MWFF is India's first exclusive river- and ocean-themed film festival bridging the worlds of research, exploration, conservation and film making. We are a volunteer-driven, non-ticketed event.

This two day festival will showcase a curated selection of local and international films to landlocked Bangalore hoping to spark curiosities and conversations on our freshwater and marine environments. Film screenings are interspersed with inspiring talks by and interactions with scientists, activists, and educators.

We’re unable to host films, talks & workshops in the format we’d like due to COVID-19 disruptions and have to cancel the MWFF 2020 Bengaluru event. You’ll hear from us in a few weeks while we reimagine the festival. So stay tuned …

We only accept films set around a river/lake/ocean theme. Films may be submitted in any language. English subtitles are required for all films that are submitted in a language other than English.

By submitting your film to the Moving Waters Film Festival you grant the festival permission to use photos, film stills and excerpts of up to 59 seconds of your film to promote the festival online, in print media, TV, radio, and cinemas. The festival does not offer screening fees.