Dharamshala International Fest 2020

Dharamshala International Fest 2020

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Dharamshala International Film Festival 2020 goes online, and has a specially curated list of award-winning films coming straight to your home.

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The Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) is held annually in McLeod Ganj, a quaint town in the foothills of the Himalayas. But given the times, the festival has decided to go online for DIFF 2020, as it brings the magic of these celebrated films right to your home.

The 9th edition of the festival will be hosted from October 29 to November 4, and all festival attendees can tune-in virtually to experience cinema from the comfort of their home. Options for Premium Festival Pass and Regular Festival Pass now available.

Watch award-winning films with DIFF 2020

Select your kind of festival pass

  • Premium: The Premium Festival Pass gets you access to the entire line-up of films & special programmes for the duration of the festival.
  • Regular: The Regular Festival Pass gives you access to a large selection of films and all special programmes.

DIFF 2020: 100 Films. 40 Countries.

The upside to the festival going virtual is that we'll be seeing over 100 films that have been selected from around 40 countries. Some of the International titles that we have our eyes on are:

  • 'Martin Eden' by Pietro Marcello
  • 'Corpus Christi' by Jan Komasa
  • 'Yalda - A Night For Forgiveness' by Massoud Bakhshi
  • 'Notturno' by Gianfranco Rosi

From the Indian showcase, we're excited to finally watch 'Pearl Of The Desert' by Pushpendra Singh and 'That Cloud Never Left' by Yashaswini Raghunandan.

At the 9th edition of the Dharamshala International Film Festival we'll see themes such as the Covid-19 crisis, migration, displacement, censorship, artificial intelligence, and love & family ties - across a set of carefully selected feature narratives, Indian and international documentaries, and shorts.

Throwback to DIFF Viewing Room

To make sure all attendees continue to enjoy award-winning cinema even during the pandemic, Dharamshala International Film Festival launched DIFF Viewing Room. With this, all viewers could stream a specially curated selection of DIFF alumni films, absolutely free. No matter where you were, social distancing, self-isolating, or in quarantine, DIFF Viewing Rooms made sure you got your dose of entertainment with these amazing films. And now with even a bigger platform, and taking their annual fest virtual - DIFF 2020 offers an even more premium experience.

What exactly happens at Dharamshala Film Festival?

Imagine watching films with like-minded folks in the middle of the mountains. Sounds pretty amazing, right? That is how people enjoy the Dharamshala International Film Festival every year.

This 4-day long film festival is aimed at creating a common platform for filmmakers to showcase their skills. With about 25 contemporary features and documentaries, along with a selection of short films, animation films, and experimental films - the DIFF is all ready to bring the magic to the screen. It's a celebration of the creative spirits and a way for filmmakers and film lovers to interact in an intimate and creative way, through the means of films. This specially curated list of the best independent cinemas will keep the audience entertained throughout the festival. Not only this, along with the screenings, there are many interesting events such as Q & A with filmmakers, panel discussions and masterclasses that help you get an insight into the filmmaker’s mindset.

About the Dharamshala International Film Festival:

Started in 2012 by two filmmakers - Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, both residents of Dharamshala, as a mean to give the local community a platform for good alternative cinema. DIFF is presented by White Crane Arts & Media Trust, an organization that promotes contemporary art, cinema and independent media practices in the Himalayan areas of India.

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