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​​6th International Film Festival of Shimla- 2020
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Festival Date: TBA
Venue: Gaiety Theatre, The Mall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

With the successful completion of Five editions of International Film Festival of Shimla, We are happy & proud to announce 6th International Film Festival of Shimla "IFFS 2020" which will be held in the capital city of Himachal Pradesh in Historical GaietyTheatre, Shimla.  The Festival will include Film Screenings and Competitions for Short, Feature, Documentary, Animation, Music Videos, Master Classes and Workshops on Film Making.

The first ever International Film Festival of Shimla for Documentary, Short, Feature and Animation Films, Music Videos was held in the year Oct 2015. City of Shimla is the permanent venue of the festival. The festival is a unique venture in India and is being organised by the Himalayan Velocity in collaboration with Department of Language & Culture (LAC) & Department of Tourism & Civil Aviation, Government of Himachal Pradesh as part of its endeavour to catalyse a vibrant Documentary, Short Film, Feature Films, Animation Films & Music Videos movement. Increasing accessibility and affordability of media technology has led to a boom in the production and scope of films. The media is now used by image-makers from all walks of life to express, experiment, learn and as an effective tool to communicate and bring about social change. The mission of this film festival is to showcase the World’s Best Cinema and develop taste for Good Cinema among the youths and to provide platform for the Independent Filmmakers & to promote Indian Regional Cinema.

The Festival Programme will contain:

A. International, National & State Level Competition for Documentaries, Feature Films, Short Fiction, Animation Films & Music Videos produced or co-produced between 1st Jan 2017 and 30th June 2020 (both days inclusive). 
B. National and International Non-Competitive/focus section for Documentaries, Feature Films, Short Fiction, Animation & Music Videos.
There will also be specially curated session focusing on issues, themes, countries and the works of filmmakers. The program will also include Interaction/Workshop Session with experts from Film Institutes.


VENUE: Gaiety Theatre (Heritage Complex), The Mall, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Delegate Registration.

Shimla’s most awaited 6th edition of International Film Festival of Shimla (IFFS 2020) organised by the Himalayan Velocity in collaboration with Department of Language, Art & Culture (LAC)  & Department of Tourism & Civil Aviation, Government of Himachal Pradesh to kick start in last Week of September Month 2020. Showcasing the best films of International and Indian Cinema, the festival now opens Delegate Registration.

​Register immediately and be a part of the three days film extravaganza at Shimla with an impressive lineup of films along with – screenings, academic activities and networking.

Registration charges for delegates are as under:

Students – Rs. 200/-
All other delegates Rs. 500/-

Student Delegates must show their college ID card for verification at the time of collection of catalogue and delegate cards.

For Registration please e-mail: 

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