TIFF is a monthly live screening film festival with an annual live screening mega event in Bolpur.

The word Shantiniketan means “Abode of Peace”. It is built on the vision of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, who wanted to create a space where people can interchange their ideas about art, culture and life in general. Bolpur’s air still breathes his energy, his passion and his free thinking. People from all over the world come to Bolpur to participate in the Poush Mela and Vasant utsav. Another unique feature of Bolpur is its lush greenery and Kopai River along the Sonajhuri forest in Khoai. The landscape purifies one’s soul.

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Festival at a glance


The monthly live screenings takes place at the end of each month at an auditorium of Bolpur. The SUN OF THE EAST AWARDS gala will take place in December 2020 at the most prestigious auditorium of Bolpur. All the monthly winners from a year will be qualifying as nominees and contesting with each other in this process of selection to stand as the final Winner of the Winners.


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Each month, most representatives of monthly award winners are screened in Bolpur. 

Besides the best of the category awards, there are also OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS, CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS, AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS and HONOURABLE MENTION AWARDS, which are given, in all categories. 


What makes us different

Supporting Emerging Independent Filmmaker

We support and nurture emerging independent filmmakers and their stories from around the world. We build a trusted community of filmmakers interested in making a difference



Inspiring Excellence & Awarding Artists

We want to help indie filmmakers find success by celebrating their achievements with a plethora of different awards. We embrace innovation and diversity to inspire excellence.

Providing Platform to the Risk-taking Filmmakers

We introduce the work of risk-taking storytellers and filmmakers. We challenge ourselves to discover and develop independent artists and audiences. We are a platform for artists to present their works to the global audiences.



Excellent festival.Very good response from the team

Gopikrishnan R

I hope that everyone is aware of the Spirit of Tagore that informs the excellence of this film festival. Long may this film festival thrive and spread Tagore’s influence globally and in the future. Elizabeth (Martina) Bishop, Ph.D

Elizabeth Martina Bishop

Muchas gracias por su atenciones, es un festival excelente. Les agradezco haberme otorgado uno de los premios. Les recomiendo a todos los cineastas del mundo que participen, saludos desde México.

Christian Hernández Sánchez

The Tagore International Film Festival is world class! My entire team is forever grateful for having our project ‘Dying To Learn’ honored as best short script in their illustrious festival. I would recommend it for everyone with a vision to share.

Leroy J. Barrett III

AWARD WINNER As producer and musical composer of the film Piano Under the Stars and on behalf of the team, we take our film in orbit all over the planet and it is a great pleasure to be able to show another country in our orbit at this prestigious and outstanding festival and we are happy to to be there … thank you very much to all

Claudio Recabarren Madrid

Thank you very much to TIFF for the honour of being awarded Outstanding Achievement in Experimental Film. It is a blessing to be included & have “Action” shown to audiences in West Bengal.

April Dolkar


The officially selected project in each month receives TIFF laurel and certificate. All monthly Award Winners receive laurel and customized certificate and are rated on their respective IMDb pages (if applicable). Each month, most representatives of monthly award winners are screened in Bolpur.

Awarding the world its world


The Sun of the East Awards gala will take place in December 2020 at the most prestigious auditorium of Bolpur. All monthly winners of the period from May 2019 to October 2020 will be automatically nominated for the prestigious SUN OF THE EAST AWARDS (the best of the best) and they will be invited to attend our Annual Live Screening Gala in presence of juries, critics, film scholars and eminent movie personalities from across the globe. Films entered in multiple categories may win multiple awards!

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