CIFFI2020 – TV1

CIFFI2020 – TV2

Special Attraction:

  • Cash Prizes up to INR 100000
  • Partnership with an Australian University
  • Screening of foreign and national films
  • Category of competitive films
  • Prominent filmmakers as jury of the festival
  • Master classes/Workshops by eminent resource persons
  • Films in non-competitive categories
  • Panel Discussions comprising filmmakers/experts/critics
  • Curated Segments of feature films
  • Workshops on various aspects of filmmaking


short films
music video
covid 19 lockdown diary


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The wait is finally over! CIFFI2020 is here! Join us for the curtain raiser of the World’s First 7- Day Hybrid International Film Festival by educational institutes, and get a peak into what’s coming up!

Date- Monday, December 14, 2020
Time- 2pm




Entry Snippets

Nawal the Jwel - Snippet of film to be screened in #CIFFI2019 #internationalfilmfestival #dme #noida 17th - 20th April#filmfestival #FilmMaking #filmfest #filmawards #filmmakers #studentfilmmaker #indifilmmakers #indefilm #indiefilmmaker #indiefilmmakers #noidagram #shortfilmfestival #filmfestival2019 #filmfestivalsubmission #filmfestivalsubmissions #filmfestivallife #moviemaker #moviemakers #movieproduction #independentfilmmaking #independentfilms #studentfilmmaking #studentfilmfestival #StudentFilmMakers #IndependentFilmMakers

Posted by CIFFI on Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Talkh - Snippets of film that would be screened in #CIFFI2019 #internationalfilmfestival #dme #noida

Posted by CIFFI on Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Yes!! it's #TigmanshuDhulia the chief guest of #CIFFI2019 . So make sure to catch up with him on 20th of April#milantalkies #internationalfilmfestival #filmawards #filmfestivallife

Posted by CIFFI on Friday, 12 April 2019

Fish and i screening at #CIFFI2019 #internationalfilmfestival #dme #noida 17th - 20th April#filmfestival #FilmMaking #filmfest #filmawards #filmmakers #studentfilmmaker #indifilmmakers #indefilm #indiefilmmaker #indiefilmmakers #noidagram #shortfilmfestival #filmfestival2019 #filmfestivalsubmission #filmfestivalsubmissions #filmfestivallife #moviemaker #moviemakers #movieproduction #independentfilmmaking #independentfilms #studentfilmmaking #studentfilmfestival #StudentFilmMakers #IndependentFilmMakers

Posted by CIFFI on Friday, 12 April 2019

Heavy Haulage Girls - screening at #CIFFI2019 #internationalfilmfestival #dme #noida 17th - 20th April#filmfestival #FilmMaking #filmfest #filmawards #filmmakers #studentfilmmaker #indifilmmakers #indefilm #indiefilmmaker #indiefilmmakers #noidagram #shortfilmfestival #filmfestival2019 #filmfestivalsubmission #filmfestivalsubmissions #filmfestivallife #moviemaker #moviemakers #movieproduction #independentfilmmaking #independentfilms #studentfilmmaking #studentfilmfestival #StudentFilmMakers #IndependentFilmMakers

Posted by CIFFI on Friday, 12 April 2019

CIFFI 2020

CIFFI is the International Film Festival of India being organised by Delhi Metropolitan Education – DME ( of India in association with Deakin University ( of Australia.

DME is a premier educational institute located in Noida in National Capital Region (NCR) of India and affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi.

Deakin University is one of the biggest public universities of Australia located in Melbourne.

The first addition of CIFFI was held on April 17-20, 2019 in DME campus while Deakin University authorities and Australian filmmakers joined both in online and offline mode.

This year CIFFI is being organised on the central theme Cinema ‘n Covid-19 Impact revolving around a paradigm shift in cinema in view of the spread of the coronavirus since March 2020. Amid COVID-19, cinema viewers have apparently shifted from traditional motion picture to OTT and online streaming platforms for cinema and entertainment. CIFFI will explore and deliberate on these changes through various screening sessions, workshops and masterclasses by eminent experts.

