CIFFI Screen 1

CIFFI Screen 2

Special Attractions

  • Cash Prizes up to INR 10000
  • Partnership with an Australian University
  • Screening of foreign and national films
  • Competitive and Non-Competitive Films
  • Prominent filmmakers as jury of the festival
  • Master classes by the very best professionals in Films
  • Film deliberation and discussion Sessions
  • Panel Discussions comprising of filmmakers, experts and critics
  • Curated Segments of feature films
  • Workshops on various aspects of filmmaking
  • Special sessions on Research in Cinema Studies


CIFFI 2022 - Dr Ambrish Saxena, Festival Director CIFFI

Glimpses from CIFFI 2019



Brochure CIFFI 2022

Jury Screening : CIFFI 2021

CIFFI 2022

CIFFI is the International Film Festival of India being organized 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 the DME campus while Deakin University authorities and Australian film makers joined both in online and offline mode. The second Edition of CIFFI was organized on the central theme Cinema’nCovid-19 Impact from December 15-21, 2020. The filmmakers, guests and experts have joined the Hybrid film festival and participated in various sessions and cinema discussions. The third edition of CIFFI was “Cinema Rejuvenation” which was an enthralling celebration of cinema which had guests and experts from all over the world.

CIFFI 2022 is coming up with new zeal and is being organized consecutively for the third time in Hybrid mode after harnessing the  benefits of Hybrid Mode. CIFFI2022 is the fourth edition of the international film festival of India. Around the world, cinema has faced a flipped shift but filmmakers and viewers are still finding a way to explore new dimensions in storytelling and cinema narration.

We are committed to discover the various aspects of film and co-existence of OTT and contemporary cinema. In the age of OTT platforms and omnipresence of digital media, film making has changed from idea to screen. So, in CIFFI 2022, we seek a change in the experience of watching films while expecting that the horizon of films will broaden and expand. In CIFFI 2021, we celebrated the cinematic rejuvenation while saying a good bye to COVID-19. In CIFFI 2022, we are striving to strengthen the spirit of togetherness. With all collaborations intact in the fourth edition of the film festival, we are looking forward to make it an enriching experience for all.

Competitive Films: 6 categories 

Short Film
[up to 5 minutes]
Ad Film
[up to 3 minutes]
Fiction Film
[5 to 20 minutes]
[up to 5 minutes]
[5 to 20 minutes]
Animation Film
[up to 10 minutes]

Schedule : 09 : 00 AM – 4 : 00 PM


Institutional Partners

Partners from Australia 

Media Partners

CIFFI 2022: Festival Directorate

Chief Patrons

Mr Vipin Sahni

Ms Kiran Sahni


Mr Aman Sahni

Chief Advisor

Justice Bhanwar Singh
(Former Judge, Allahabad High Court)
Director General, Delhi Metropolitan Education


Dr Ravikant Swami
Director, Delhi Metropolitan Education

Festival Director

Dr Ambrish Saxena
Professor and Dean, DME Media School
Delhi Metropolitan Education, India

Dr Vikrant Kishore
Associate Professor, School of International
Communications, University of Nottingham, China

Festival Chief Associate Director

Dr Susmita Bala
Professor and Head, DME Media School

Festival Associate Director

Dr Manmeet Kaur
Associate Professor & Academic Coordinator
DME Media School

Dr Manasvi Maheshwari
Associate Professor, DME Media School
Head, IQAC, Delhi Metropolitan Education

Festival Additional Director

Mr Vishal Sahai

Mr Madhav Sharma

Mr Yogesh Sharma

Festival Joint Director

Ms Saima Pervez

Mr Ashish Chatterjee

Mr Pramod Kumar Pandey

Festival Co-Director

Dr Sumedha Dhasmana

Ms Sukriti Arora

Ms Garima Jain

Festival Deputy Director

Dr Iram Rizvi

Ms Shefalli Chhiber

Dr Yamini Khullar

Ms Ritika Bora

Festival Assistant Director

Ms Deepa Zutshi

Ms Divya Rastogi

Mr Mayank Shukla

Ms Priya Yadav

Expert Advisory Board – CIFFI 2022

Prof. K G Suresh
Vice Chancellor, Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal
Ex-Jury Member, National Film Awards & Indian Panorama,
Ex-Member, FTII Governing Council & SRFTI Society, Kolkata

Prof. Ujjwal K Chowdhury
Advisor and Professor, Daffodil International University, Dhaka
Documentary Filmmaker with Awarded documentaries for WHO,
The Nippon Foundation

Dr Sean Redmond
School of Communications and Creative Arts
Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Festival Director, Melbourne Women’s Film Festival

Dr Victoria Duckett
School of Communications and Creative Arts
Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

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
Professor, Times School of Media, Bennett University, Greater Noida
Festival Director, 15th IAWRT – Asian Women’s Film Festival 2019
Panel Curator, CIFFI 2019, CIFFI 2020 and CIFFI 2021

Mr Kanwar Deepak Gulati
Expert Advisory Board, CIFFI 2021
Theatre and Film Practitioner based in New Delhi
Writer, Actor and Director with more than 200 films of various genres

Mr Aditya Seth
Award winning Filmmaker, Academic Consultant for University of South Wales, UK
President, Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA)
Founder and Course Director, Indian Academy of Shorts (IAS)

Mr Praveen Nagda
Festival Director, KidzCINEMA
Festival Director, CultureCinema

CIFFI Advisory Board 2022

Dr Filippo Gilardi
Associate Professor of Creative Industries and Transmedia
Head of School of International Communications
Director of Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies (IAPS)
University of Nottingham’s China campus

Dr Levi Dean
Teaching Fellow in Communications and Cultural Studies,
University of Nottingham Ningbo, China

Dr Zhaoyu Zhu
Teaching Fellow in Communication and Cultural Studies
University of Nottingham Ningbo, China

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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.

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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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