Second Edition - The international film festival of Srinagar
25 - 26 Oct - Srinagar City, Tagore Hall

About TIFFS - The international film festival of Srinagar

TIFFS represents the aspirations of the art and cinema loving people of Kashmir in general and Srinagar in particular to put Srinagar on the world map of International film festival circuit. This annual film festival is being organized by RIFK and supported by Vomedh as cultural partner. TIFFS is being organised by the experienced team who has conducted very popular and successful 2 editions of Jammu Film Festival

In modern times, cinema has emerged as a key art form. Jammu and Kashmir has had a special connection with cinema and Bollywood. Bollywood has explored the scenic locations as well as the themes around Jammu and Kashmir for a long time. Jammu and Kashmir, also in turn has contributed a great deal to Indian cinema in terms of artists and technicians. Kashmir has tremendous potential in terms of natural beauty and scenic locations to be explored. The hospitality of the people of Srinagar is unparalleled and would be a key element in popularizing TIFFS across the globe as it hosts the TIFFS this year and year after year. Moreover, Kashmir has immense talent to be tapped.

TIFFS is an attempt to provide a platform to bridge this gap between the industry and the resources available in Kashmir

Second Edition - TIFFS
Momentos and certificates will be awarded to all the winners

Feature Films
1. Best Film
2. Best Director
3. Best Actor
4. Best Actress
5. Best Cinematography
6. Best Editor
7. Best Writer

Short Films
1. Best Short Film
2. Best Director
3. Best Actor
4. Best Actress
5. Best Cinematography
6. Best Editor
7. Best Writer

1. Best Documentary
2. Best Director

& Special jury awards in all 3 categories

PLEASE READ ALL THE RULES & TERMS CAREFULLY. Non adherence may lead to rejection without any explanation or communication.
Second Edition o TIFFS will be held from Oct 25-26 Oct in year 2023 in Srinagar.
It is organized by RiFK (events and entertainment company) in collaboration with Vomedh a very reputed non-profit organization of J&K. Vomedh has been at the fore front of revival of Art, theatre and culture in J&K for over a decade now. Rakesh Roshan Bhat & Rohit Bhat, the founders of Vomedh are the Festival Directors who together have vast experience in Theatre, TV, Films and Cultural events. They are also the organisers and festival directors of very successful Jammu Film Festival

Feature Films - 60 mins to 180 mins
Short Films- between 1 min to 40 mins
Documentaries - between 1 min to 40 mins

FORMAT: Feature films to be shot on only professional cameras. Documentary and Short Film could be shot on any professional camera or mobile. English subtitles are compulsory for languages other than English. However, exceptions will be considered only for local entries at the discretion of Festival Screening committee
A submission will be considered complete only after the DOWNLOAD IS ENABLED for the film's preview screener.
The screening committee will confidentially screen all the eligible entries for all the categories
This committee reserves every right to exclude submissions which are not in conformity with the objectives of the competition or which offend national feelings or likely to promote discrimination based on gender, caste, creed, religion or language.

Entries lacking sufficient technical qualities will also be rejected including the shorts from mobile category. The entries shall be judged on the basis of originality, craft, entertainment, and artistic quality, with least consideration for production cost. The subject and quality of screenplay will also be an important criterion

The short list and the winners would be judged by the empaneled judges for this edition.

The entries selected by the screening committee and the judges will only be eligible for final screening at the competition venue. However, the organizers don’t promise the screening of selected entry owing to the non-availability of timeslot or any other unforeseen factor
The final awards would be announced before the closing ceremony of the festival.

All entered films grant TIFFS a non-exclusive limited use agreement to use selected portions of submitted films to use the following:
The Film’s title, the Film’s synopsis, photographs, trailers and other Publicity Deliverables, and any of the principal cast members’, director(s)’s, writer(s)’s, producer(s)’s, crew members’ names, voice, biographical information, and/or likeness, in the following media: TIFFS website, Social Media (including Twitter, Instagram, facebook, youtube), the printed festival film guide, the festival mobile app, radio, television and press releases throughout the universe, in perpetuity, without compensation, permission, or notification, solely for the purpose of advertising, publicizing, and promoting the Film Festival and the Film’s screening. for which the entrants are solely responsible.

Filmmakers fully retain all rights, title, and interest in their films and all Intellectual Property. Also, the organizers will be able to share the information with its publicity partners.

The films selected for final screening grants the festival right of up to five (non-commercial) screenings of the film across India and would be able to recommend the film(s) to the other festival(s) for consideration and/or competition or special screening. The sole purpose of these screenings is to promote filmmakers and their work.
We will never show or screen your film without Informing you.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF AWARDS: Entrants must agree to acknowledge the official selection or award on the film itself if your work gets selected or wins an award
RETURN OF COPIES: Copies for the festival will be retained by the organizers' film archive for cultural, non-commercial, nonprofit festivals and archival screening in the future.

CANCELLATION/REJECTION: The core committee of TIFFS appointed by RIFK and Vomedh reserves the right to cancel any submission or take any action against any breach of regulations or any misbehaviour disturbing the course of the festival and reserves all the rights to refuse or reject any registration/entry of any Documentary, feature or Short Film or persons or institutions.
If the film has more than one director, the team should nominate one of the directors as a key person for all communication.
Submission will only be considered valid after receiving all the required documents and the final screening copy of the Feature, Documentary or Short Film on or before the extended submission deadline and will be considered as the final entry.
The original submitter of the selected film will be notified by email by Oct 15, 2022. Please ensure that you have provided us with your correct/valid email. After notification of selection, the film may not be withdrawn from the festival under any circumstance.
We will not be able to offer any feedback to those films not accepted.

TIFFS and its management including juries will not have any bindings to give any clarification or justification regarding the results to anyone.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The core committee of TIFFS appointed by RIFK and Vomedh reserves the rights to make any changes in the rules and regulations or in the schedule of the competition. Dates and guidelines subject to change without prior notice.
By submitting your film to TIFFS you accept the terms and conditions mentioned.

Overall Rating
  • Dilnawaz Muntazir

    It was a very exciting experience to attend this prestigious festival. i wish them all the best for future.

    November 2022
  • Raahul Sharma

    Thanks to jury for considering our film. Organisers are very professional and keen to be humble for cinema . The festival experience was quite impressive.

    November 2022
  • youth of kashmir inspired by this film festival

    November 2022
  • Great opportunity for the individual film makers. Festival committee is communicative and honest. Proud to be a part of this festival.

    November 2022
  • Abanti Sinha

    Very cordial approach, excellent communication. Loved participating in the festival . Our film BHUMCHU was selected as the best documentary! Best of luck to the organizers for future!!!

    November 2022