India is a land of art and cultural heritage and it is spread in various forms in our society whether it's dance, drama, music, films, painting, sports, etc. Being a global enterprise, Indian Cinema (Bollywood) is a remarkable example of our cultural diversity and it has the greatest influence on India's national identity. We always celebrate our art and one of the best ways is to do so is film festivals. There are many film festivals in Asia where filmmakers and film lovers alike can celebrate the best and the brightest. We are adding one more precious feather to it and that’s the BOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL (BIFF).

Launched in January 2020, Bollywood International Film Festival–BIFF is founded by some of the best-known actors, directors and film professionals. BIFF intends to provide a place that connects the film lovers and makers around the world.

This film festival promotes new movie makers, looking to get publicity for their films, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas, the culture of India and other nations in their social and cultural ethos.

The festival will host various forums for academic interactions on Filmmaking, Film Appreciation like seminars, Workshops, Master classes etc., for the benefit of film professionals, discerning audience and students on unique aspects of cinema.

We invite filmmakers, people from the film fraternity, film critics, journalists, discerning cineastes from amongst the public & International and National film Institutes; distribution agencies/organisations, to witness the glorious start of BIFF. We sincerely hope the film lovers will use this opportunity to enroll as delegates and enjoy the contemporary world cinema and the classics.

Trophies & Certificates

Awards are constituted in the following categories:

Best Feature Film (Indian)
Best Feature Film (Foreign)
Best Director (Feature Film)
Best Actor (Feature Film)
Best Actress (Feature Film)
Best Supporting Actor (Feature Film)
Best Supporting Actress (Feature Film)
Best Cinematography (Feature Film)
Best Script (Feature Film)
Best Sound Design (Feature Film)
Best Music/BGM (Feature Film)


Best Long Documentary (Indian)
Best Long Documentary (Foreign)
Best Short Documentary (Indian)
Best Short Documentary (Foreign)
Best Long Short Film (Indian)
Best Long Short Film (Foreign)
Best Director (Long Short Film)
Best Short Film (Indian)
Best Short Film (Foreign)
Best Director (Short Film)
Best Actor (Long Short and Short Film)
Best Actress (Long Short and Short Film)

>>Student FILMS / Mobile Films CATEGORY<<

Best Student Film (Indian)
Best Student Film (Foreign)
Best Mobile Film (Indian)
Best Mobile Film (Foreign)

>> Music Video / Animation Films / Webseries CATEGORY<<

Best Music Video Album
Best Long Animation Film
Best Short Animation Film
Best Webseries (Indian)
Best Webseries (foreign)
Best Director (Webseries)
Best Actor (Webseries)
Best Actress (Webseries)

All selected entries will receive Official Selection Laurel. Winners will receive digital certificate and Laurel.

The 5th Edition of Bollywood International Film Festival (BIFF) will be held On 17 Dec. 2024. Please read the guidelines carefully:

- The festival is open for all who are making an impact with their creative work whether he/she is a famous person from a metro city or someone from a village because we believe that work speaks. So this is your platform with no bias of caste, creed, culture or status.

- Films completed after 1st January 2022 are eligible for the festival.

- All films will need to be subtitled. If the film is without subtitles, please understand that it might be disqualified.

- Multiple entries will be accepted however each entry along with separate fee submission.

-We do not accept - Amateur videos / Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations / Projects involving politics / films promoting political agenda / Pornography / Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles for non-English films, poor resolution) etc.

- Entry will be cancelled if the film has violated copyright issues. The film festival will not be responsible for any such films.

Jury will select the winners based on entry rules and their decision will be final and acceptable to all. The winners will receive the confirmation via email.

- The Bollywood International Film Festival is here by granted the rights to utilize an excerpt from any Project submitted for promotional purposes of the Film Festival. The individual or corporation submitting the project hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the project for possible screening (private and/or public), and understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulations.

- The festival reserves the right to refuse entries. The Jury can remove the project from the competition at any time without any explanation. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the BIFF, 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, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

- All submitter understand and accept that if their project is accepted for presentation and screening at the film festival, they grant full and unrestricted permission for BIFF to screen the film/video at times of the festival.

- Bollywood International Film Festival (BIFF) reserves the complete right to make changes in the program dates and times and to possibly not screen the video, despite its being selected for screening.

- The Director of the festival has the power to waive any of the mentioned rules.

- Participants are urged to make available requested press kit/publicity materials including:
Synopsis of the film (in English)
Biography and filmography of the director
Posters of the film (300 dpi)

- If you are sending films directly, please send the film's online screening link along with required material at No offline entry will be entertained to maintain safety measures.

- In case you are sending your film directly please choose the desired payment medium. You can directly pay via bank transfer in our account at:

ACCOUNT NUMBER- 3734002100029850
Branch Add.- S.V Road, Malad (West), Mumbai - 400064

UPI Add. - pratibha.suman1407@ybl


You can pay via PAYTM, PAYPAL, GOOGLE PAY at + 91 8655410689

For More Information, reach out to us at:
Mob. No - +91 99670-92236 | +91 86554-10689
Email -
Website -

- BIFF will not refund any fees if you fail to submit in the right category.

Overall Rating
  • Yogi Devgan

    What an incredible journey for the filmmakers! This film festival is impeccably organized with genuine honesty and passion.

    February 2024
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much ❤️❤️

  • Thanks for selecting "Enter the Room" as an award winner at your festival!

    January 2024
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much ❤️❤️

  • Mudasir Zafar Batt

    BIFF was professionally organized with some of the best films from all over the globe. Nicely coordinated and well informed in advance. It is surely going to grow big every year. Thank you for Considering our film The world has En dead. ( Mudasir Zafar Batt ) - Director.

    January 2024
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much ❤️❤️

  • The festival was great , but we were not informed about our status and winners or the date of event

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the reviews. We will take care of these updates

  • It was wonderful experience to meet all actors directors and film makers together at one platform … all films were astonishing… Morya, Pinjre ki Titliyan, Who am I , Beholden, Mere yaar ki shadi , Guthali Laddu and documentary on elephants by Aena were outstanding … And singers and dancers in award ceremony were fantastic … Uttam Singh ji Presence made the function memorable … thanks Pratibha n Biff team for such great event.

    December 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much.