About DFF

Directorate of Film Festivals was set up by the Government of India in 1973 to organize International and National Film Festivals within the country. DFF facilitates India’s participation in Festivals abroad, arranges programmes of foreign films in India and Indian films abroad and holds the National Film Awards function.

As a vehicle of Cultural Exchange, DFF promotes International friendship, provides access to new trends in world Cinema, generates healthy competition and, in the process, helps to improve the standards of Indian Films.

  • These objectives are served by organizing the following activities.;
  • The International Film Festival of India.
  • The National Film Awards and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
  • Cultural Exchange Programme and organizing screening of Indian films through the missions abroad.
  • Selection of Indian Panorama.
  • Participation in International Film Festivals abroad.
  • Special film expositions on behalf of the Govt. in India.
  • Print collection and documentation.

These activities provide a unique platform for an exchange of ideas, culture and experiences between India and other countries in the field of cinema. It also provides a powerful platform for Indian cinema and opens commercial opportunities for Indian films. Within the country, the latest trends in global cinema are made accessible to the general public, film industry and students.