About the RIFF
RIFF - Rajasthan International Film Festival stands being a new organization in the area of international cinema, which will make endeavors towards imparting a novel identity to the world cinema, through conducting film festivals in the city of Jaipur every year. RIFF will continue to work concerning technical and academic aspects of cinema. The organization will make attempts to connect the world cinema with the common public and making it a social concern, through conducting various seminars, debates and discussions.

Rajasthan International Film Festival ( RIFF ) , Jaipur is the biggest Academic and Glamour Film Festival in Rajasthan. This FIVE day extra vaganza showcases a diverse, language independent, selection of the best feature films, documentaries and short films from around the world, on themes of Hindi and English and other Rajasthani cultures and identities.

In addition, the festival also features concerts, gala events, film parties, seminars, workshops and networking opportunities with government representatives, business leaders, local organizations that support film development, film stars, producers, directors, members of the media and more.

RIFF Seasons :

1st - International Seminar - HINDI CINEMA : SAMAJ AUR SAROKAR (28-29 Oct. 2014) AND ZEE CINEMA RIFF 2015 - COMMON MAN IN CINEMA ( 18-20 Jan. 2015 )
2nd - Rajasthan International Film Festival 2016 – ZEE CINEMA RIFF 2016 - CINEMA : VILLAGE Vs GLOBAL VILLAGE ( 17-20 Jan. 2016 )
3rd - Rajasthan International Film Festival 2017 – RIFF 2017 - CINEMA : TRADITIONAL CINEMA Vs NEW TECHNIQUE IN CINEMA ( 14-18 Jan. 2017 )
4th - Rajasthan International Film Festival 2018 – RIFF 2018 - STREE: WOMENHOOD IN CINEMA ( 20-23 Jan. 2018 )
5th - Rajasthan International Film Festival 2019 – RIFF 2019 - THE MAHATMA ON CELLULOID ( 19-23 Jan. 2019 )
6th - Rajasthan International Film Festival 2019 – RIFF 2020 - COMING SOON ( 18-22 Jan. 2020 )

SPECIAL AWARDS : [7]
RIFF 2020 --- Life Time Achievement award in Hindi Cinema [1]
RIFF 2020--- Life Time Achievement award in International Cinema [1]
RIFF 2020 ---- Theme Award [1]
RIFF 2020 ---- Pride of Rajasthan [1]
RIFF 2020 ---- Honorary Award for Excellence [1]
RIFF 2020 ---- Hasrat Jaipuri Special Award- for Contribution in Bollywood [1]
RIFF 2020 ---- OM PURI Special Award- for Common Man in Cinema [1]
RIFF 2020 ---- Best Author of 2019 [1]

RIFF 2020 - Short Films ( INDIA ) [ Approx 20 ]
RIFF 2020 - Short Films ( INDIA ) Student Category [ Approx 4 ]
RIFF 2020 - Short Films ( INTERNATIONAL ) [ Approx 6 ]

RIFF 2020 - Documentary Films ( INDIA ) [ Approx 3 ]
RIFF 2020 - Documentary Films ( INTERNATIONAL ) [ Approx 5 ]

RIFF 2020 - Animation Films ( INDIA ) [ Approx 3 ]

RIFF 2020 - Rajasthani Films [ Approx 6 ]

RIFF 2020 - Feature Films ( INDIA ) [ Approx 25 ]
RIFF 2020 - Feature Films ( INTERNATIONAL ) [ Approx 3 ]

NON FEATURE FILMS :

Non Feature Films include Short/Doc/Animated Films ( ALL FORMATS, ALL GENRES ARE ACCEPTED FROM ALL CONTINENTS)
* Duration for competition category: ( 1 minute to 45 minutes Only for Documentary Film/s & Short Fiction Film/s and Animation Films)
* All films / documentaries shot on film or Video (Analog / Digital format) between 1st January 2017 to 31st December 2019 within a running duration.
* There shall be Three categories in the festival: short fiction film, documentary film, animation film :

[A] - To be eligible for short film category competition section, a film must be less than 45 minutes in duration.
[B] - Documentary competition section must not exceed duration of more than 45 minutes.
[C] - Animation competition section must not exceed duration of more than 45 minutes.
* PROOF OF STUDENT IS A MUST for 50% Discount ] ( Its include Screening of Films )
* Film Entry Submission Last Date: 31st December , 2019.
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FEATURE FILM :

* Feature Films ( ALL FORMATS, ALL GENRES ARE ACCEPTED FROM ALL CONTINENTS)
* The film should be a Feature Film and Duration for competition category more then 45 min. It should have been released or Production after 1st Jan. 2019.
* Film Entry Submission Last Date: 31st December , 2019.

Overall Rating
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  • Great Festival..
    Remarkable organization and outstanding shorts,Very important experience..Thank somuch for win the "Best Film" ... Thank you.

    February 2019
  • Kanakaraju B

    It's a great festival! Well organized; We get informed at each step; the screening of our works is amazing! Thanks for the team and the panel who considered me as the Best Director (Short Movie). I am so grateful for it, besides, it gives me an immense confidence.

    January 2019
  • Anoop Oommen

    Well organised and an excellent panel of Judges. Sensing the hart beat of real cinema.

    January 2018