Kolkata International Film Festival

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Kolkata International Film Festival
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Location Kolkata, India
Founded 1995
Awards Golden/Silver Bear
No. of films 8 days . 63 countries . 152 directors . 189 films as per the KIFF 2013
Website kff.in

The Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) (Bengali: কলকাতা আন্তর্জাতিক চলচিত্র উত্সব ) is an annual film festival held in Kolkata, India. Founded in 1995, it is the second oldest international film festival in India.[citation needed] The 19th Kolkata International Film Festival will be held 10 to 17 November 2013. The festival is organized by the West Bengal Film Centre under the West Bengal Government.

The Government of West Bengal created Nandan the West Bengal Film Centre in 1985. The centre was inaugurated by Satyajit Ray. From the moment of its foundation the Kolkatan film buffs demanded their own film festival.

In 1995, Nandan organized its first ever independent film festival. Within a couple of years it was recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers' Associations – Paris), the international authority of film festivals.


Held from 10 to 17 November every year.


  • Nandan I (Press, Delegates & Guests)
  • Nandan II (Press, Delegates & Guests)
  • Nandan III (Press, Delegates & Guests)
  • Nazrul Tirtha (2014 Closing Ceremony)
  • Sisir Mancha (Press, Delegates & Guests)
  • Rabindra Sadan
  • New Empire [Not hosting in 2012]
  • Girish Mancha [Not hosting in 2012]
  • Madhusudan Mancha - for FFSI Members [Not hosting in 2012]
  • Purbashree Auditorium (EZCC, Salt Lake City)
  • Okakura — Rabindra Bhavan (Salt Lake) [Not hosting in 2012]
  • SRFTI (Main Auditorium)
  • Paradise
  • Star Theatre
  • Navina Cinema
  • Mitra Cinema
  • Hiralal Sen Mancha [Introduced 2012][1]


  • Cinema International
  • All Time Greats
  • Retrospective
  • Focus (Region/Country)
  • Tributes
  • Documentary
  • Indian Select
  • Asian Select [2]
  • Children's Screen
  • Special Screening
  • Short (fiction, non-fiction)
  • Homage
  • Discovery


  • Children and Youth
  • Feature Films Cinema
  • Short Films
  • Documentaries
  • Telefilms (occasionally)

Terms of Entry[edit]

No restriction regarding length; productions may not be older than two years


English subtitles necessary


35mm, 70mm, DVD, HD, Blu-ray, Digibite, DCP [3]

Registration Deadline[edit]

Usually 31 August of every year


₹. 500.00 rupees for delegate card

Participants of the Film Industry[edit]

More than 100 producers and festival representatives.

Other Associate Events and their location[edit]

  • Film Market - Festival Campus
  • Academic Sessions - Bangla Academy
  • Face to Face - Film Market Campus
  • Interactive Sessions - Jibanananda Sabhaghar (Bangla Academy Premises)
  • Press conference - Media Centre (Nandan IV)
  • Exhibition - Nandan II Foyer
  • Film Book Bazar - Bangla Academy Campus

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°34′11″N 88°22′11″E / 22.56972°N 88.36972°E / 22.56972; 88.36972