Being a cinema- fanatic is an art of its own. Whether it is a feature film or a documentary, if you thoroughly enjoy cinema and the art of it , we’re sure you must be an avid fan of film festivals. 

So here is a list of some upcoming film festivals that you should definitely check out. 

1. MAMI Mumbai Film Festival

Date: 17th – 24th October 2019 

If you’re someone who has a passion for everything Bollywood, then this festival is for you. From popular actors to renowned directors, everyone comes together to share their experiences and tips to be a part of this massive industry. 

You can check this festival page here.  

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2. Dharamshala International Film Festival 

Date: 7th – 10th November 2019 

If you want to enjoy quality cinema whilst drinking that hot cup of coffee on a hill station, then this is film festival is perfect. This festival not only is a treat for cinema lovers but has some noted filmmakers and actors talking about their art.

You can check the festival page here.  


3. Moving Waters Film Festival, Bengaluru

Date : 19th & 20th October 2019

This festival brings the latest ocean & river-related issues through the magic of cinema. This is the first exclusively ocean & river-themed film festival which brings forth various research, discoveries and information related to the said topic. It is held in Bengaluru.  

You can check this festival page here.  

Moving Waters

4. Kolkata International Film Festival 

Date: 8th – 15th November 2019 

This week-long festival showcases various Indian and International films for all the cinema lovers. It features a great selection of commercial, art-house and documentary films in diverse languages. This culturally rich festival is surely a treat.

You can check this festival page here

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5. 7th Woodpecker International Film Festival, New Delhi

Date: 29th November – 01st December 2019

This festival is held in Siri Fort, New Delhi. It showcases the work of filmmakers who’s’ work is based on issue-based cinema. This is one of the biggest film festivals which encourages such category and if you are interested in such work then you’ll get to see a lot of different and new stuff. 

You can check the festival page here

Woodpecker Film Festival

6. Delhi International Film Festival 

Date: 1st – 6th December 2019 

This festival showcases films from more than 50 countries and exhibits close to 100 artworks by well known artists. It is a celebration of Indian cinema, art and culture. If you aspire to be make films or just love watching unique films, then this festival is for you.

You can check the festival page here

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7. Jaipur International Film Festival 

Date : 17th – 21st January 2020 

This festival promotes new movie makers, exchange of knowledge, ideas, information & culture between India & other nations in the context of their social and cultural ethos. If you want to enjoy the rich culture of Rajasthan in addition to some exceptional cinema, this festival is perfect. 

You can check the festival page here.  

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8. International Film Festival of India, Goa

Date :  20th – 28th November 2019 

Held across the beaches of Goa, this prestigious film festival provides a common platform to the cinemas across the world. It is also the first International Film Festival held anywhere in Asia. 

You can check the festival page here.  

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9. Vindhya International Film Festival, Madhya Pradesh

Date : 21st & 22nd December 2019 

Held in Madhya Pradesh, this film festival meeting place for filmmakers and people who are interested in the world in its variety, different approaches to life, film as an art form, a medium and a tool of social expression. 

You can check the festival page here.  


10. LIFFT India Filmotsav, Mumbai

Date: 12th – 16th December 2019 

Literature, Illusion, Film, Frame, Television and Theatre India (LIFFT) promote films, television and new media content by independent, student and professional filmmakers. These people come together from all across the globe and bring their art to Lonavla, Mumbai. 

You can check the festival page here


11. Guwahati International Film Festival 

Date: 31st October – 6th November 2019 

This Guwahati-based film festival is all set to go ahead with its third edition this year. From regional to international filmmakers, tall of them participate in these festivals from different parts of the world. 

You can check the festival page here

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12. Smita Patil International Film Festival, Pune

Date: 14th – 15th December 2019

Various documentaries and short filmmakers participate in this festival and showcase their talent to the world. This festival is based out of Pune, Maharashtra. 

You can check the festival page here

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