The short film festival at Durgapur was started by Solis Institute of Acting & Arts – Durgapur under the ownership of Debolina Modak Sadhu and Tiyasha Movies – Kolkata under the ownership of Kajari Modak. The 1st festival was initially organised in 2016 and was named as “Solis Short Film Festival – Durgapur”. For the last two consecutive years, this event has gathered a huge popularity among the people of Durgapur, Kolkata & various parts of West Bengal & outside. In the 1st festival, total 25-30 numbers of short films were screened in the presence of expert judges from Theatre & Film Industry. In 2nd Short Film Festival – 2017, the event could gathered 45-50 numbers of finely worked short films under various cadres. In that festival, we were blessed by the
presence of legendary actor Mr. Chinmay Roy and we had the opportunity to honour him with “Life Time Achievement Award”.
3rd Film Festival was enriched with more than 100 short films in various cadres.
The legendary actor of Tollywood Mr. Biplab Chatterjee was honoured with Life Time Achievement Award.
4th Festival conducted in Jan 2019 gathered more than 130 entries from various parts of the country and few came from outside India. Top 35 entries have been screened in the presence of expert Juries.
5th Festival conducted online in Sep 2020 due to corona pandemic worldwide. Even with all the restrictions of lockdown across the world, our festival could manage to gather more than 130 entries from various parts of the country & more then 40 entries came from outside India. Our team can't be thankful enough for the kind of support you film-makers have shown on us.
In 2021, it is witnessing its 6th season with total submission of
more than 250 short films/documentary/music video from the various countries of the world.As we all are going through a challenging phase of life due to awake of Covid-
19 Corona Virus across the world, so organised this festival on a popular platform called “MyCinemaHall.Com” to give this festival a new height. This will give a global platform to all the brilliant film-makers to showcase their works to the film lovers across the world. With the new hope of Corona Virus Vaccine, we will be organizing this year's festival as a mega event & will be conducted in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Kolkata is a city of cultural heritage having a traditional history of film making. Hope, DIFF Season 7 in 2022 will be as joyful and successful like all the last seasons.
This year 7th DIFF,2022 has even added full length fil or feature film.At just 7 years old, the Durgapur International Film Festival has quickly become one of the popular and most trusted festivals in the world.
In 2022, it is witnessing its 7th season with total submission of
more than 350 short films/documentary/music/full length video from the various countries of the world. This year we organized festival as a mega event in Kolkata, West Bengal, India at Jadavpur University . Kolkata is a city of cultural heritage having a traditional history of film making.

At 8th Durgapur International Film Festival except India 19 more countries including Turkey, UAE, USA, Iran, Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Mayanmar, Philippines, Greece, Mexico, Sweeden, UK has also participated. From more than 200 entries , 73 official selections have been screened from 9th October, to 11th October.

Full length films, Documentary, Music videos, Short Films from different parts of the world have been screened at this festival for the last 3 days. A total of 30 categories have been awarded, And 55 awards have been given.

All the judges were present at the closing economy of the event.. Many artists and technicians attended the closing ceremony of 8th Durgapur International Film Festival,2023 including Chhanda Chatterjee, Krishna Kishor, Shankar Ghosh, Avrajit Chakraborty , Respected Director Sushil Mazumder’s grand son Sanjay Misra and others. The festival was going on for 3 days at Muktangan, Rashbihari More , Kolkata.

Get ready for an extraordinary experience as we proudly announce the 9th season of our festival, set to unfold in the vibrant city of Kolkata in 2024!

*All the selected Full lenght Film/Short Film/Music Video/Documentary Film will get trophy for the encouragement
*All the participants will get certificate
*Cash prize will be given to all the winners
1. Best Feature Film (Indian) - Winner (Cash Prize)
2. Best Feature Film (Indian) - 1st Runner Up
3. Best Feature Film (Indian) - 2nd Runner Up
4. Best Feature Film (Foreign ) - Winner
5. Best Director (Indian)
6. Best DOP (Indian)
7. Best Editor (Indian)
8. Best Music /Best Singer (Indian)
9. Best Actor - Male (Indian)
10. Best Actor - Female (Indian)
11. Best Foreign Film -Winner
12. Best Foreign Film- 1st runner up
13. Best Foreign Film - 2nd runner up
14. Best Documentary Film (Winner) - Indian /Foreign (Cash Prize)
15. Best Documentary Film (1st Runner up)
16.Best Documentary Film (2nd Runner up)
17. Best Music Video Album - Indian/Foreign-Winner (Cash Prize )
18. Best Music Video Album (1st Runner Up)
19. Best Music Video Album (2nd Runner Up)
20.Best Short Film - (Winner) (Cash Prize)
21.Best Short Film - (1st Runner Up)
22.Best Short Film - ( 2nd Runner Up)
23. Best Feature Film - Critics Choice
24. Best Debut Director
25. Jury's Choice Awards

1) Short Film/ Documentary Film Duration: 1 min to 30 min
2) Music Video Album Duration : 1 mints to 6 min
2) Language: Can be in any language but must have English Subtitles (Embedded)
3) Submission/Screening Format: MP4 on DVD
4) One can send moreBest Short Film - (Winner) (Cash Prize) than one entries but each entry should be submitted in a separate envelope with separate entry fee.
5) The short films/ Documentary films/ Music video album submitted in any of the last five seasons of DISFF are not eligible for re-submission.
6) The Festival committee has the right to accept or refuse any film without assigning any reason whatsoever.
7) Only the Directors/Producers of the Selected Films will be notified. List of Selected Films and Winners will be published on our official portal & web site.
8) Decision of the Jury regarding film selection will be final. No correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

Cash Prizes, Mementos & Certificates will be awarded to the Top Films /music video album selected by the panel of highly experienced judges as per the details mentioned in Award Section. The other Awardees will only receive Mementos & Certificates. A Certificate of Participation shall be given to all the selected short films/documentary films/music video album

Submit your film with following materials by post or in person at our collection centres.

Check List for Submission:
# Two DVDs of the Film with MP4 film file (Write Film’s and Director’s names on it clearly)
# One A4 size Colour Poster
# Synopsis in English (150 Words)
# Cast & Crew Details
# Director's Bio Data with 2 passport size photos & 1 copy of ID Card (Voter, Aadhar, PAN, Master etc.)
# Submission Fees – Cash (if submitted in person) or Online Transfer ID/Screen Shot (if submitted by post)
# Director/Producer contact details

Online Fee Submission:
Name : Tiyasha Movies 2012
Account Number : 00220200000995

Tiyasha Movies, 111, Bansdroni Govt. Colony, Kolkata - 700070,
Phone : +91 8697072661/8017713055


Overall Rating
  • Victor Manuel Vazquez Ortegon

    हम मौजूद नहीं थे, लेकिन उनके मीडिया में विकास और भागीदारी के बारे में संचार बहुत अच्छा था। मान्यता के लिए भी आभारी हूं।'

    We were not present, but the communication in their media about the development and participation was very good. Also grateful for the award.

    October 2023
  • I was honored to participate in this year's Durgapur International Film Festival! - 😃😃😃🙏🙏🙏👏👏👏

    October 2023
  • Thanks for selecting "Enter the Room" as an award winner at your festival. I wasn't able to attend the festival but was impressed with the clear and detailed information. I had a good experience overall and will consider submitting future projects to Durgapur International Film Festival.

    October 2023
  • Thank you very much for the award!

    October 2023
  • Awesome...... Very homely environment.... Thanks

    October 2023