About Us

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.

Work allocation of the officer

In supersession of earlier Office Order No. 30/22/2012-FFD (Admn.) dated: 19.05.2014 and Office Order No. 30/22/2012-FFD (Admn.) dated: 01.07.2016, the following duties are allocated to the officers of DFF:-

Name of the Officer Area of work
Shri Rizwan Ahamd, Deputy Director Tel: 26499356

International Section of IFFI, Print Unit, Upgradation of Siri Fort, Technical Committee of IFFI, Signature Film of IFFI, Supervision of technical aspects of all festivals organized by OFF, work of CPIO

PFF and CEP: Europe, Russia and U.K.

To liasion Cannes International Film Festival,

Western India States of India (Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu and Goa).

Ms. Indrani Bose, Deputy Director Tel: 26499378

Indian section of IFFI other than Panorama/NE components, Grievances, work of Vigilance Officer, Siri Fort Bookings, Coffee shop, Grant-in-aid, Cinema in schools, Student Section of IFFI, Public Screenings/revenue generation in respect of Siri Fort.

PFF and CEP: Asian Countries.

To liasion Berlin International Film Festival.

Fragrances of North-East,

Complete North-East States of India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura)

Ms. Tanu Rai, Deputy Director Tel: 26499386

Work of Hindi Officer, Indian Panorama, Maintenance of website of DFF and IFFI along with Social Media, Twitter and Facebook, Documentation/Library, Data base of invitees, News letter of DFF

PFF and CEP: Australia and Africa.

To liaison Venice International Film Festival.

Complete Northern, Northwestern, Eastern India and Central India.

States of India (Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh).

Shri Prashant Kumar K, Deputy Director (Admin.) Tel: 26499352

General Administration (DFF & IFFI) viz. Leave, LTC, Supervision of Service Books, Various types of advances and withdrawals viz. GPF advance, GPF Withdrawal, Festival advance, reimbursement of children education allowance, conveyance allowance etc., Recruitment, Promotion, Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme, Annual Performance Appraisal Report, Medical reimbursement claim, reimbursement of tea/coffee etc, Maintenance of vehicles, Booking of hotels and arrangement of air tickets for officers and other invitees, SC/ST matters, Supervision of Aadhar Enabled Biomatrics System, Various types of report and returns, Court Cases, Parliament Question, Reply of RTI pertains to Administration Win, Correspondence with UPSC, SSC and Employment Exchange, Retirement benefits of officers and staff, Preparation of CGHS Card, Pensioner's Card and Identity Card, Store and Stationery and other administrative work.

Administrative matters of Siri Fort, Work pertains to Head of Office, Finalization of Event Management Agency for various Festivals, All works related to National Film Awards, Nodal Officer for Government of Goa and Entertainment Society of Goa in connection with IFFI, Steering Committee of IFFI, Nodal Officer for BRICS Film Festival.

PFF and CEP: America and Canada

To liasion Toronto International Film Festival.

All Southern States of India (Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Andman & Nicobar, Lakshdweep Tamilnadu, and Ladakh).

Shri Atul Kansra, Deputy Director (Accounts) Tel: 26499354

All matters pertaining to Accounts, Financial matter of Siri Fort, work of Drawing and Disbursing Officer, Scruitinization of bills submitted by CCW Electrical and Civil Wing, Monthly income and expenditure report of DFF and Siri Fort, Service Tax, Refund of Security deposits, Member of all tender committees.

DD (A/c.s) shall maintain the overall budget allocation of DFF for Plan and Non Plan and intimate to concerned officers about available funds in each scheme.

What's New
Short Course in Film Appreciation from 11th to 14th May 17 at Siri Fort Auditorium Complex, New Delhi.
Hiring of professional for 48th IFFI 2017 on contract basis.
Winners of 64th National Film Awards 2016.
Press Release Bhojpuri Film Festival.
Bhojpuri Film Festival.
Entries for 64th National Film Awards 2016 are now close.
Organisation of District Level Film Festival
IFFI 2016 Videos
Film Promotion Fund
Screening Schedule IFFI 2016.
TS Nagabharana's film 'Allama' nominated as the Indian Entry for ICFT UNESCO GANDHI MEDAL.
'Harikatha Prasanga' from India, joins the race with 6 others for the Centenary Award for Best Debut Feature of a Director at IFFI 2016.
Two Indian Films to Compete with 13 Foreign Films in the International Competition Section of IFFI 2016.
Indian Panorama 2016 Selections.
The closing ceremony of the 1st BRICS Film Festival will be open to all. Audiences are advised to be seated in Audi I by 5:30 PM
On the spot delegate registration for 1st BRICS Film Festival also available.
Screening Schedule for 1St BRICS Film Festival 2016
Delegate Registration for BRICS Film Festival
Media Accreditation Form for BRICS Film Festival
BRICS Film Festival Logo
63rd National Film Awards 2015 Ceremony
Indian Panorama 2014
Indian Panorama Regulations
Specifications For Sending Indian Panorama DCP's
Sirifort Auditorium Booking
  • Terms of Hiring
  • Details of Stagelight
  • Infrastructure Details
  • Graphical View of Booked Auditorium
  • Application Form
  • Sirifort Booking Inquiry
  • Sitting Plan for Audi-I at Sirfort Auditorium
  • Key Plan of Sirifort Auditorium
    'Duties of a Citizen' Contest
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