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About us

The Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) was set up under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in 1973 with the objective of promotion of India films and cultural exchange.  DFF organizes and implements the following events and programmes to promote Indian cinema :

     i.     The National Film Awards and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

    ii.    Organizing the annual International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

   iii.    Participation in Cultural Exchange Programmes and organizing screening of Indian films through our Missions abroad.

   iv.    Selection of films for Indian Panorama.

    v.    Participation in International Film Festivals abroad.

   vi.    Organizing special film expositions such as retrospectives, Indian Panorama films screenings and National Awards winning films screening and theme based film festivals in different parts of the country.

   vii.    Collection, preservation and documentation of prints of Indian Panorama films for non-commercial screenings.