India International Film Festival is being organised by group of active filmmakers from Bollywood through a charitable non profit organisation, Vikas India Trust, whose mission is to cultivate and promote the art and science of film through education, audience participation and cross cultural cinema experience. Our principal objective is to enrich, to educate, to entertain, to initiate cultural dialogue and celebrate cinematic experience.
Pune being very close to the film capital of India, Bollywood, Mumbai and a vibrant , buzzing with youth, a cultural, educational, technological centre of India where there is a culmination of producers, Investors, distributers and renowned film personalities. Which will present the submitters with future opportunities to advance their films and further careers.

IIFF has constituted a highly experienced jury to select the best high quality films for International Competition, Indian Competition and Marathi Competition for various awards. This awards section tries to give due credits to different contribution made in the film making.
A) International Competition :
1. International Gold Award for Best Film.
2. International Silver Award for 2nd Best Film.
3. International Gold Award for Best Director.
4. International Silver Award for 2nd Best Director.
5. International Gold Award for Best Screenplay.
6. International Gold Award for Best Editing.
7. International Gold Award for Best Cinematographer.

B. Indian Competition:
1. Indian Gold Award for Best Film.
2. Indian Silver Award for 2nd Best Film.
3. Indian Gold Award for Best Director.
4. Indian Silver Award for 2nd Best Director.
5. Indian Gold Award for Best Screenplay.
6. Indian Gold Award for Best Editing.
7. Indian Gold Award for Best Cinematographer.

C. Marathi Competition:
1. Pune Gold Award for Best Film.
2. Pune Silver Award for 2nd Best Film.
3. Pune Gold Award for Best Director.
4. Pune Silver Award for 2nd Best Director.
5. Pune Gold Award for Best Male Actor.
6. Pune Gold Award for Best Female Actor.
7. Pune Gold Award for Best Screenplay.
8. Pune Gold Award for Best Editing.
9. Pune Gold Award for Best Cinematographer.

Only feature films are accepted made in any language, of any genre, from any country without any prejudice. The films made in other than English language shall be presented with English subtitles. The films shall be submitted preferably in recent acceptable format. The most preferred format shall be DCP. The duration of the films shall be between 60 - 180 minutes. Other details are given on website.
This being a competition festival, three sections i.e. International Competition, Indian Competition and Marathi Competition.
All films submitted shall be eligible for International Competition. All Indian language films originating from any country shall be eligible for Indian Competition. All Marathi language films submitted, originating from any country shall be eligible for Marathi Competition.

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  • 10 members of 'Ek Aasha' film team attended the screening and award ceremony in 2019 and ALL of them said that the festival was well run, venue was awesome and above all they got to interact with progressive, art lovers and film industry veterans. We loved how our child artist was received by the organisers and the whole team. Hats off to the organisers and best wishes for their future festivals. Wish we had more of such festivals in India.

    June 2019