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In India, cine lovers have their fair share of film festivals taking place round the year. Celebrating its fifth edition this year is the Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF). Over the last five years DIFF has been bringing the world to Dharamshala. This year the festival will be held between 3rd and 6th November. Long time Dharamshala residents and filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam started this festival.


The festival will take place at Tibetan Children’s Village in Dharamshala. It is primarily all about showcasing Indian and International films that are beyond the quintessential. It consists of screenings, Q & A’s with filmmakers, panel discussions and masterclasses. More than fifteen Indian and International filmmakers will be presenting their work. Almost all of these films have been screened at illustrious film festivals in other parts of the world. However, they will be premiering in India at DIFF this November.


Here’s a list of the features:


Feature Documentaries


Wojciech Staroń’s Brothers (Poland)


Steffi Giaracuni’s Didi Contractor: Marrying the Earth to the Building (Switzerland)


Laurie Anderson’s Heart of a Dog (France, USA)


Mickey Lemle’s The Last Dalai Lama? (USA)


Stanzin Dorjai Gya and Christiane Mordelet’s The Shepherdess of the Glaciers (France, India)


Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami’s Sonita (Germany, Switzerland, Iran)


Sean McAllister’s A Syrian Love Story (UK, France, Lebanon, Syria)


Pushpa Rawat’s The Turn (India)


Nguyễn Trinh Thi’s Vietnam the Movie (Vietnam)


International feature narratives

Pimpaka Towira’s The Island Funeral (Thailand)


Portmanteau film Ten Years (Hong Kong)


Jeon Soo-il’s A Korean in Paris (South Korea)


Wang Yichun’s What’s in the Darkness (China)


Boo Junfeng’s Apprentice (Singapore)


Evi Goldbrunner’s At Eye Level (Germany)


Khyentse Norbu’s Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait (Bhutan)


Esen Isik’s Köpek (Switzerland)


Ara Chawdhury’s Miss Bulalacao (Phillipines)


Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria (Germany)


Emir Baigazin’s The Wounded Angel (Kazakhstan)


Indian features


Raam Reddy’s Thithi


Vetri Maaran’s Interrogation


Sanjeev Kumar’s Circles of the Mind


Mangesh Joshi’s Lathe Joshi


Rajiv Ravi’s Kammatipaadam


Umesh Kulkarni’s Highway


Bauddhayan Mukherji’s The Violin Player


International short films


Tenzin Dasel and Rémi Caritey’s Royal Café (France)


Kristóf Deák’s Sing (Hungary)



Indian short films


Prabhjit Dhamija’s Asmad


Hardik Mehta’s Famous in Ahmedabad


Pankaja Thakur’s The Guide


Chaitanya Tamhane’s Six Strands


Nishant Roy Bombarde’s The Threshold


Payal Sethi’s Leeches


Nina Sabnani’s We Make Images


Gurvinder Singh’s Infiltrator


This festival is for everyone from filmmakers and volunteers to travelers from afar or the local residents, adults and children alike. Mountains, steaming hot momos and movies, this is an experience every cinephile needs.









Leo, a passionate dancer, literature lover, movie buff, foodie, lover of theatrics and all shades of dramatics , wanderlusting at most times.