Pune International Film Festival


Years running: 21 (since 2002)

Pune International Film Festival

International Film Festival.


Pune is among the fastest growing cosmopolitans in India today. Its all-round growth has made it an attractive global destination for many segments. Because of the highly reputed FTII (Film and Television Institute of India), Pune is also a hotbed of filmdom that has consistently created fresh talent for all genres of the film industry. The presence of the FTII also fits in well with Pune’s overall personality of being the “Oxford of the East”.


  • Government of Maharashtra “Prabhat” Best International Film in world cinema competition section. A cash prize of '10, 00,000/- (' Ten Lacs) to the Director or the Producer of the film;
  • Government of Maharashtra "Prabhat" Best International Film Director in world cinema competition section. A cash prize of '.5, 00,000/- ('.Five Lacs);
  • Special Jury Award [non cash]: The Jury will decide the categories in world Cinema. (Beneficiary should submit all the necessary documents for the cash Awards. All Transfer charges and other Taxes will be borne by beneficiary).


  • Film must be a feature film over 70 minutes in length.
  • Film must be produced between 1st January, 2021 and 15th November, 2021.
  • Film must have Censorship visa / certificate of the country where the film has been produced.
  • Film must not have been previously screened publicly in Pune or released ( DVD/Blu ray or television or internet broadcast).
  • Maximum of three entries would be allowed from an applicant.
  • All entries must be either in English or with English subtitles. 
  • Promotional, educational, Student and documentary films are not eligible for submission.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form,
  • Send DVD with submitted film by mail or or online secured link with password. 

Premiere Requirements

Regional premiere required.

Jury and Organizers


Dr Jabbar Patel - Chairman & Director





Official Website




Dr. Jabbar Patel, 
Chairman/ Director
Pune International Film Festival.
Flat No 1, Sarjai Building,
Near Sai Baba mandir,
Mukund Nagar,Pune -Satara road, 
Pune - 411037, India

Tel : +91 20 24264747

Email: piff@piffindia.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    August 23, 2021
  • Deadline
    October 31, 2021
  • Regular Deadline
    November 20, 2021
  • Notifications
    December 30, 2021
  • Event Dates
    13 — 20 January 2022
Categories & Fees

Film must be a feature film over 70 minutes in length.

  • Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — free
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