KIFA provides a platform to showcase independent art-house films from around the world. is a monthly edition that celebrates Independent films of all genres from across the globe. Every submission will privately screened every month and evaluated by the jury.
WHAT WILL YOU GET AS A FILMMAKER
• All official selections will receive laurels
• All monthly winners will receive laurels and certificates
• Some of the films will become the part of the prestigious KIFA “Hall of Fame”, based on jury decision (these films can also be neither monthly award or Golden Bison award winner)
• All the “Golden Bison Award” winning projects will be screened in front of a live audience and jury and they will receive cash awards.
• Few selected films will be reviewed by our experts on our youtube and social media handles
• Few selected filmmakers will be interviewed by our team and their interview will be posted on our YT channel and social media handles

Based on the jury decision the selections, monthly and the “Golden Bison Award” winners will be decided. The monthly award winners will be automatically nominated for the prestigious “Golden Bison Awards”. All the “Golden Bison Award” winning projects will be screened in front of a live audience and jury and they will receive cash awards.


1- All genres of films can participate.
2- Films can be submitted to multiple categories
3- Films can be up to 30 minutes (total runtime including credits) for short film category.
4- Features must be at least more than 60 mins in length.
5- Entry doesn’t guarantee selection.
6- English subtitles are mandatory for non English films.
7- All monthly winners will be automatically nominated for the prestigious “Golden Bison Awards”
8- All the “Golden Bison Award” winning projects will be screened in front of a live audience and jury and they will receive cash awards.
9- The screening date and venue of the festival can be changed.
10- The audio and video quality has to be minimum 720p resolution
11- Films must be made on or before 2018.
12- The film be original work and will be disqualified If any copyright content is found. The filmmaker is solely responsible and should own all the copyright of the film. KIFA is not responsible for any copyright violation issue.

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  • Skyler Thomas

    I’m honored that my short was not only selected, but awarded by the Kolkata Film Awards! They were very supportive throughout the entire process and their communication was top notch. I’d definitely recommend that an filmmaker enter into this competition!

    June 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your love & support.

  • Thank you for choosing my film for your festival. It's such an honor and it's been wonderful being in your festival.

    May 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your love & support.