The name Kargil is still associated with being a warzone. However, the war is long over and we are yet to overcome it. Through Kargil International Film Festival (KargilIFF), we aim to bridge that vacuum and globally showcase the beautiful, unexplored paradise of Kargil. First KargilIFF was held in May 2012 and after a period of 5 years, we are rebooting this film festival. We want to showcase good cinema to the people of Kargil and inspire them into the art of film-making.

Best Short Film - International
Best Director - Short film - International

Best Animated Short Film - International
Best Director - Animated Short Film - International

Best Documentary Film - Short - International
Best Director- Documentary Short - International

Best Feature Film - International
Best Director - Feature - International
Best Story - Feature - International

Best Short Film - Indian
Best Director - Short film - Indian
Best Story - Short Film - Indian
Best Cinematography - Short Film - Indian

Best Animated Short Film - Indian
Best Director - Animated Short Film - Indian

Best Documentary Film - Short - Indian
Best Director- Documentary Short - Indian

Best Feature Film - Indian
Best Director - Feature - Indian
Best Story - Feature - Indian
Best Cinematography - Feature - Indian

Best of the Festival

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

*In order to ensure that each submission is given the careful consideration it deserves, we are instituting a cap of 25 submissions in the feature film category (National & International) and 50 submissions for the remaining category for the 2017 season.
*Films must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2016.
*All non-English films must have English subtitles.
*Films must be submitted via online screener.
*A Director can submit only one film.
*By entering your film for consideration to the 2017 Kargil International Film Festival, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein.
*Films submitted to Kargil International Film Festival must never have been broadcasted publicly (on the Internet or television). Film Festivals & Special screenings are exempted.
* Kargil International Film Festival does not pay screening fees to submitted films under any circumstance. By submitting your film, you agree to screen your film without a screening fee or any other compensation if it is selected.
* Decisions of the Festival Authorities regarding all matters not expressly provided for in these regulations or which require interpretation of the clauses mentioned above shall be binding on all parties.

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  • Sa'ed Arouri

    I wish i can go there but the festival is very nice and kind i follow them through social media all the days.

    all the best all the time

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much dear filmmaker for the positive reply. We eagerly look forward to having more films from your end and wish you all the good luck for your future film-making endeavors.

  • jentry johnson

    Got all the updates on time !!!It was a well executed festival.Thank you so much for the official selection and nomination of the short film 'Tune of Hope'

    September 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much dear Filmmaker. We wish you all the best.

  • Kinovyr FFD

    Communication with the team is so great! We won the main Award and love this festival now very much! All the team is making the kindest thing to bring the best short films to Kargil region and make locals happy with watching interesting international movies. Wish the festival grow and have a lot of support!
    I strongly recommend to apply your movies for this festival!

    September 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for all the kind words and the blessings. We eagerly look forward to many more films from your end in our next edition.

  • KIFF has been an amazing platform for budding filmmakers. Thank you KIFF for the official selection. All the best to the team and many congratulations in organizing the festival in a way which is really commendable.

    September 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Dear Filmmaker for the kind words. We wish you and your team all the very best and stay tuned to more upcoming film festivals.

  • jonna Venkata varaprasad

    Excellent,fantastic,The best film festival i have come across.The way they have communicated in every stages is excelent.My best wishes to the team.

    September 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback to our film festival. Our team appreciates this gesture. We wish you all the good luck for all your film-making endeavors.