About

Tagore International Film Festival (TIFF) is a monthly live screening film, music, and screenwriting competition with a live Annual Screening & Award Show Event in one of India’s most important centre of Modern art, Shantiniketan, Bolpur. The monthly live screenings will take place at the end of each month at the below mentioned venue.

GITANJALI CULTURAL COMPLEX

PRABHAT SARANI,

BOLPUR, WEST BENGAL

PHONE: (+91)7044647394 (Mon-Sat, 11am-6:30pm IST)

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.

The sole purpose of TIFF is to celebrate the joy of artistic creation in a land of beauty and intellect. Shantiniketan stands testimony to Tagore’s belief that the close connection between man and nature should be the founding principle of knowledge. TIFF showcases an outstanding presentation of independent filmmaking, while also building a strong sense of community around the art of visual storytelling. TIFF honors films from around the world with a vast array of awards in different categories and genres. Our mission is to discover diverse new voices & to promote the artists’ work through numerous platforms.

In each edition, Filmmakers can submit their projects to have them judged by award winning industry professionals against a high standard of merit and compete with other filmmakers across the globe. Every submission can add numerous additional judging categories, but MUST submit to a MAIN CATEGORY to be considered for additional consideration. Please include the names being credited in your cover letter. The monthly live screenings take place at the end of each month at an auditorium of Bolpur.

There will be the announcement by end of 2020 for the prestigious SUN OF THE EAST AWARD (the best of the best) winners. 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. The list of these annual winners will be published on our Festival website.

AWARDS & PRIZES

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.

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.

Each year we select the Best of the Best (From the pool of all award winners from all Seasons) and the FINAL WINNERS receive the prestigious SUN OF THE EAST AWARDS and are screened at a theatre in Bolpur in front of a live audience.

2020 Winners will have a chance to meet with the audience and participate in the Q&A session after the screening.