Founded by the Wular Trust Bandipora, Kashmir International Film Festival-17 provides chance to filmmakers to showcase their creativity. While the festival is open to filmmakers of all age, we feel that just as it is imperative that we should support and encourage participation by filmmaking community members & professional, it is also important that we find and cultivate the future members of this creative industry.
The purpose of this film festival is to promote new movie makers, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas & culture between different nations in context of their social and cultural ethos. KIFF also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of films & documentaries.
"Our aim is to organize this Film Festival just to get Filmmakers from across the world to Kashmir and show them what Kashmiriyat really means"
Peerzada Yasir - Festival Chairman
Winners of Kashmir International Film Festival 2016
Best Sports Documentary
Between earth and sky, ocean and snow, old friends and new, between the day-to-day challenges and the once-in-a-lifetime thrills of travelling to some of the most exotic and challenging slopes in the world and then mastering them, not missing the moments between.
Best War and Peace Documentary
The Peace Agency
Lian Gogali and her 600 female students are a force to be reckoned with the conflict torn area of Poso, Indonesia. They are part of a powerful and successful movement for peace and justice in an area that has been racked by inter-religious violence for over a decade.
Best Science Documentary
Epigenetics. The memory of the world in our body
«Epigenetics» is an educational science documentary, especially addressed to young people. This is the first Italian documentary about a growing sector of the scientific research.