The DIFF 2014 programme includes films with a strong focus on the Middle East, Tibet and China. Other films range from subjects as diverse as refugees, illegal immigrants and…vampires! We also have a strong contingent of first feature films, both from the Indian indie scene and from abroad. Special sidebars include a selection of Indian short films curated by Umesh Kulkarni, a package of international animation films curated by India’s leading animation filmmaker, Gitanjali Rao, and a tribute to the late German filmmaker, Harun Farocki. A more mixed bag of films would be hard to imagine and promises to be both thought-provoking and entertaining.

DIFF 2014 promises to deliver yet another unusual and memorable cinematic experience. From the flanks of the magnificent Dhauladhar mountain range, far from the noise and chaos of urban India, we look forward to welcoming you to DIFF 2014.











DIFF 2014 Highlights

LighthouseMiddle East Selection
DIFF 2014 selected films are organically resolving themselves into specific directions and concerns, such as the three films that look at situations in the Middle East. Read More


The Best of DIFF: Nationwide Free Screenings
Free screenings of the Best of DIFF at Kunzum Café in Delhi, the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), Pune, and with Indie Earth, in Chennai. Read More



Rowing Downstream
Festival directors Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam talk about the journey and the challenges of putting together a film festival in Dharamshala. Read More



In Conversation with Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni
“I feel the short film form gives a filmmaker immense possibilities to explore the medium of cinema. The pressure to be successful is absent.” Read More



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