CINÉVESTURE INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL

27 – 31 March, 2024

About CIFF

Cinévesture International Film Festival (CIFF), is a celebration of diverse filmmaking, featuring an array of content across genres, cultures, and perspectives.
It also seeks to provide a launchpad for upcoming talent.

Your film experience would include masterclasses, workshops, and an opportunity to work with the film industry as potential investors and collaborators with film professionals. The CIFF Market facilitates business through the creation of connections between investors, presentation of curated and other projects.

CIFF also offers ancillary events that are open to the public, including a film exhibition, production design installations, karaoke evenings, and late evening open air screenings.

Film Catalogue

A user-friendly reference guide designed to enhance your screening experience with detailed listings of films.

Film Schedule

This carefully crafted timetable offers you dates, times and venues for film screenings and all other events.

Student Delegate

INR 900

  • Access to all the festival & public events.
  • Valid student id for 2024 mandatory.

General Delegate

INR 1800

  • Access to all the festival & public events.

Market Delegate

INR 5500

  • Access to all the festival, and public events
  • Access to CIFF/market’s curated projects, video library and industry panels.
  • Free one-year subscription to cinevesture.com under any category.
  • Eligible to submit your film/ video in the CIFF Video Library.

*Opening & closing functions are by invitation only.

**Delegate fees inclusive of GST.

***Internet/Online transaction charges payable.

Programmed Sections

World Canvas

Dive into global storytelling! This section presents a tapestry of international films, celebrating diverse voices and offering unique perspectives. Explore a curated program showcasing the captivating richness of world cinema.

Brief Encounters

Witness the world’s top short narrative films converging to create a powerful anthology of diverse stories. Each film is a captivating snapshot, weaving universal themes into a tapestry of cinematic excellence.

India Unveiled

Witness the unfolding tapestry of compelling stories and diverse perspectives, as we showcase the latest and most captivating Indian feature-length films, a celebration of the country’s rich cinematic landscape.

Timeless Classics

A curated showcase that honours the rich tapestry of cinematic history, this section offers gems crafted by the great Masters of Cinema, as we celebrate their contributions and the legacy that they’ve woven into the fabric of film culture.

Why Chandigarh

The genesis of Chandigarh, a UNESCO World Heritage site, lies in design. A creation of the celebrated Le Corbusier, it would be an attractive destination for the global creative community.

The 1.6 million strong tricity area has a literacy rate of 85% and amongst the highest per capita incomes in India. Its diverse academic institutions house more than 50,000 grad and post-grad students from across India. Chandigarh’s infrastructure and accessibility lend themselves to the requirements of a film festival.

Our Purpose

CIFF intends to celebrate diverse filmmaking from across the world in order to foster creativity. It also seeks to enhance and gauge audience engagement through People’s Choice Awards for different segments of the festival – international films, Indian narratives, and short films, and films made by students.

People’s Choice Awards

The People’s Choice Award underscores our commitment to inclusivity and the diverse tastes within our audience.
By placing the spotlight on films that resonate with a broad spectrum of viewers, we aim to celebrate cinematic works that engage and connect with audiences on various levels.

Best International Film

Best Indian Film

Best Short Film

Best Student Film

Best Set Design Installation by Students of CCA

At the end of each screening, attendees would be requested to cast their votes using the voting options provided by the festival.

PUBLIC EVENTS

Karaoke

28-30 March 2024, 5 to 7:30 PM Underpass | Sector 17, Chandigarh

Music is the universal language of mankind. Join us on these evenings for a round of Karaoke sessions, and put out your talent to the public and to film professionals. Don’t miss this opportunity to shine and revel in the spirited fusion of cinema and melodies, and create lasting memories!

Exhibitions

Underpass | Sector 17, Chandigarh

As we celebrate their centenary years, journey beyond the screen into the mesmerising worlds of Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand through vibrant exhibitions that honour the artistry, craft, and charisma of two leading stalwarts of Hindi Cinema.

Installations

Underpass | Sector 17, Chandigarh

Production design is the art of creating a film’s aesthetic through its set, and production designers are the architects of a film’s setting. Step into the world of Design, the visual headquarters of every film, through installations created by students of Chandigarh College of Architecture.

Children’s Films

9:00 AM Cinepolis, Jagat Mall | Sector 17, Chandigarh

We present a curated section of films with delightful storytelling for young minds. Our 9 AM slots welcome kids under 12, accompanied by their parents, ensuring a shared and magical experience.

ADVISORY BOARD

Rana Daggubati

Rana Daggubati

Ajitpal Singh

Ajitpal Singh

Jerome Paillard

Jerome Paillard

Julian Friedmann

Julian Friedmann

Nicole Guillemet

Nicole Guillemet

Nuhash Humayun

Nuhash Humayun