CIFFI is open to college students and independent filmmakers from across the globe

Competitive Films: 7 categories 

Short Films
[up to 5 minutes]
[5 to 20 minutes]
Fiction Films
[5 to 20 minutes]
Animation Films
[up to 10 minutes]
Ad Films
[up to 3 minutes]
[up to 5 minutes]
Covid-19 Lockdown Diaries
[up to 10 minutes]


Dr. Vikrant Kishore, Course Director – Film, Television & Animation and Senior Lecturer in Screen and Design at the Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University. An alumnus of prestigious institutes like RMIT University—Melbourne, AJK Mass Communication Research Centre—Jamia MilliaIslamia and St. Stephens College—Delhi University, India, Dr. Vikrant Kishore is an Academician, Filmmaker, Journalist, and a Photographer. He has been associated as a Lecturer, Filmmaker, Photographer, News Correspondent and Media Consultant with various institutes and organizations like Channel 7, Deakin University-Australia, December Films, ABC Channel (Australia), Channel 31, Delhi University, ZEE TV, ZEE NEWS, BRAMWEL-DRACHE, Delhi Press, Heuschen&Schrouff (Netherlands) and Imaginations Ink (USA). Dr. Kishore is a member of international professional and cultural bodies like Indian Council for Cultural Relation (ICCR, India), International Dance Council (CID-UNESCO), Consultancy Development Centre (CDC-INDIA), and ANCT-France. Dr. Kishore has more than 25 documentaries, and corporate films to his credit, and his area of expertise are Bollywood Films, the folk and tribal culture of Eastern India, as well as the issues of caste politics in India. His documentaries on ‘Chhau Dance’ have been screened in various international film festivals.

Mr Simon Wilmot, Associate Head of School (International and Partnerships), School of Communication and Creative Arts, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University, Melbourne. Simon teaches film production and is the Course Co-ordinator of the Masters of Digital Film. He also runs international study experiences for film students such as study tours to India and the USA and opportunities for students to make films in international contexts. He is currently interested in making films about processes of memory and imagination in the construction of identity and a sense of belonging. From 2003 to 2005 he produced, filmed and edited a documentary feature, ‘Kotla Walks, performing locality.’ The film engages with metropolitan meanings in India through wandering the streets, footpaths, courtyards, bedrooms and sitting rooms of the urban village of KotlaMubarakpur. Simon teaches film production and is the Course Co-ordinator of the Masters of Digital Film. He also runs international study experiences for film students such as study tours to India and the USA and opportunities for students to make films in international contexts.

Prof. Ujjwal K Chowdhury, Pro Vice Chancellor of Adamas University, Kolkata. As a happy resident of Greenwood Sonata, he loves to travel and meet people who sadly have taken a beating in these pandemic times. His hobbies are reading, writing, ideating and public speaking. He writes in several newspapers and portals and appears in TV and webinar debates and discussions. Currently he is the Pro Vice Chancellor of Adamas University in Kolkata. Earlier he has worked as the media Dean of Symbiosis and Amity universities, Pearl Academy and Whistling Woods institutes. Prof. Chowdhury is involved in making documentaries on socially relevant issues. He has made awarded documentaries for WHO and The Nippon Foundation.

Dr Gauri D. Chakravorty Joint Acting Head, Amity School of Communication, Amity University, Noida, An alumnus of FTII. She graduated from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune and has been a part of the Audio-Video Industry since 1995. With the distinction of being awarded ‘Dada Saheb Phalke’ Memorial Student Award along with a scholarship at FTII, she has worked with prestigious institutions like BBC WST & DD Metro. She was the Associate Producer for the award winning film ‘Sheep Thief’ (1997). At present, Gauri heads the Amity School of Communication in Noida. She has been a media educator for the last 13 years and her research interests are Feminist film theory, spectatorship studies and female auteurs. Trained in ‘Kathak – Indian Classical Dance’ by world renowned maestro, Guru Jitendra Maharaj, Gauri founded the social movement Vansh Vyom which relooks at traditional arts from the point of view of matriarchal inheritance. In 2018, she was awarded Womennovator 100 Women Faces. She has been the Festival Director of the 15th edition of the IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival 2019.

