International Panorama Film Festival of Bengaluru proudly brings Independent, Feature and Documentary film industry to Bangalore, India's IT city. The organizers of this film festival "Filmaholic Foundation" aim to attract the best films to compete in the film festival happening in Bangalore, Karnataka. Filmaholic Foundation believe in the power of the visuals is more than words. The visual image is more colorful than the set of words, literally and figuratively.
International Panorama Film Festival of Bengaluru (IPFFB) is being celebrated during the month of October 2023 to promote the aspiring Independent, feature and documentary filmmakers. Awards will be presented to the films under various categories.
The Filmaholic Foundation is a trust established to run programs that support and promote cinema, art and culture. It regularly engages in many social activities and promotes empowerment of the people.
The organization has conducted sapling seed ball program, Independence Day Go Green Cyclathon for Youth, distributed Ayurvedic saplings to the public for a healthy environment, medical camp, competitions in schools and colleges to promote talented students. Filmaholic Foundation team supported in the flood relief activities in North Karnataka, distributed school kits to the children in the flood affected areas. We have conducted many successful film festivals namely: Karnataka Youth International Short Film Festival, Mysuru International Water Film Festival, Malnad International Wildlife ad Environment Film Festival in different districts of Karnataka.

Prizes to be won in different categories. Below are few.
Best Film
Best Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Independent (Indie) Film
Best Social Message Film
Best Background Score
Best Animation film
Best Director
Best Choreographer
Best Editor
Best Cinematographer
Best Screenplay
Best Stunt Director
Best Art Director
Best Producer
Best Makeup
Best Costume Designer
Best Publicity
Best Supporting Actor
Best Lighting
Best Actress
Best Actor
Special Jury Award

*Rules & Guidelines for International Panorama Film Festival of Bengaluru (IPFFB)*
>Films should be independent in spirit and original in perspective.
>Any feature film, independent feature film and documentary films can be submitted.
>Submitting your film to the International Panorama Film Festival of Bengaluru (IPFFB) is not a guarantee of selection. We treat every filmmaker equally. All the official selection, nominees and the winners will be listed on our website permanently.
>Films which have been submitted to the earlier years of the International Panorama Film Festival of Bengaluru (IPFFB) will not be accepted.
>Films made in languages other than Kannada & English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.
>Do not submit works in progress films.
>All Film Entries should be submitted online only through FilmFreeway and given access for downloading the movie to the festival organizers for screening of the movie. The films must be submitted at
>After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified, and eventually the film will be listed on the festival website under Official Selections.
>The Official Selection status doesn’t mean that your film will be screened at the festival. It means that your film has been appreciated by our judges of panel and you can use the festival laurel on your poster.
>The feature film duration must be not less than 70 minutes on any genre
>Documentaries must be of between 30 to 120 minutes.
>The indie film duration must be between 30 minutes to 120 minutes of any genre
>The tele film duration must be between 30 minutes to 70 minutes of any genre
>Preferably send the Blue-ray Dpx, DCP file format
>A synopsis of no more than 180 characters in English, a screenshot from the film and a short director's biography, contact number of the team are requested upon submission.
>In order to submit a film, the submitter must own the rights or have permission from the owner. The film festival organization team reserves the right to demand appropriate proof of these rights and to reject the submission upon failure to provide it.
>By submitting your film, you authorize International Panorama Film Festival of Bengaluru (IPFFB) team to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis and movie stills for Publicity (Online & Offline)
>The participant must ensure that the official festival logo for International Panorama Film Festival of Bengaluru (IPFFB) is clearly visible on all advertising and promotional measures for the participating films.
>We will accept only online submission of all major video formats in full quality HD with a maximum of 10GB file size limit.
>By submitting the registration form, the film submitter agrees that the festival retains submitted films until the end of the festival. The submitter also agrees that selection screeners (except DCPs) will be made available online in encrypted form to the festival committee for the purpose of selection.
>The participant must provide the following material: film stills (minimum width 1600 pixel & minimum height 1100 pixel, JPG/TIFF) and a portrait of the director (minimum width 303 pixel & minimum height 404 pixel, JPG/TIFF) – with captions – in electronic form film poster in electronic form (300dpi JPG of 13x18 cm) press kit as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file (max. 3 MB)
>The images will also be used for the International Panorama Film Festival of Bengaluru (IPFFB) publicly available print products (festival publications) and online media (websites, apps, social media channels) where they will remain available without any time or territorial restrictions."
>Festival times may be subject to delay or change.
>Films which have been already submitted in the previous years of International Panorama Film Festival of Bengaluru (IPFFB) if resubmitted will not be considered for this film festival.
>In submitting, International Panorama Film Festival of Bengaluru (IPFFB) is given the right to screen submission at no charge to the festival.
>Participants agree to participate in the publicity for the Festival as well as other promotional events, including website, social media, international press coverage and festival trailers.
>Submitters should ensure project information is complete and that they have followed all of the appropriate terms and conditions related to their project. Keep contact information up-to-date at all times. Please enter specific information into the project profile on FilmFreeway to make sure it’s clear. For example, list actor names as well as the character they portray. Be sure to include technical credits as well, such as cinematographers, editors, and visual effects artists in the FilmFreeway credit section.
>The trailer cut of the movie must be submitted
>Only the Producer(s) and/or Director(s) may submit a film for consideration.
>The film maker will be solely responsible for ensuring that the film will not be pirated during the film festival screening and it will not be the responsibility of the International Panorama Film Festival of Bengaluru (IPFFB) team
>Due to the amount of films we receive, only the top scoring films will go through into the competition
>The organizers of the festival reserve the right to make changes in the screening schedule of films.
>The selected films will be screened on the festival day, it will be decided by the jury.
>Jury decision will be the final to shortlist the movie and will be confidential. Decision cannot be challenged.
>Submissions received after final date will not be included in the competition.
>All rewards must be claimed within three months of receiving the notification via email, after which you will be deemed to have forfeited your prize.
>The festival will not provide feedback on films or specific reasons for rejection for any film.
>If the trophies have to be couriered then there will extra courier charges applicable.

Overall Rating
  • Oliver Goetzl

    Superb to have been selected by the festival and been awarded with Best Documentary for „White Wolves“. The communication of the festival was excellent! Unfortunately I could not attend.

    January 2024
  • Nerio Bergesio

    First of all thanks to your Festival and its Director for having wanted our film IL MORSO DEL RAMARRO in competition. Really we are honored by the award you have given us. The film is set in Liguria (Italy) by the sea: come and visit us!

    January 2024
  • Thanks for selection of my feature CHOTODER GOLPO BORODER KOTHA for award.

    January 2024
  • vivek sharma

    I am really glad to win award for my movie 'Chal Zindagi' at this prestigious Festival.Great team, amazing event and superb experience.. Film makers should participate in this festival..

    January 2024
  • As a first time executive producer myself, the IPFFB staff communicated to us with respect, kindness, sincerity and generosity! It was an honor to be selected as a finalist in your wonderful festival and we wish you many more!

    January 2023