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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 every year 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,  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.



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

I’m truly honored to have my documentary film about a very special woman, “First Time in Buenos Aires for Jette Bergholdt to dance the Tango” receive an award in 2021! Thank you so much 🙂

Joergen Erik Assentoft

Es un gran honor haber sido seleccionados

javier campo

Excelente, muy buen festival, realmente disfrutamos mucho siendo parte!

Sebastian Arguello

Glad to be part of T!FF.. thank you guys

PravasiExpress None

I want to thank Tagore International Film Festival for picking my short silent comedy as best of the month! Wish I could attend the festival! Thank you again for this tremendous opportunity to showcase my film!

John Fericano

Very cool festival , a must to summit your films 👏

Alexander Hugo

Thank you very much for your posthum honoring of the true protagonists of this real story! We are happy to discover that you in your huge metropole in India and we in our rural area in Germany have a deep humanistic interest in common! With best regards from our hearts Sonja and Friedhelm

Sonja Toepfer

Very Genuine and Honest festival and punctual about communication.

Artem Studio

Magniphique Festival…
Je suis ravi d’avoir d’envoyé mon film Dilim Kimliğimdir
(My language is my identity) …
a ce festival.

Süleyman Özdemir

The Tagore International Film festival is a fantastic festival. Their kind co-operation and assistance throughout the submission process was excellent. They definitely have the best interests of film makers at heart. We were truly honoured for receiving three awards for our film ‘ Can You Hear Me’. Thank you so much for making our experience one to treasure. We look forward to submitting our next project very soon

Harj Johal

Thank you for making me a Winner. Great Experience!

Manthan Mese

A nice surprise to find a festival that takes care and listen to unknow filmmakers from half a world away.
Very nice way to present the shorts, and wonderful communications with the filmmakers, my highest recommendations .

Juan Namnun

Great festival!!! Thanks a lot for the awards 😀 Highly recommended!!!

Davide Melini

A great honor to be part of the festival with my TUTOPIQUE Series! Big thanks to organizers and jury for the award! Congrats to all the other participants!

Maurice Huvelin

Contentísimos, damos las gracias a este festival por valorar lo que tanto cuesta a veces de ver en los festivales, y es que sin un buen sonido y un buen montaje que realiza el ingeniero de sonido, gracias al sonido también que se utiliza en rodaje, es la suma del 50 por cierto para que ese cortometraje se vea también profesional. Muchísimas gracias por este premio. Saludos desde España

Yolanda Belvis

Thank you Tagore International Film Festival for choosing to include “For Love of the Land” into your festival. Great Festival! “For Love of the Land” was an award winner. it’s a real honor for me, and my crew. My gratitude to the Jury and I would recommend Tagore International Film Festival to all filmmakers.

Cynthia Matty-Huber

It was such an honor for “Bad Love Strikes” Screenplay to win the Outstanding Achievement Award for Feature Script! The Tagore Team were excellent with their communication and Networking! Highly recommend and thank you again!!

Kevin Schewe

Really a great festival! I am very honored that my short Red Box won at your wonderful festival. Congratulations to your organization and to the fantastic laurel.
Thanks and good job.

Stefania Soellner


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 every year at the most prestigious auditorium of Bolpur. All monthly winners 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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