Mr Kanwar Deepak Gulati, a renowned theatre and film practitioner is one of the pioneers of the Street Theatre Movement in India. A member of the Film Writers Association, Mr. Gulati is a writer, actor and director of many fictional and non-fictional short films, serials and Ad films.  He has produced more than 200 documentaries, Ad films, corporate films and training films and around 6,000 radio programs in different languages. During COVID-19 lockdown, Mr Gulati wrote and directed 8 short films which are available on YouTube.

Kajal Suri, acclaimed actor, theatre artist and broadcaster. She is a recipient of Best Actress award 7 times from the Government of Jammu And Kashmir. She is a recipient of Sur Aradhana Award for her contribution in the field of art and culture. She is also a recipient of Akashwani Annual Award for her production. She has received 10th National Women Excellence Award in 2017. She has participated in many theatre festivals as director and actress across the country. She has produced, written, directed and acted in 400+ TV Serials, TV Plays, tele-films and documentaries for Doordarshan.




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Registration fees for submission of films
  • Registration [Regular Submission]: October 31, 2021 – INR 500/- OR 7 US dollars
  • Registration [Late Submission]: November  31, 2021  – INR 500/- OR 7 US dollars
Mode of Payment

For online transfer through NEFT/RTGS/PayPal/Paytm:

Delhi Metropolitan Education
Bank: HDFC Bank Ltd.
Branch: Sector 18, Noida
Account Number: 50100187447560
IFSC Code: HDFC0001592

For Demand Draft:

Delhi Metropolitan Education, Payable at Noida

Directorate of Festival

Chief Patron
Mr Vipin Sahni
Chairman, DME
Ms Kiran Sahni
Chairperson, DME
Mr Aman Sahni
Vice Chairman, DME
Institutional Advisory Board – CIFFI
Hon’ble Justice Bhanwar Singh
(Former Judge, Allahabad High Court)
Delhi Metropolitan Education, Noida, Delhi NCR, India
Dr Simon Wilmot
Associate Head of School- Partnership & International
School of Communication and Creative Arts
Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Dr Ravikant Swami
Delhi Metropolitan Education
Noida, Delhi NCR, India
Dr Sian Mitchell
School of Communication and
Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Festival Director, Melbourne Women’s Film Festival
Festival Director
Prof. (Dr) Ambrish Saxena
Professor and Dean, DME Media School
Director, DME Studios and Production
Delhi Metropolitan Education, Noida New Delhi NCR, India
Dr Vikrant Kishore
Course Director – Film, Television & Animation
School of Communication and Creative Arts
Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Festival Associate Director
Prof. (Dr) Susmita Bala
Professor and Head, DME Media School
Delhi Metropolitan Education
Festival Joint Director
Ms Manmeet Kaur
Assistant Professor, DME Media School
Mr Ritwik Ghosh
Assistant Professor, DME Media School
Festival Co-Director
Mr Sumantra Sarathi Das
Assistant Professor, DME Media School
Ms Yashasvika Yadav
Assistant Professor, DME Media School
Festival Assistant Director
Mr Mohd Kamil
Assistant Professor, DME Media School
Ms Deepika Dhawan
Assistant Professor, DME Media School
Festival Deputy Director
Mr Sachin Nair
Assistant Professor, DME Media School
Ms Kritika Sati
Assistant Professor, DME Media School
Festival Directorate Members
Ms Krishna Pandey
Mr Mohit Kishore Vatsa
Ms Sukriti Arora
Mr Pramod Kumar Pandey
Ms Sanchita Chakraborty
Ms Tinam Borah
Expert Advisory Board – CIFFI
Prof. K G Suresh
Vice Chancellor, Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal
Former DG, Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi
Ex-Jury Member, National Film Awards & Indian Panorama &
Ex-Member, FTII Governing Council & SRFTI Society, Kolkata
Prof. Ujjwal Chowdhury
Pro Vice Chancellor
Dean, School of Media, Communication & Fashion
Adamas University, Kolkata
Documentary Filmmaker with Awarded documentaries for WHO and
The Nippon Foundation
Mr Anupam Sharma
Filmmaker based out of Fox Studios, Sydney
Leads Award Winning Production and Consultancy Firm TEMPLE
300+ projects across multiple genres for global audience
Dr Sanjay Ranade
Head of Research Centre, Department of Communication and Journalism
University of Mumbai
An eminent scholar in Film Studies
Dr Gauri D Chakraborty
Joint Acting Head, Amity School of Communication, Amity University, Noida
Practicing Filmmaker, Artist and Curator
Festival Director, 15th IAWRT – Asian Women’s Film Festival 2019
Mr Kanwar Deepak Gulati
Theatre and Film Practitioner, Writer, Actor and Director, New Delhi
200+ documentaries, Ad Films, Corporate Films and Serials
Ms Kajal Suri
Acclaimed Actor, Theatre Artist and Broadcaster, New Delhi
Produced 400+ TV Serials, TV Plays, Tele-films and Documentaries for Doordarshan

