art of filmmaking by industry experts.
5 World premieres of the films are a high priority.
6 Selection and screening of the films will be as follows:
a): Official Selection: First Selection list will be named as "Official Selection". These films will get a Certificate of Official Selection.
b): FINALISTS: Second Selection will be from the Official Selection list. The films selected from the first list will be named as "FINALISTS". These films will qualify for screening depending upon requisite technical requirements.
c): SCREENING: Some of the FINALISTS will be selected for Screening.
d): AWARD WINNERS: Award will be announced on the last day of screening in the Award Ceremony. Some celebrity from India or abroad with give away the awards.

We have many awards in different categories which will be announced after the screening of the films. This year we have special awards for Gujarati cinema in addition to international films. The awards will be given away by a well known cinema celebrity from India or abroad and will include a trophy, a certificate and some cash prize.

List of Awards: International and Gujarati films
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1. Best Film, runner up, Special Jury Mention and Honorable Mention award in each category
2. Best Director
3. Best Debut Director
4 Best Cinematography
5. Best Editing
6. Best Screenplay
7. Best VFX/ Visual Effects
8. Best Actor
9. Best Actress
10. Best Supporting Actor
11. Best Supporting Actress
12. Best Background Music

1. Cinema of all genres allowed.
2. No restrictions in length
3. No restriction on the year of making or release
4. All non-English language films must be subtitled in English.
5. English films with English subtitles are encouraged.
6. We also accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere.
7. Films available for viewing on free platforms (like YouTube) can participate but the films will not be considered for screening.
8. Multiple entries are allowed; however, a separate entry must be submitted for each category.
9. Entry fees are non-refundable.
10. We will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling and/or venue.
11. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.
12. If chosen as an official selection, Aravali International Film Festival is granted the permission to exhibit the film at Aravali International Film Festival and all associated screenings and their all media publicity material.
13. Location and timing of any screenings of the film shall be the sole decision of the organizers of the Aravali International Film Festival.
14. Filmmakers/submitters will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the film to the Festival.
15. Films selected for screening maybe required in the DCP format. Filmmakers/submitters will send us the DCP format at their own cost and risk., if required
16. Although every precaution will be taken to prevent loss or damage to materials while in the possession of the festival, Aravali International Film Festival is not responsible should any materials be damaged while in transit to or from, or while in the possession of the festival.
17. The filmmaker holds Aravali International Film Festival, its management, juries, subsidiaries, partners, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and volunteers etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from entry.
18. The filmmaker/submitters certify to have full rights on the film/material submitted to the festival. The filmmaker/submitter will indemnify the organizers of Aravali International Film Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.
19. The filmmaker/submitter certifies that the music used especially in the music videos is an original score. If any copyright claim arises especially for the music videos then the filmmaker/submitter will be fully responsible for it.
20. Decisions of the management of the festival will be final and binding to the submitters regarding judgment, selection, screenings, awards, prizes, certificates, laurels, venue, dates, schedule or any other activity related to the event. Filmmakers/submitters certify and undertake to abide by the decision of the festival management at the time of submission of the film.

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  • Greeting to Jury and film festival team and it's being very proud feeling and lots of gratitude and humble respect for ur appreciation by announcing ur decision for award winners for our movie ITLU AMMA.

    IT MEANS A LOT AND THANK U FOR ENCOURAGEMENT.

    Regards
    Dr Murali Bommaku
    Producer

    May 2022
  • Willemijn Mignot

    Dear people at Aravali, thank you so much for selecting our short 'eitje Bibi', we are very proud to have been part of your amazing festival this year!! Cheers and all the best from the Netherlands! Willemijn and Sarif

    April 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Willemijn and Sarif for your participation and producing excellent cinema.

    Regards,
    Avnish Rajvanshi

  • Haresh Vyas

    We entire team of Rizwan thoroughly enjoyed the Aravali IFF, it was well communicated and well organized festival, we all were so happy to receive the Best Biopic film for RIZWAN. We thank you the juries, management team and the Director of the festival who gave us opportunity to participate in the festival We are going to participate again in the next edition for sure.

    April 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Haresh and the team of Rizwan for active participation. Special thanks to Mr. Rizwan for his participation.

    Regards,
    Avnish Rajvanshi

  • Sara Bahramjahan

    The best festival and support filmmakers.

    April 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Sara.

  • Lalit Bhusal

    We had a lovely experience at this year's Aravali Int Film Festival.
    All of the staff, including director Mr. Avinish Rajvanshi, were extremely professional and friendly. The location of the film festival was beautiful, it was right in the heart of India/Delhi which was fantastic.
    We felt very fortunate that our feature film Crushed Wings was selected for Human Rights Award and screening :-)
    Thank you so much, AIFF for giving us this grad opportunity.

    April 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Lalit for your participation and kind thoughts.