Srinagar, August 16, 2023 : The cultural landscape of Srinagar is set to shine once again as the second edition of The International Film Festival of Srinagar (TIFFS) receives an overwhelming response from across the globe. Within a span of under 24 hours, the festival has received an impressive total of 160 entries from 30 countries, a testament to the global appeal of this upcoming and promising film festival in the region. With prestigious Jammu Film Festival as the consulting partner, TIFFS has already set the benchmark with its first edition held in Oct 2022.
TIFFS is all set to take place from October 25 to 26, 2023, at Tagore Hall in the captivating city of Srinagar, often referred to as the Venice of the East. The festival, which successfully put Srinagar on the international film festival circuit with its debut edition, continues to garner attention and admiration from filmmakers, industry professionals, and cinephiles alike.
Commenting on the remarkable response, Festival Directors Rakesh Roshan Bhat and Rohit Bhat expressed their delight, stating, “We are truly thrilled by the overwhelming participation and support that TIFFS has received for its second edition. The sheer number of entries from a diverse range of countries showcases the universal appeal of cinema as a powerful medium for storytelling and cultural exchange.”
TIFFS represents the aspirations of the art and cinema-loving people of Kashmir, particularly Srinagar, and provides a platform for exceptional films from around the world to be showcased against the stunning backdrop of the city’s breathtaking landscapes and rich history. The festival not only contributes to the cultural enrichment of the region but also promotes Srinagar as an attractive destination for filmmakers and tourists alike.
The festival has received entries spanning various categories, including Feature Films, Short Films, and Documentaries. In addition to the numerous short films and documentaries, TIFFS has received 8 feature films from countries such as the United States, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Iran. Besides the big countries like US, China, Russia, Germany etc, TIFFS has received entries from countries like Egypt, Tunisia, Austria, Cuba and Argentina too.
Beyond the cinematic screenings, TIFFS will host a series of engaging panel discussions, workshops, and networking events, fostering meaningful interactions among filmmakers and enthusiasts. The festival’s dedication to excellence, combined with its commitment to showcasing the cultural heritage of the region, ensures that TIFFS continues to make its mark on the global film festival circuit.