CIFFI launched as World’s First 7-Day Film Festival by institutions of India, Australia and China

Film Festival of India

Noida: DME Media School raises curtain on Cineaste International Film Festival of India on December 12. Cineaste International Film Festival of India-CIFFI 2022 is world’s First 7-Day International Film Festival organised jointly by educational institutions of 3 countries. The festival is scheduled to take place on December 15- 21.

Titled Cinema for Togetherness with #Millennialmovies, CIFFI 2022 is 4th year of collaborative venture of DME Noida and Deakin University Melbourne. This year, Nottingham University China Campus has also joined hands in organising this festival. CIFFI 2022 received total 3365 films from 112 countries of the world.

Out of these films, a total of 365 films were shortlisted in six categories including fiction, animation, ad films, short films, documentaries and musicals. These 365 films will now be screened during the 7 days of the festival in three different venues of Delhi Metropolitan Education. The venue of the film screening includes Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Studio 62 and AV Lab. Moreover, the festival will also witness master classes, panel discussions, workshops, film making sessions and jury interaction.

Festival Director Dr Ambrish Saxena, Professor and Dean, DME Media School expressed his opinions on this cross-border celebration of cinema and added that, “It’s a matter of great pleasure for each one of us to be organising this collaborative venture that aims to make world a better place. Since 2019, we have been continuously raising the bar of film festivals on a global scale. With each passing year we have achieved new milestones. This time we are promoting the idea of peace, prosperity and zero discrimination.”

Highlighting on the powerful impact that films can make, Dr Saxena added, “A number of filmmakers have been successfully raising voice on various issues of society through necessary portrayal in their films. This joint effort of DME Noida and Deakin University brings together students, scholars, faculty, film enthusiasts and experts from around the world to prove how a real difference can made with collaboration.”

Festival Director Dr Vikrant Kishore, Associate Professor, University of Nottingham, China explained how CIFFI is bringing people together through films. He explained, “Our theme is cinema for togetherness and the active participation of filmmakers from across the globe proves the influential impact of this festival. This collaboration is crucial and we aim toward nurturing resilience and building skills.”

Festival Chief Associate Director Dr Susmita Bala, Professor and Head, DME Media School  welcomed the students, guests and filmmakers and added, “Our students are truly excited for CIFFI 2022. The festival is here to showcase cultural diversity of the world through the medium of cinema. Let’s together enjoy this festival to the fullest.”

The student coordination team of CIFFI 2022 that worked day and night for more than six months was also present on the occasion to share experiences in organising CIFFI 2022. M S Divyasri, student of Semester V, reported live on the occasion and took the audience straight to the core work area of team CIFFI. This interaction added zeal to the event and provided insights from documentation team, preview team, designing team, social media team and cultural team.

More on 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.

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 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.

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