To be held in the Queen of Hills, Darjeeling in January 2022, the Kanchenjunga International Film Festival (KJIFF) is an offshoot of Everest International Film Festival (EIFF) – one of West Bengal’s Premier Film Festivals. A full-fledged 2-day Film Festival showcasing excellent Feature Films, Short Films, Documentaries, Mobile Films, Music Videos, and Web Series, the Kanchenjunga International Film Festival (KJIFF) is founded to add to the beauty of film festivals in the Himalayan Range, encompassed by Tea Gardens. Breaking free from stereotypes and bringing World Cinema to the hills, the mission of KJIFF is to present quality films from around the world.

The Awards are constituted in the following categories:

Feature Film Category
Best Feature Film
Best Children Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Environmental Film
Best Film on Social Issues
Best Debutante Director
Best Suppporting Actor
Best Director
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Story
Best Music
Best Editor
Best Story / Screenplay
Best Cinematography

Short Film Category
Best Short Film
Best Documentary
Best Children Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Environmental Film
Best Film on Social Issues
Best Debutante Director
Best Director
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Story
Best Music
Best Editor
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography

Other Awards
Best VFX Film
Best Music Video
Best Web Series
Best Film Local Talent
Best Public Service Film

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 payment for each submission.
- Entry fees are payable through FilmFreeway payment systems and are non-refundable.
- The Festival reserves the right to determine eligibility of any work submitted.
- The decision of the Festival committee will be final and binding.