About Us

Delhi Metropolitan Education

Delhi Metropolitan Education is an ‘A’ grade premier educational institute affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi and approved by Bar Council of India. The institute offers state of the art physical and academic infrastructure to provide a dynamic and clinical grounding for success. The Institute offers BBA, BALLB & BBALLB (with BCI approval) and BA (JMC) programmes.

The institute is located in Sector-62, NOIDA, adjacent to NH-24 at 5-7 min driving distance from Delhi border and in proximity of NOIDA, NOIDA Extension, Vaishali, Indirapuram, Mayur Vihar, Laxmi Nagar, Kaushambi, Crossing Republic, Ghaziabad etc. The state of the art campus has a regal British styled building with many modern facilities including the impressive Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Rabindranath Tagore Library, exquisite audio and video studios, a moot court, a legal aid centre, computer labs, conference rooms, cafeteria etc.

It is promoted by the founders of Mayoor School, Noida (in collaboration with GC MAYO College, Ajmer) and Delhi Public World School, Noida Extension. Delhi Technical Campus is the technical education arm of the institute, running AICTE and COA approved technical education programs viz., B.Tech., B. Arch. and MBA.

Deakin University

Deakin University is a public university in Victoria, Australia. Established in 1974 with the passage of the Deakin University Act 1974, the university was named after the second Prime Minister of Australia, Alfred Deakin. Its main campuses are in Melbourne’s Burwood suburb, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront and Warrnambool, as well as the online Cloud Campus. Deakin also has learning centres in Dandenong, Craigieburn and Werribee, all in the state of Victoria. Deakin is one of Australia’s fastest growing research universities. Around 89% of Deakin’s research is rated at or above world class. Its combined research funding increased from A$4.5 million in 1997 to A$47.2 million in 2015. The University has four research institutes. Along with them, there are 13 strategic research courses. They are ranked 5 stars for world-class facilities, research and teaching, as well as employability, innovation and inclusiveness.

The University collaborates with other education providers, industry, governments, communities and professional associations across Australia and internationally. Through its key divisional areas, the Global Engagement portfolio supports and promotes Deakin to local and international future students, partners, communities and visitors.

Deakin fosters an environment in which teaching and research excellence is recognised and celebrated. We regularly do well in the Australian Awards for University Teaching, and our researchers are recognised nationally and internationally for their innovative work.

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