Kalakari is an exclusive event of INDIA for upcoming artist and thinkers,
An award function, exhibition & artwork kalakari of NGO HELPING HANDS.
On every film entry we give 5 food package to needy peoples 80% Fees goes in charity.
kalakari is the most prestigious Awards for the animation, visual effects, photography segment across the Indian sub-continent and beyond. kalakari by Rishi Nikam event has grown from strength to strength and has become a springboard to showcase talent.

The Awards are open to students, professionals and studios from across the world.
All films will be introduced by a Festival Director.
Dedicated Q&A time for visiting filmmakers at their screening.
shree gajanan

-Gift hamper
-Certificate to all GROUP member
-Showcase on website
-News coverage
-Artwork in our exhibition
-Free kalakari festival visit

80% Fees goes in charity.
Anybody can submit one or MORE THAN ONE ENTRY. There is no limit for submission.

Films once selected and submitted for the final screening will not be allowed to be withdrawn under any circumstances, until the Festival is over

participate must have all right of audio and video used in your film.
1. All films that are not from india or English country must have English language subtitles.
2. No fee waiver. All entry fees are non-refundable.
3. Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted. A separate submission and a separate entry fee must accompany each entry.
4. The decision of the festival selection committee will be final.
5. The festival authorities will have the right to retain copies of each film and the material send as part of our festival library & can be screened in for Education, promotion, awareness & commercial purposes.
7. Films that are submitted must be the entrant’s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third Parties. Contestants agree that they have obtained all required copyright permissions regarding music, sound & images. Etc presented in their film.
8. Kalakari International Film Festival organizers reserve rights change, cancel or re-schedule the dates, venue, awards & categories without consent or information to contestants.
9. The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.
10. film Submitter is paying fees by his own and accepts that kalakari is not forcing him to pay.
11. film Submitter accepts thats he/she will not take any legal action on kalakari film festival.


Overall Rating
  • I am very honoured that my short film Once Upon a Time was the Covid, was selected in this edition of the festival.
    Thanks to the jury, this festival is very professional and has a very good organisation.

    October 2021
  • Maureen Gichana

    The team i interacted with was very hospitable and communicated efficiently.

    September 2021
  • The Very Best Ever! , It was an amazing time

    September 2021
  • Luciana Lambert

    I appreciate Kalakari Film Fest for their hard work through the pandemic. The communication was excellent. I am humbled and honored by the social work they do attaching filmmakers names to it. When you get to do what you love and a festival gives back to their communities in connection with your film, it makes everything more special.

    September 2021
  • Dave Heron

    Thank you so much for selecting my short film Humans of the Future for the Kalakari Film Festival this year. I'm truly honoured and humbled. Stay safe and well and hope to see you next year.

    September 2021