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CHAMBAL is not only a flow but also a flow of various views. A story of rebellion and scarifies that propogated in the valley, it was because of this trend that the Britishers had tough challenges during Indian freedom movement in the areas of Chambal, which is also a mine of archaeological civilization. In each and every corner of this rugged area, the memories of Indian history are found silently. Legendary film director K Asif whose Mughal-E-Azam was a milestone in Indian Cinema was born here in Etawah and this film festival in memory of K Asif is a small way of remembering the legendary film maker.

Serving as Uttar Pradesh’s fast growing Premier Film Festival, the K Asif Chambal International Film Festival (KACIFF) is founded as a gateway to the pristine valleys of Chambal where many a great films were shot. With an aim to exhibit the most captivating and innovative content, the two day KACIFF 2020 festival's mission is to present quality films from around the world as well as support, recognize and honor budding and talented film makers from across the globe. With an aim and focus to to connect the audiences and acclaim them with world cinema, this platform is also created to bring about greater understanding of the art of film making.

A “Free for All” film festival to enjoy films from various countries and in multi languages, the festival showcases films organized thematically, in hopes of representing the full range of the human experience as reflected by our chosen filmmakers. KACIFF will also be a vital showcase for indie film makers revolving around a theme and have a strong social message.

The following Awards are constituted in FOREIGN / INDIAN categories for Feature Films / Short Films / Documentary / Animation & Music Videos
BEST FEATURE FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
BEST SHORT FILM
BEST CHILDREN FILM
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES
BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM
BEST DEBUTANTE DIRECTOR
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST ACTRESS
BEST ACTOR
BEST EDITOR
BEST MUSIC
BEST STORY
BEST SCREENPLAY
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
BEST FILM - LOCAL TALENT
BEST VFX FILM
BEST PUBLIC SERVICE FILM
SPECIAL JURY MENTION CERTIFICATE

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR SUBMISSION & PARTICIPATION
The festival will not interact with anyone except the submitter and/ or the producer of the film. If any person - be it the actor, writer, director or anyone from the production crew tries to forcibly extract information about the status of the film from the festival authorities, the festival will have absolute rights to >>DISQUALIFY THE FILM<< from competition and/ or screening which you may kindly note. At the same time, the festival may take the decision to ban the production house completely from sending entries to the future editions of the festival.

Open to filmmakers worldwide, all genres and lengths depending on the categories mentioned.

- Filmmakers can submit more than one entry to the festival in any category.
- All films that are not in English must have English language subtitles.
- Each entry must be a separate submission which includes form and payment for each submission.
- To apply for special categories including Best Film / Best Director / Best Experimental film and the like, Filmmakers have to submit in the main category and only then you will be eligible for the special categories.
- Any entry that comes only in the Special categories will not be eligible unless you have sent your entry in the main category - Shorts / Features / Documentary
- The Festival reserves the right to determine eligibility of any work submitted.
- Entry fees are payable through FilmFreeway payment systems and are non-refundable.
- The decision of the Festival committee will be final and binding.

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  • On behalf of all the people involved in my first short, we would like to thank you for awarding 'Luca' with Short - Film International at your Festival, it means a lot to us all.

    October 2021
  • Dr Shahid Kamal

    Excellent film festival

    From the producer of Matty Boy
    Thank you

    October 2021
  • Vanita Omung Kumar

    When I received a message that I should enter the K Asif international film festival I did not think twice because my debut film Ave Maria was so warmly welcomed into the festival . The accolades of being the winner among so many famous directors and films and to finally winning the best Short Film is truly humbling , you gave me a big huge incentive and a push to pursue my journey in the field of direction and this means a lot . Thank you also for being a channel and a carrier of spreading the awareness of child abuse globally as I want even more audiences to watch my film , gratitude 🙏

    September 2021
  • MOHIT SANWAL

    Great event in the memory of K. Asif, the legend in Indian Film History. A very appropriate platform for professional and upcoming filmmakers to showcase their talent and film creativity. Overall a mega event with high degree of professionalism and hospitality.

    September 2021
  • One of the best film festival event held anywhere in India, I would like to say a huge Thanks to the Film Festival team for being so welcoming and for a great communication before the festival! I am extremely honored to have won this award(Best Feature Film) as well as the Best Singer Award too.

    A perfect venue for a festival where the legendary director K Asif studied couldn’t have had been any better choice for a festival that is named in his honour - That too on his Centenary year with an impressive line up of programs. Not only the location, but even the atmospheric backdrop was fantastic for a friendly and welcoming event and the festival team did a terrific job in organising it so well. It was really astounding that apart from the dignitaries, even the film makers present were honoured with rose garlands and a shawl. Never ever have I seen such respect accorded when most of the festivals don’t even bother to communicate effectively.

    With an impressive line up of extraordinary films, this film festival is highly recommended to meet other filmmakers and to see some inspiring work. Deserves to go from strength to strength as it speaks well of the passion and commitment to the craft of film making. Altogether a lovely experience... Be there to experience it…

    September 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks a lot sir for your lovely words. It means a lot...