“Been to many festivals- but the spirit behind the organisation of DIFF is absolutely unique. I have never been to a festival that runs its engine on the passion of everyone that comes in contact with it. Over 60 volunteers made a festival in Dharamshala possible- a town without a single cinema screen. They have already done three years- and they are good for the next thirty I believe. Bravo!”
Rajat Kapoor, Director Ankhon Dekhi

“A wonderful programme of films, an exceptionally dedicated festival team, and the heady mix of Indian, Tibetan and global culture in the small Himalayan town of Dharamshala made DIFF an unforgettable festival experience. All in all, one of the most enjoyable film festivals that I’ve had the good fortune of attending – and a great place to meet some of India’s most interesting filmmakers.”
Donagh Coleman, Director, A Gesar Bards Tale

“I had an amazing time at DIFF! The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed, and the hospitality wonderful. Everything was very well organized. I enjoyed watching the films and was impressed with the fantastic turn out for each and every screening! As a filmmaker I felt respected and valued. I guess it’s because the festival is organized by two practising filmmakers who are commited to cinema. I feel this is an effort that should be encouraged and supported by filmmakers, film lovers, local people, government and arts organizations.”
Anupama Srinivasan, Co-Director Nirnay

 

Daily-1-950x360Ankhon Dekhi, Folk Performances, Bonhomie: Glimpses of the DIFF 2014 Opening Night at TIPA; the screening of Rajat Kapoor’s Ankhon Dekhi followed by traditional dance and music. Read More

 

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Scorsese-Riffing, Displacement & Messages in Blood: Highlights from Day 2 of DIFF 2014, including a brief glimpse of the films A World Not Ours, Cambodian Son and Only Lovers Left Alive. Read More

 

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In an intervew with Tanaji Dasgupta, executive producer of Nabarun, DIFF learns about the struggles of independent filmmakers, the unique structure of his film, and the character of Nabarun. Read More

 

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A Conversation with Partho Sen-Gupta, director of Sunrise, in which he talks about setting out to make his film noir, his inspiration and what he learned from his Mumbai experience. Read More

 

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Controlled Remotely: An Interview with Byamba Sakhya. The filmmaker, who travelled to Dharamshala from Mongolia, talks about freedom, voyeurism and his influences in his beautiful film Remote Control. Read More

 

 

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