Karukrit is a monthly film & screenplay competition. Each month, our Jury will award the best films through private screenings, and make a special interview with the winner of the Best of the competition (Film of the Month) award. The monthly winners will compete in 2021 winter for the "Karukrit Excellence Award" (best film of the year). 'Karukrit' annual judging team will select the winners in 15 main categories, such as Documentary, Experimental, Animation, etc. Films entered in multiple categories will have the chance to win multiple awards.

Karukrit is an organization that aims to help and educate marginalized people through different programs. We will travel will your films in different parts of India so that this festival does not get stuck in one place. We are a determined team of creative people from Himachal Pradesh and programmers from around the globe.

Himachal Pradesh is a northern Indian state in the Himalayas. It's home to scenic mountain towns and resorts such as Dalhousie. Host to the Dalai Lama, Himachal Pradesh has a strong Tibetan presence. This is reflected in its Buddhist temples and monasteries, as well as its vibrant Tibetan New Year celebrations. The region is also well known for its trekking, climbing, and skiing areas.

Best Picture (Film of the Month)
Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Drama
Best Thriller
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Sci-Fi
Best Crime Film
Best Dark Comedy
Best Mystery Film
Best Film Noir
Best Western
​Best Animation Feature
Best Animation Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Inspirational Film
Best Indie Film
Best Micro Film (up to 120 seconds)
Best Music Video
Best Web Series
Best Experimental Film
Best 18 and Under
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Duo
Best Original Score
Best Editing
Best Visual Effects
Best Cinematography
Best First Time Director
Best Student Film
Best Commercial/Promotional
Best Trailer
Best Original Story
Best Screenplay - Short
Best Screenplay - Feature
And all the mentioned categories in the submission list.

* The Karukrit Excellence annual winner will receive one free Karukrit statuette. Other winners may order a statuette for their team, for $250 including shipping charges.
* All submitters receive a print-ready digital certificate (png/pdf) and customized laurel.
* All winners receive an exclusive shout-out promotion for their projects.
* We promote all our submitter in different ways, through our popular social media channels.

Karukrit is looking for films and scripts which tell a story or speak about facts or fiction in the form of documentary, narrative, animation, photographs, new web media.

Please take a look at the rules:

1) The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).
2) By submitting your film, you agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster) for promotional purposes.
3) Entry fees are non-refundable.
4) You must own all the rights to the film.
5) You can submit in multiple categories.
6) Production year is not a bar for this festival.
7) All decisions regarding the status of submissions are final and cannot be challenged/questioned.
8) By submitting in KIFF you give us the rights to use behind the scene photos and trailers for promotion, blog, articles.

Karukrit does not accept the following:

1) Films with low-quality sound.
2) Films without subtitles/captions for non-English films.

Karukrit is a FilmFreeway Gold festival, and a branch of Touchstone Media. Karukrit is supported by InkTip, Desikalakari, and Horror Bowl Movie Awards,

Overall Rating
  • One of teh best indian Festival. Thanks for the awards to our film DARKING WAY. The communication, and the "humanity" was wonderful!

    June 2022
  • We are very honored and grateful to have won an award for our film "Dark Classics: Monologue from Lady Macbeth" from your prestigious festival! This is an excellent festival and we will definitely be entering again!!!

    June 2022
  • Thank you so much for including me in your festival. I truly enjoyed being a part of it, Elizabeth Bishop, Ph.D. Caravan of Dreams, A Poet's Childhood: Awakening to Consciousness.

    June 2022
  • Varoujan Froundjian

    What an honor for my film, Musings Before Dawn to be selected the best Experimental Short, to be honest, experimental films are not considered as a mainstream genre of filmmaking, but your warm feedback and award will help energize my passion and keep making more films. Thank You very much for consideration and great award. Greatly appreciated.

    June 2022
  • Tom Gruenberg

    Excellent festival. The team was delightful and thoughtful, and clearly understood the meaning of what filmmakers are thinking and striving to accomplish. An excellent conduit for a professional experience in filmmaking

    Johnny Vonneumann

    June 2022