River Atreyee is a monthly live screening film, music, and screenwriting competition with a live Screening & Awards Show Event along with live telecast on social media and TRIPVILL TV in the land of the ancient valley of the pre-historic river of Atreyee surrounded by undulating grassland and Widespread green landscape and all that nature has in Balurghat. just a few kilometres away from Bagdogra airport and Balurghat railway station, uniquely the place where the audience are

international all time of the year as it is a most major international tourist attraction. Here in the lap of nature we are ready to give you Awards, Live screening, Live broadcast of the event showing your film worldwide and free Promotion and added Distribution consultation. The monthly live screenings take place at the end of each month at the below mentioned venue.

The forest and widespread green landscape of Balurghat washed by the Atreyee river and tributaries have given birth to it’s cinematic landscape and audience. Every month a lot of tourists from the different countries visit the place to get the utmost achievement of their lives. We present them these film festivals and show your films sometimes in open air by the side of the river on the bank of the river. Wherever you look from the permanent venue, there will be only nature and only cinema.

The sole purpose of RAIFF to celebrate the joy of creation in the lap of nature, the land of rich cinematic heritage and antiquity . So it has been the attraction of all film lovers from the birth of cinema. RAIFF showcases an outstanding presentation of independent filmmaking, while also building a strong sense of community around the art of visual storytelling.

RIVER ATRAYEE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL honors films from around the world with a vast array of awards in different categories and genres. Our mission is to discover diverse new voices & to promote artists’ work through numerous platforms. With all traditional categories we have also the SUB ALTERN category which particularly focuses on cult film. We added CONTINENTAL category to showcase particularly a continent, it’s society, peoples and culture.

In each edition, Filmmakers can submit their projects to have them judged by award winning industry professionals against a high standard of merit and compete with other filmmakers across the globe. Every submission can add numerous additional judging categories, but MUST submit to a MAIN CATEGORY to be considered for additional consideration. Please include the names being credited in your cover letter.

Within forty eight hours of the submission we start the promotion of your film in all our platforms and start to sort out the distribution path of your film globally.

The monthly live screening takes place each month at an auditorium of Balurghat and Kolkata both, on the bank of river Atreyee surrounded by green forest. The Golden A Awards gala will take place in first month of the year at the most prestigious auditorium of Balurghat. All monthly winners of the year will be automatically nominated for the prestigious GOLDEN A AWARDS (the best of the best) and they will be invited to attend our Annual Live Screening Gala in presence of juries, critics, film scholars and eminent movie personalities from across the globe. Films entered in multiple categories may win multiple awards!
Present at our venue

Manmatha Macha Auditorium
Balurghat, West Bengal

The officially selected project in each month receives RAIFF laurel and certificate. All monthly Award Winners receive laurel and customized certificate and are rated on their respective IMDb pages (if applicable).

Each month, most representatives of monthly award winners are screened in Balurghat . Besides the BEST OF THE CATEGORY AWARDS, there are also OUTSTANDING CINEMATIC AWARDS, CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS, AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS and HONORABLE MENTION AWARDS, which are given, in all categories.

Each year we select the Best of the Best (From the pool of all award winners from all Seasons) and the FINAL WINNERS receive the prestigious GOLDEN G AWARDS and are screened in the theatre in Balurghat in front of live audience. Along with it filmmakers reviews on the screen of the festival are shown along with there officially selected films. We are in a motto to keep contact with all the film makers submitted their project in our festival with great hope and devotion

RIVER ATREYEE INTERNATIONAL (RAIFF) is a monthly live screening international event. Each month World film industry specialists announce 20 Officially Selected films in each category and out of them one film receives the Best of Category award. All the Officially Selected films receive RAIFF Certificate. In each month we publish an academic and detailed review of the award winning films in our International film mag CINELITA. In addition, the best of each month’s category will compete with all the others at the end of the year and the best of the best in each category will receive the prestigious GOLDEN A AWARD and they will be screened in the presence of a lager gathering.

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film into competition in the RIVER ATREYEE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (RAIFF), you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.

RAIFF is open to any film completed after January 1, 2000, regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to the RAIFF is not a guarantee of selection. All the official selection, nominees and the winners will be listed on our website permanently. All the winning films will receive a trophy, award or certificate. Please note that we do not offer application fee waivers. We treat every filmmaker equally.

Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.
The film submitted to the RAIFF for a particular month can be re-submitted at any time for a second chance, considering that we have different judges’ panels for each season.
A director / producer may submit more than one film in a category and more than one category at a time.
The RAIFF is hereby granted the rights to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted for promotional purposes of the festival within India only. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulations.
The RAIFF reserves the right to refuse entries.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the RAIFF , from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits and publicity.
The RAIFF will not refund any fees if the filmmaker fails to submit the film in the correct category. Films submitted without the correct fees or proper submission media may be deemed ineligible at the discretion of the RAIFF programming director or executive director. The festival does not cover any of the expenses incurred by the filmmaker.
After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified, and eventually the film will be listed on the festival website under Official Selections. The Official Selection status doesn’t mean that your film will be screened at the festival. It means that your film has been appreciated by our judges of panel and you can use the festival logo on your poster.
A nominee will be privately screened for the RAIFF judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.
“Best” films of each category will receive a laurel & certificate.
A filmmaker’s submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
We require an official trailer or poster, synopsis and a link to your film. Please select the correct category while submitting to avoid disqualification. We reserve right to re-assign films to the appropriate category.
RAIFF may without advance notice amend these Rules & Terms from time to time. Each and every such amendment shall be become effective immediately. It is your responsibility to periodically check for updates of these Rules & Terms.

Overall Rating
  • Madam Champagne

    River Atreyee international film festival, my name is Sianila Champagne Vejar, I'm the owner of Madam Champagne Film, and I acted on it, I played the Voodoo priest Madam Champagne. Thanks you very much for the Award for my short film Madam Champagne. I'm glad 😊 you love my short film 😘😘. Orlando Flores is the director of Madam Champagne film I paid him to do my film Madam Champagne for me. Thank you again may God bless you. On everything's 🙏.

    December 2022
    Response from festival:

    Dear Sianila
    Thanks for your kind words. We are committed to do a lot for indie films. Your acting was so creative, from the core heart can be said, incredible. Hope we will watch again this acting in future. The film is content rich and you deserve the award. Invite you to submit again.

  • Robert Craig

    This a great festival. We were happy to be a part of this with our screenplay submission. We were especially happy to win an award for our screenplay. Go Go Film Festival! Thanks for a great experience.

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Robert for your kind words. We are inspired. We are committed for indie films worldwide and we will remain. Invite you to submit again. Thanks and regards

  • George Chiang

    Thank you for the award for Best Performing Arts for Golden Lotus. Your festival was a fun experience.

    January 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you George for your kind and inspiring words. We are committed for the independent films from around the world. GOLDEN LOTUS is really a good film. We invite you to submit again. Thanks again.

  • awesome people, excellent staff, very courteous and we organized festival and most importantly, very responsive !

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Amir for your compliment. We are inspired with your words, We are promised to work for indie films around the world. Communication is a part of that. Thank you again.

  • Richard Douglas Jensen

    River Atreyee International Film Festival is a wondrous experience. Run by enthusiastic film fans and professionals, River Atreyee treats film makers with a wonderful inclusive and friendly manner. "No Man's Law" with six awards and we are humbled and honored.

    October 2021
    Response from festival:

    Dear Richard . Thanks for your compliment. We have always been dedicated for the indie creative films. We are inspired with your words. Thanks a lot.