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
  • Thank you for selection. I am honored to receive such an amazing award. I hoped you laugh a lot.

    January 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Katuhide! You also won an award. We sent you further correspondence but they bounced back.

  • Festinco Festinco

    It is a great honor to be part of the Karukrit Interntional Film Festival. A special thanks to the juries for selecting our Feature Film “8 Don 75 Fakta Ichchashakti Havi!” as the Award Winner.

    January 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, it was a pleasure working with you.

  • Chance Fuerstinger

    So honoured that my short film, "Here Is Where the Monsters Live" was named Best Indie Short Film for the month of November! Thank you, everyone at Karukrit!

    December 2021
    Response from festival:

    We enjoyed your work, Chance. Thank you for these kind words.

  • I couldn't be more honored for my TV Pilot HERBERT WEST - REANIMATOR - "MISKATONIC" to be awarded Best Horror Short Screenplay at this wonderful online festival. The transparency was perfect and the certificate was beautiful. Thank you so much!

    October 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Paul. It was a pleasure working with you.

  • Brad Look

    Thank you to the Karukrit International Film Festival for awarding my short animated script, A Package of Dreams, as the Best Fantasy screenplay. I am grateful and honored!

    October 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Brad. That was a great screenplay!