Kashmir International Film Festival

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  • Special Screening-Award
    Special Screening-Award
  • Best Health Documentary
    Best Health Documentary
  • Best Science Documentary
    Best Science Documentary
  • BEST SOUND & EDITING award
    BEST SOUND & EDITING award
  • Best Documentary Feature
    Best Documentary Feature
  • Best Sports Documentary
    Best Sports Documentary
  • Best War and Peace Documentary
    Best War and Peace Documentary
Special Screening-Award
Special Screening-Award


Kashmir International Film Festival 

The Kashmir International Film Festival is a not-to-profit, non-commercial & Kashmir’s only independent film festival, established in the year 2016 in Bandipora Kashmir with a mission to celebrate the cinema & work of aspiring, young, independent & professional filmmakers. Its aim is to recognize the enlightening, entertaining & progressive new age cinema of youth & experienced filmmakers.


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

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 Health Documentary 
Death and Life 
There is no discrimination in the world of organ transplants; equality triumphs, as all human beings share the desire to live. “Death and Life” is the true story of family man, Greg Sowards, who is diagnosed with liver cancer and told he will die if he does not get a liver transplant.
Best Documentary Feature  
Modern Heros. A Sports Rhapsody
Ten Stories. Ten games... A Spanish Sport’s Anthology, directed by a young filmmaker and sports fan.
BEST SOUND & EDITING Award
Operation Everest-Summiteers to saviours
50 years after the first Indian climbed Mount Everest, 30 soldiers of the Indian Army decide to climb the highest peak in the world. However, their plans go awry after a series of devastating Earthquakes hit Nepal on the 25th April, 2015. 22 climbers are trapped in the avalanche in the deadly Khumbu Glacier.
Special Screening Award 
Brina 
Young, innocent Lahula’s mother Mathru and elder sister Rajjo have multiple husbands at the same time. Illegal but socially accepted polyandry is practiced in their community for various socio-economic reasons. Multiple brothers share one woman as their wife and she is supposed to sexually oblige all of them in equal manner.

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.